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Carospir (Spironolactone) for Oral Suspension

General Information

Carospir (Spironolactone) is indicated for/to:

  • The treatment of NYHA Class III-IV heart failure,
  • Manage edema
  • Reduced ejection fraction to increase survival
  • Reduce the necessity for hospitalization for heart failure

This may also be used as an add-on therapy for the treatment of hypertension. Lowering high blood pressure may reduce the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, myocardial infarctions, and primarily strokes.


How does Carospir (Spironolactone) for Oral Suspension work?

Carospir (Spironolactone) and its active metabolites are exact pharmacologic antagonists of aldosterone. It acts mainly through reasonable binding of receptors at the aldosterone-dependent sodium-potassium exchange site in the distal convoluted renal tubule. This medication causes bigger quantities of water and sodium to be excreted and potassium is retained. This acts both as an antihypertensive drug and as a diuretic by this mechanism. This may be given alone or with other diuretic agents that act more proximally in the renal tubule.


Why use Carospir (Spironolactone) for Oral Suspension?

Carospir Oral Suspension contains 25mg of the aldosterone antagonist spironolactone. It is practically insoluble in water, freely soluble in benzene and chloroform, and soluble in alcohol. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this treatment already.

How to use Carospir (Spironolactone) for Oral Suspension?

The recommended dosage will depend on your condition and response. For Carospir Oral Suspension, the usual dosage is 25mg/5ml. In patients requiring a dose greater than 100mg, you may use another formulation of this medication. Consult your doctor for further instruction on your dosage. Follow all your prescriptions very carefully.

What are the side-effects of Carospir (Spironolactone) for Oral Suspension?

  • Feeling confused
  • Lowered interest in sex
  • Stomach cramps
  • Dizziness or like you might pass out
  • Chills or fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Any unexplained bruising or bleeding
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Menstrual or period changes
  • Breast pain
  • Enlarged breasts for males
  • Signs of kidney problems (blood in the urine, big weight gain, or unable to pass urine)
  • Signs of allergic reactions
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Peeling skin with or without fever
  • Wheezing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Tightness in the chest or throat


Warnings and Precautions

  • This is not recommended for breastfeeding or pregnant women. This may only be used if needed.
  • Before using this, let your doctor know if you have any allergies.
  • Do not share any of your medicines with others without letting them consult a doctor.
  • Keep this medication at a dry, clean place, and away from the reach of children.