Spironolactone, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. It causes the kidneys to eliminate unneeded water and salt from the body into the urine. Spironolactone also is used to treat certain patients with hyperaldosteronism and in certain patients with low potassium levels.
This medicine is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
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