Generic Aldactone 25mg 20 Tabs, Espironolactona
Generic Name: spironolactone (speer oh no LAK tone) or Espironolactona
Brand Names: Aldactone, Spironol
What is spironolactone? Spironolactone is a
potassium-sparing diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing
too much salt and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.
Spironolactone is used to diagnose or treat a condition in which you have too
much aldosterone in your body.
Aldosterone is a hormone produced by your adrenal
glands to help regulate the salt and water balance in your body. Spironolactone
also treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure,
cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome. This
medication is also used to treat or prevent hypokalemia (low potassium levels in
the blood). Spironolactone may also be used for purposes other than those listed
in this medication guide.