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Spironolactone

Used for congestive heart failure that was supposed to save lives, Spironolactone also caused dozens of deaths from a side effect when doctors began prescribing it more widely.

A major study five years ago found that adding spironolactone to the standard treatments cut the death rate by 30 percent in people with serious heart failure. However, when prescription rates for spironolactone increased fivefold, and hospitalizations and deaths from high potassium tripled.

Physicians need to be careful who they prescribe the drug to, and need to carefully monitor for potassium buildup.

If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a case involving inappropriate care while taking Spironolactone, please click the link below to submit your complaint.

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Published on Aug-4-04


READER COMMENTS

Posted by
Gary Lucas
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My Doctor prescribed Spironolactone for water reduction, I've been on this medication for 5 years and have developed gynecomastia. Do I have any recourse? Thanks

Posted by
James Green
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I was prescribed spironolactone for congestive heart failure and my chest became painfully engorged in 2012 while i was in prison..now I have gynocemastia..the cardiologist discontinued use, but restarted the medication at a lower dosage, but my once muscular pecs have fatty tissue like breast now, and i'm looking for legal recourse

Posted by
Samuel Brown Jr.
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had 2 operations. one on the right breast in Chicago and one in Phoenix

Posted by
Barton Kreeger
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I have Gynecomastia I think it is due from Spirolactone just want to know if I have any recourse took it for about 4 years.

Posted by
john burch
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while taking spironolactone I developed a large left breast. I had to have a mammogram and my nipple was extremely sore.the mammogram showed a mass.this was extremely concerning for me as im am 100%dependent on my heart defibrillator that paces 24/7

Posted by
Dennis SYAKOVICH
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I have gynecomastia in my breasts and a painful right breast . I had a mammogram and ultrasound done a while back and a ct scan done . My primary care physician told
Me it was from the Spirolactone I want prescribed by my cardiologist . When I went to see him and asked him about it he said yes it was one of the side effects and took me off the medication. This is very embarrassing and painful

Posted by
Denise
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Hello,
As anyone taken Spironolactone for cystic adult acne, and experienced throat spasms called Cricopharyngeal Spasm? It occurred around the same time I was experiencing tightness in the test. I only administered the drug for 4 weeks but the side effects have persisted.

Posted by
ralph stevens
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my husband has the breast growing also and when he took this medicine he also ended up getting a bad case of the gout and it was due to the spirolactone,,,

Posted by
claude Rodriguez
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I was given Spironolactone combined with HCTZ a year a half ago and I have devoloped gynecomastia....my left breast is very painful with hard masses and at least 2x's larger than my right. I had a mammogram and an ultra sound recently and my primary care doctor confirmed that I had gynecomastia... I am faced with a lifetime of possible surgery and pain. I am a 68 year old male and this is very embrassing, not to mention of my 5 fold increased risk for breast cancer. This product needs to be taken off the market and those who have suffered compensated. Can you help me.

Posted by
,stephen
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Spironolactone use has caused gynocomastia. Discontinued meds, but no reduction in tissue, 6 months since last use.

Posted by
JASPER DODSON
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My use of sporolactone caused gynomastica

Posted by
Samuel McCray
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Lost both breast due to sponalactone, recently. Surgery was performed @ Emory Medical Atlanta Georgia. 23 Aug 2016

Posted by
Cedric
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Hi, I was prescribed Sprironolactone for high blood pressure and after a few months I was taken off because I had developed gynecomastia.

Posted by
Brent
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In 2014 I was prescribed spironolactone as a diuretic and to treat congestive heart failure. Within months I developed enlarged tender breast. I was not told this was a side effect of the drug. I have since changed to lasiks when necessary but have not had reduction in the breast enlargement. It is embarrassing and has caused me much concern. Not to mention the fact that there can be breast complications down the road.

Posted by
cassandra brown
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My husband was taking Spironolactone and now he has a lump in his right breast . Monday when he went to the doctor they told him it was the pills he was taking now his left breast is sore as well. Friday he is going for a mammogram and I am worried if this is for your heart why would they give him something with theses harsh side effects.

Posted by
Greg Gibney
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I was put on Aldactone 1 year ago... I now have Gynecomastia in both breasts. I will have to go through breast reduction surgery because it not only is painful and ugly but it increases my chances of breast cancer 5 times the normal level... I really feel that I should be compensated for all I have gone through and have to go through with the surgery.

Thank you,

Greg

Posted by
roger mcwilliams
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MY doctor put me on this medicine and only told me he would have to keep check of my potassium. HE never told me about the breast enlargement,and if it occured it would not return to normal. My breast look stupid and are still sore after a year.

Posted by
NORMA
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MY DOCTOR PERSCRIBED SPIRONOLACTONE TO ME BUT HE DIDN'T SAY WHAT FOR. NOW I AM HAVING SEVERE HOT FLASHES BECAUSE OF TH DRG CAUSING HORMAL CHANGES AND I CAN'T TAKE ANYTHING FOR IT BECAUSE OF HEART DESEASE. I'M JUS LEFT TO SUFFER THE REST OF MY LIFE AND THIS IS NOT FAIR TO ME. I WENT 17 YEARS WITHOUT HOT FLASHES AND NOW I HAVE THEM BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG.

Posted by
Ronnie Royster
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Hi,my name is Ronnie Royster and I was prescribed Spironolactone about 12 years ago for congestive heart failure. I developed enlarged breasts and about 3 years ago my doctor took me of the medication. He put me on Lasix instead and told me that the spironolactone helped contribute to me having the enlarged breasts problem. I had gynomastia surgery about 3 years ago to help with the problem. This is all in my medical charts at my primary care physican's office.

Posted by
Jeff Keuhlen
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Hi, my name is Jeff, I'm 63 years old and am recovering from Hepatic Cirrohsis and was prescribed spironolactone and Lasix, presumably for diuretic reasons, but have experienced painful enlarged breasts after 2 years on this drug. I am not a vain person, but I think I am in need of breast reduction surgery, as I had bladder cancer surgery 3 years ago and don't want to risk breast cancer. My condition is a documented side effect of spironolactone use, and my Gastroenterologist halved my dose, but did not cancel it. What am I to do?

Posted by
Jada Redmond
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Hi, my name is jada. I was prescribed spirolactone over 9years ago & recently stopped taking it in 2012 due to harsh side effects. I have permanent nerve damage, skin conditions, and a lot of other permanent issues. I want to know if I can pursue this case. Thanks sincerely, jada

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