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spironolactone

Side Effects

List spironolactone side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with spironolactone:

Common side effects of spironolactone:

  • High Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
  • Irritation of the Stomach or IntestinesLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of spironolactone:

  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Enlarged BreastsLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Inability to have an ErectionLess Severe
  • Low Amount of Sodium in the BloodLess Severe
  • Sexual ProblemsLess Severe

Rare side effects of spironolactone:

  • Allergic Reaction causing Inflammation of Blood VesselsSevere
  • Bleeding of the Stomach or IntestinesSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Discolored Spots and Small Elevations of the SkinSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • Inflammation of the Liver with Stoppage of Bile FlowSevere
  • ItchingSevere
  • Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Stomach UlcerSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • VasculitisSevere
  • Absence of Menstrual PeriodsLess Severe
  • Breast TendernessLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • DrowsinessLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Irregular PeriodsLess Severe
  • Leg CrampsLess Severe
  • SluggishnessLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe

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