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Spironolactone is a diuretic that is licensed for the treatment of water retention, high blood pressure, heart failure, and low potassium levels. It can also be used to diagnose and treat primary hyperaldosteronism. Spironolactone tablets, which are available by prescription, are generally taken once or twice a day. Potential side effects include drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea, and menstrual changes.
- Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting
- Breast development in men (gynecomastia)
- Menstrual changes, including irregular or absent periods
- Impotence, also known as erectile dysfunction or ED (see Spironolactone and Impotence).