On this episode, I discuss spironolactone pharmacology, adverse effects, drug interactions and much more.
Spironolactone has numerous indications including hypertension, CHF, ascites, and acne. I break them all down in this podcast episode.
Hyperkalemia is a major concern with spironolactone. Patients with baseline levels at 5 or above should generally avoid this medication.
Gynecomastia is one of the most commonly tested adverse effects of spironolactone. Be sure you don’t miss this one on your board and pharmacology exams!
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