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Review: could Spironolactone cause Urinary tract infection?

Summary: Urinary tract infection could be caused by Spironolactone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Lasix, and have Hypertension.

We study 25,278 people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone from FDA and social media. Among them, 577 have Urinary tract infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Urinary tract infection and more.

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Spironolactone

Spironolactone (latest outcomes from 26,338 users) has active ingredients of spironolactone. It is often used in acne.

Urinary tract infection

Urinary tract infection (latest reports from 452,118 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 25,245 people reported to have side effects when taking Spironolactone. Among them, 622 people (2.46%) have Urinary Tract Infection. They amount to 0.14% of all the 446,798 people who have Urinary Tract Infection on eHealthMe.

Trend of Urinary tract infection in Spironolactone reports

Time on Spironolactone when people have Urinary tract infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Urinary tract infection19.05%76.19%0.00%4.76%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Urinary tract infection when taking Spironolactone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Urinary tract infection0.00%1.20%0.51%4.62%5.13%12.14%14.87%61.54%

Severity of Urinary tract infection when taking Spironolactone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Urinary tract infection50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Urinary tract infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Urinary tract infection50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (44 people, 7.07%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (39 people, 6.27%)
  3. Pain (36 people, 5.79%)
  4. Osteoporosis (29 people, 4.66%)
  5. Pulmonary arterial hypertension (26 people, 4.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Lasix (193 people, 31.03%)
  2. Furosemide (186 people, 29.90%)
  3. Aspirin (184 people, 29.58%)
  4. Digoxin (178 people, 28.62%)
  5. Lisinopril (135 people, 21.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Related topic: Spironolactone, Urinary tract infection

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  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • charlie russell wheaton on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor said take mictonorm morning at night befor bed take tamsulosine. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly so stop traking mictonorm and the tamsulosine is not working good with me??

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    CRW on Jul, 27, 2013:

    man-54yrs doctor Prescription was take Mictonorm Uno 30mg morning afther eating, night befor bed take Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg. i have read that mictonorm cause increse in heart beat/rate and i know its true cause my hear beat unregularly, both have so many side affects so i stop traking Mictonorm Uno 30mg and the Tamsulosine Sandoz 0,4mg cause they are not working good for me??

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I stop taking spironolactone during a course of Cipro to treat the UTI and then resume the spironolactone.

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