|Active ingredient : Spironolactone||Manufactured by : Various|
|Treatment: Hypertension||Dosage : 25, 100 mg|
Hypertension (blood pressure) is a silent killer and is a lifestyle disease that once acquired can only be controlled and not cured. There are several salts that are prescribed by doctors to control high blood pressure and one of these is Spironolactone that is available in the market by many brand names one of which is Aldactone. Generic Spironolactone belongs to a class of drugs classified as diuretics. This drug prevents potassium levels in the body from going down dangerously and also prevents the body from absorbing too much of salt. The drug is known to flush excess of water from the body, it has to be taken early in the morning along with breakfast to keep blood pressure under control for the entire day.
One thing to be noted is that the salt Spironolactone can only keep high BP under control and not cure it. Another thing to note is that it needs to be taken in regularly, and if a patient makes a mistake of discontinuing the drug, his blood pressure can suddenly shoot up at any time to cause major problems for him such as heart attack, paralysis, or stroke. Generic Spironolactone takes time to show results and is not like a pain killer to show effect in a few hours. Also, the patient is ill advised to stop using it if he feels better.
Though mostly prescribed to control high blood pressure, Spironolactone is a salt that can be used in other body conditions also such as congestive heart failure, nephritic syndrome, cirrhosis of lever, and some edematous disorders. It is a drug that can be used in conjunction with other medications.
Howsoever relieved and better you may feel after using Generic Spironolactone, you must not give this medication to any other person having symptoms similar to you as this drug cannot be given without the prescription of a doctor.
As Spironolactone works by altering the levels of potassium in the body of the patient, he or she may feel some side effects like dryness of mouth and excessive thirst. He may also have cramps or muscle pain in his body which is a direct result of the change in the levels of potassium in his body. However, these are minor side effects that go away after a few days and cause no major problem.