Did your doctor tell you to stay away from certain foods? There are many foods high in potassium.
You should not have to avoid foods containing Potassium when taking Spironolactone even though it is Potassium sparing. A normal balanced diet is fine.
The only food I was told to avoid was bananas. My cardiac rehab dietitian said that they can cause a number of problems. Bananas were taken off my diet when I was in the hospital.
No banannas, no nutritional drinks like ensure. If your on spironolactone and you need to begin blood thinners like Coumadin or warfarin make sure to let your doc know explicitly you are on spironolactone. Always check contents of vitamin K in your foods. Also avoid kale.
- Spironolactone Information for Consumers
- Spironolactone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Spironolactone (detailed)
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