If you are taking spironolactone, don’t take salt substitute that contains potassium or Kantha supplements.
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What happens if you eat too much potassium while taking spironolactone?
If any of the signs or symptoms of high blood potassium are experienced while taking spironolactone – (See list below)
- Get immediate medical attention muscle weakness
- Trouble breathing
- Heart palpitations
- Irregular heartbeats
- Fainting are some of the symptoms
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, including vitamins and herbal supplements.
Also tell him or her if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not use any herbal supplement without first talking to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the supplement.
Why can’t I eat bananas on spironolactone?
You might have to be careful when eating high-potassium foods because spironolactone can raise your body’s potassium levels. If you eat bananas or other high-potassium foods on a regular basis, you will usually not have any problems. However, if you have a history of kidney stones, consult your doctor before eating bananas. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, talk to your health care provider about the best way to manage your potassium intake.
Can I eat salmon on spironolactone?
According to the FDA, patients who are taking spironolactone should avoid supplements and foods that have high levels of potassium. Potassium-rich foods include but are not limited to bananas, salmon, spinach, broccoli, and potatoes. Potassium supplements should not be taken by people with kidney disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
How long does spironolactone take to work for acne?
Spironolactone takes 3 to 6 months to have its full effects. It can be very frustrating to wait for the results. Spironolactone only works while you are taking it. When you stop taking the medication, your skin may look different. However, it is important to know that the longer you wait for results, the more likely you will not see any results at all.
Do I need to change my diet on spironolactone?
If you are young and healthy, you can keep taking your daily dose of spiroprolactin. However, if you have any of the following conditions, your doctor may recommend that you stop taking your spirone: kidney disease kidney disease liver disease, including cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) or chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection, such as hepatitis B or C, or hepatitis A (HBV or A) You may also need to reduce your dose.
Your doctor will tell you how much you should take and when. You should also talk to your pharmacist about any other medicines you may be taking that may affect the effectiveness of your treatment. If your symptoms do not improve after a few weeks of treatment, talk with your health care provider about changing your medication.
SpiroProLact is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children younger than 2 years of age. It is a prescription medicine and should be used only by a doctor who is trained in the use of this medicine. Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you or your child.
What are the signs of too much potassium?
If high potassium happens suddenly and you have very high levels, you may feel heart palpitations, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, or vomiting. This is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical care. Go to the emergency room if you have any of these symptoms.