SPIRONOLACTONE; HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE (speer on oh LAK tone; hye droe klor oh THYE a zide) is a combination of 2 diuretics. It helps you make more urine and to lose salt and excess water from your body. It treats swelling from heart, kidney, or liver disease. It also treats high blood pressure.
Aldactazide may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions
Take this drug by mouth. Take it as directed on the prescription label at the same time every day. You can take it with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food. Keep taking it unless your health care provider tells you to stop.
Talk to your health care provider about the use of this drug in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of Aldactazide contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: Aldactazide is only for you. Do not share Aldactazide with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
-allergic reactions such as skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
-black or tarry stools
-changes in vision
-fast, irregular heartbeat
-feeling faint or dizzy
-muscle pain, cramps
-numbness, tingling in hands or feet
-redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
-signs and symptoms of high blood sugar such as being more thirsty or hungry or having to urinate more than normal. You may also feel very tired or have blurry vision.
-trouble passing urine
-yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
-breast enlargement in both males and females
-change in sex drive or performance
-irregular menstrual periods
-stomach upset, nausea
This list may not describe all possible side effects for Aldactazide. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.Source: FDA
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
-certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease like benazepril, lisinopril, losartan, valsartan
-certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like heparin and enoxaparin
-medicines that relax muscles for surgery
-NSAIDs, medicines for pain and inflammation, like ibuprofen or naproxen
-steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
-immune system problems, like lupus
-an unusual reaction to spironolactone, hydrochlorothiazide, sulfa drugs, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Check your blood pressure as directed. Ask your doctor what your blood pressure should be, and when you should contact them.
This medicine may increase blood sugar. Ask your healthcare provider if changes in diet or medicines are needed if you have diabetes.
You must not get dehydrated. Ask your doctor or health care professional how much fluid you need to drink a day. Check with him or her if you get an attack of severe diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, or if you sweat a lot. The loss of too much body fluid can make it dangerous for you to take this medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Talk to your health care professional about your risk of skin cancer. You may be more at risk for skin cancer if you take this medicine.
This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused drug after the expiration date.