Decreased levels of sodium and potassium in the body can cause serious problems among patients. Aldactone is a medication that can control the level of sodium and potassium and prevent these physical components from being counted less. The steroid is actually used to detect the level of sodium-potassium in the body and treat the related imbalance.
Aldactone comes in the form of an oral tablet. The aldosterone antagonist spironolactone is the main compound of this steroid. Otherwise, the drug has titanium dioxide, corn starch, hypromellose and iron oxide among other inactive substances. Aldactone is actually used to diagnose or treat the level or the stability of Aldasteron, the hormone produced by the adrenal gland, which helps regulate salt and water balance.
It is always better to take the medicine on the basis of the prescription of a renowned physician. A number of blood tests should be done prior to taking medicine. Patients with normal diet can be administered with Aldactone. The doctors usually administer 100nto 400mg Aldactone to prepare a person for any surgery. However, some patients show instability which may be considered unsuitable for operation. Doctors may suggest Aldactone for those patients for a longer term.
Why to use
Aldactone is required for the treatment of sodium-potassium imbalance in the body. However, it is better to follow the doctor's prescription exactly as he suggests. Many tests have proved that the Aldactone dose can cause edema in adults. Diuretic-induced hypokalaemia can also be treated with this drug. A better renal tubule response can be obtained after treatment with Aldactone.
People with arm sickness, heart disease or electrolyte imbalance should never take this steroid. Overdose of this steroid may cause nervousness, irregular heartbeat, drowsiness, redness or skin rashes, and may cause more trouble for the patients to apply to the hospital for better and more detailed treatment or to refer patients.