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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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Last updated on Aug-4-04


READER COMMENTS

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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