Great question ... and complex one too!
You might consider speaking to your physician as both spironolactone and Diovan are types of blood pressure medications - but more importantly BOTH have the potential to increase potassium levels in your blood. Increased potassium levels could have serious consequences.
Diovan is a type of blood pressure medication known as an angiotensin receptor blocker. Increased blood potassium levels are a rare side effect.
Spironolactone has many uses. It has been around for many years. It is a weak blood pressure medication and diuretic. At low doses, it has been used in treating heart failure for years. Dizziness and increased potassium levels are side effects.
Spironolactone also has another interesting job - and that is to block hormones. So spironolactone is used in acne, hair loss and excessive hair on the face.
But both are blood pressure pills and both can increase potassium levels in the blood - which could carry with it very serious consequences. Be sure to speak to your doctor if you should take spironolactone with Diovan. Very very careful monitoring with very frequent blood pressure checks and very frequent measuring of your blood potassium levels and kidney function (creatinine) would be advised.
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