What is Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Aldactazide

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Antihypertensive agent used in the management of mild-to-moderate hypertension; treatment of edema in congestive heart failure and nephrotic syndrome, and cirrhosis of the liver.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 6 3
Acne 1 0
Idiopathic hypercalciuria 1 0
Liver transplant 1 0
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Side effect Patients
Low potassium (hypokalemia) 2
Chronic dehydration 1
Dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Dosage Patients
25-25 mg daily 1
25 mg-25 mg daily 1
50-50 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Side effects too severe 3
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration

Currently taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 1
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrochlorothiazide HCTZ (Hydrochlorot) 1
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 1

Patients stopped taking Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amiloride 1
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1 patient evaluation for Spironolactone-Hydrochlorothiazide

Feb 2, 2018 (Started Nov 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for low potassium (hypokalemia))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pitting edema)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25-25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started using this because my potassium level was routinely low, this was supposed to be a potassium sparing medicine. However, my potassium level has still been low, and this is MUCH more expensive than the hydrochlorothaizide that I’ve previously taken.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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