Aldactazide is the trade name of a prescription drug containing a combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide as the active components. Both drugs belong to a group of drugs called diuretics (water pills). When used together, they complement each other, thereby providing additive antihypertensive and diuretic effects. Aldactazide is used in the management of high blood pressure and reduction of extra fluid. Spironolactone also aids in retaining potassium levels which are diminished by hydrochlorothiazide. The drug is manufactured by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in different strengths of Aldactazide 25/25mg, and 50/50mg tablets of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, and available in pack sizes of 100 tablets.
Spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide are the active components of Aldactazide. They work in combination to lower high blood pressure and reduce extra fluid in the body. Spironolactone works by interfering with certain hormones in the body, thereby inducing the need to excrete sodium chloride (salt) from the body while hydrochlorothiazide works on the kidneys to increase the excretion of sodium chloride (salt) from the body to lower pressure.
Aldactazide is available in its generic form as spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide.
Use your medication as directed by your healthcare professional. It is recommended to take your daily dose of Aldactazide at the same time every day.
For high blood pressure (hypertension)
For edema in adults
The doctor may be required to prescribe doses that differ from the above dosages, do not change your dose or take the medication contrary to the doctor’s directions.
Aldactazide may induce some side effects, which include, but are not limited to the list below. Report any symptoms occurring after the use of Aldactazide.
Always remember to inform your doctor of any allergies or medical conditions you may have, medications you are currently taking, if you are breastfeeding or pregnant, and any other important health conditions you might have.
Taking Aldactazide with certain drugs can either potentiate their effects in the body or nullify them. Therefore, you should know the medicines you take, and always remember to tell your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you are prescribed new medicine.
Take a dose as soon as you remember, however, if you remember shortly before the next dose, only take one dose. Never double up on doses.