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Active substance: SPIRONOLACTONE

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3. How to take Aldacton
Always take Aldactoneexactly as you tor has told you.
You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you
are not sure. The pharmacist'slabel on the pack also gives
this information.The number of tablets you need to take
depends on your illness. This medicine should be taken
once a day with food.
The adult dose varies from 25mg to 200mg
spironolactonea day. If you are not sure how
much to take, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your doctor will start you on a low starting dose and
gradually increase the dosage as needed to obtain the
desired effect.
If you are giving Aldactone to a child, the number of tablets
you give will depend on the child's weight. Your doctor will
work out the number of tablets that you should give.
If you take more Aldactone than you should
If you accidentally take too many tablets, contact
your doctor or nearest hospital accident department
immediately. The symptoms of an overdose are feeling
drowsy and dizzy. You may also feel or be sick or may
suffer from diarrhoea.
If you forget to take Aldactone
If you forget to take your tablet, take it as soon as you
remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
If you stop taking Aldactone
It is important to keep taking Aldactone until your doctor
tells you to stop, even if you start to feel better.
If you stop taking the tablets too soon, your condition may
get worse.
If you have any further questions on the use of this

Excessive growth of breast tissue in men
(gynaecomastia), this goes away when treatment is
stopped, breast lumps, breast pain
Skin rash, generalised itchiness
Skin allergy with development of itchness and
weals (urticaria), excessivehair growth (hypertrichosis)
Hair loss
General weakness, muscle cramps
Sudden kidney failure
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any
side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor
or pharmacist.

i. How to store Aldactone
Keep out of the reach and sight of children
Keep your tablets in a dry place, below 30%
Don't take Aldactone after the 'expiry' date shown on
the pack.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of
medicines no longer required. These measures will help
to protect thc ironment.

wnat Alaaaone contains
The active substance is spironolactone. Each Aldactone
25ma tablet contains 25ma of sdronolactone. Aldactone
50mi tablets contain 50mi of spironolactone and
Aldactone lOOmg tablets contain 100mg spironolactone.
The other ingredientsare calcium sulphate dihydrate,
corn starch, polyvinylpyrrolidone,magnesium stearate,
felcok peppermint, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol
and opaspray yellow (El71 and E172).
Aldactone 50mg contains opaspray white (El71) instead
of opaspray yellow.
What Aldactone looks like and the content of the pack
The name of your medicine is Aldactone.
The Aldactone 25 mg tablets are buff, film coated tablets
engraved "SEARLE 39" on one side.
The Aldactone 50mg tablets are white, film-mated tablets
L I K ~ meolclnes, n~oactone
can cause side effects
engraved "SEARLE 916" on one side.
although not everybody gets them.
Tell your Doctor immediately if you experience any of the The Aldactone 100mgtablets are buff, film coated tablets
engraved "SEARLE 134" on one side
following symptoms after taking this medicine. Although
Aldactone 25mg tablets come in packs of 50,100,500
they are very rare, the symptoms can be severe.
Itchiness and blisteringof the skin around the lips and and 1000 tablets.
Aldactone 50mg tablets come in packs of 50,100 and
the rest of the body (StevensJohnsonsyndrome)
500 tablets.
Yellow skin and eyes (jaundice), Aldactone can
Aldactone 100mgtablets come in packs of 50,100,500,
cause im~airment liver function
1000 and calendar packs of 28 tablets.
Irregular heartbeat, tingling sensation, paralysis or
difficultv in breathing; which may be symptomsof
All pack sizes may not be marketed.
raised potassium levels in your blood: your doctor
Marketing AuthorisationHolder and Manufacturer
will conduct regular blood tests to monitor potassium
Marketing AuthorisationHolder
and other eledmiyle levels. He or she may stop your
Pharmacia Limited, RamsgateRoad, Sandwich, Kent,
treatment if necessary.
CT13 9NJ, United Kingdom
Other side effects of Aldactone
Nausea, stomach upset
Piramal Healthcare UK Limited, Morpeth,
Confusion, dizziness
Northumberland, NE613YA
Menstrual problems in women
Chanae in sex drive for both men and women .
(libido) This leaflet was last revised in 22/11/2011
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Ref: AN 6-0
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Oeukopenia), reducednumber of cells that help with
clotting (thr6mbocytopenia)


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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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