Aldactazide (Oral)

Questions | Reviews **~

We don't currently have any questions about Aldactazide (Oral).

Aldactazide (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Aldactazide (Oral)

Aldactazide (Oral) Medication Classification


Aldactazide (Oral) Brandname


Aldactazide (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Hydrochlorothiazide (hye-droe-klor-oh-THYE-a-zide), Spironolactone (speer-on-oh-LAK-tone) Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure. This medicine is a combination of two types of diuretics ("water pills").

When To Not Use Aldactazide (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to spironolactone or hydrochlorothiazide. You should not use this medicine if you are unable to urinate or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or high potassium levels in your blood (hyperkalemia), if you are also using potassium supplements or salt substitutes, or if you are taking other diuretics such as spironolactone (Aldactone®), or triamterene (Dyazide®, Dyrenium®, Maxzide®).

How Should You Use Aldactazide (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Aldactazide (Oral) Storage

Store Aldactazide (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Aldactazide (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Aldactazide (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using cyclosporine (Sandimmune®), cholestyramine (Questran®), colestipol (Colestid®), digoxin (Lanoxin®), lithium, pain or arthritis medicine (such as aspirin, Advil®, Aleve®, Indocin®, Motrin®, Orudis®, Relafen®), potassium supplements, salt substitutes, steroids (such as cortisone, prednisone), or other blood pressure medicine (such as Accupril®, Altace®, Lotensin®, Lotrel®, Monopril®, Prinivil®, Zestoretic®, Zestril®), or low-salt milk.
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Aldactazide (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have diabetes, lupus, menstrual problems, or pancreatitis.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Use a sunscreen when you are outdoors. Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine.

Aldactazide (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Confusion, weakness, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, numbness or tingling in hands, feet, or lips
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea or vomiting
  • Fever, chills, cough, hoarseness
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Problems urinating, pain in side or lower back
  • Severe diarrhea or stomach pain
  • Skin rash or itching
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Breast tenderness, changes in hair growth, irregular menstrual periods in women
  • Breast enlargement in men
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach upset
  • Problems having sex

Aldactazide (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:



(based on 2 reviews)



Ease of Use:


Overall Satisfaction:




Aldactazide (Oral)

Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Soso, Soso - 01/13/2014

ABSOLUTELY. I am amazed at the dsciusisons that I've had since writing that post. I had no idea people felt so strongly!And, I agree with you and the above commenter, I never doubted my parent's honesty because they didn't rat out Santa Claus. I trusted them implicitly despite the fact that the Easter Bunny hid a basket for me until I was a mother, myself.And I stand by my opinion that I believe the pros far outweigh the cons when it comes to keeping a little magic in their lives. Yes, discuss the myth, discuss all of the stories told and what others are saying, but when they look me straight in the face and inquire if I am Santa, I will say I hope not, because then I wouldn't get anything in my stocking! Thanks Kathryn, for this awesome post!