Taking Spironolactone-HCTZ and Understanding the Risks
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Addison's disease
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE)
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Any allergies, including allergies to sulfa drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Aldactazide and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Aldactazide and Breastfeeding).
Tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Spironolactone-HCTZ to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Specific uses of spironolactone-HCTZ include:
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Treating water retention (edema) caused by the following conditions:
o Congestive heart failure (CHF)o Kidney disease.
(Click What Is Spironolactone-HCTZ Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)