Reviewing Spironolactone Use With Your Healthcare Provider
Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking spironolactone if you have:
- Liver disease, including cirrhosis
- Kidney disease or kidney failure
- Fluid or electrolyte problems
- Addison's disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or trying to become pregnant (see Aldactone and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Aldactone 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 Warnings and Precautions With Spironolactone for more information, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Specific uses of spironolactone include:
- Diagnosing and treating primary hyperaldosteronism (overproduction of the hormone aldosterone)
- Controlling high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Decreasing the risk for hospitalization or death in people with severe heart failure
- Treating water retention (edema) caused by the following conditions:
- Treating low levels of potassium in the blood (hypokalemia).