Spironolactone side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Spironolactone side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Spironolactone. The review is based on 56,806 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Spironolactone

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On Oct, 13, 2018

56,806 people who take Spironolactone are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Spironolactone side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
1 - 6 months:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Pneumonia
6 - 12 months:
  • Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)
  • Diarrhoea
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Sinus bradycardia (an unusually slow heartbeat due to heart disease)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Death
male:
  • Weight decreased
  • Vomiting
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Respiratory syncytial virus infection (viral disease of respiratory system)
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  • Vomiting
  • Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath)
2-9:
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Blood ketone body increased
  • Reaction to drug excipients
  • Urinary tract infection
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (adverse drug reactions with rash)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  • Pain in extremity
  • Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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