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Silectone 50 Tablet

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Product introduction

Silectone 50 Tablet is a medicine known as a diuretic (water pill). It is mainly used in the treatment of heart failure and high blood pressure. It reduces the swelling (edema) caused by some other conditions. This medicine is also used to treat low potassium levels in the body (hypokalemia).

Silectone 50 Tablet should be taken with food at the same time each day to get the most benefit. Taking it early in the day can help prevent you from having to get up at night to go to the toilet frequently, You should keep using this medicine as it has been prescribed, even if you feel well. If you stop taking it, your condition may get worse. Follow your doctor's advice about the type and amount of liquids you should drink. If you are being treated for high blood pressure, lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly, and making changes to your diet like a low-salt diet may increase the effectiveness of this medicine.

The common side effects include nausea, vomiting, dizziness and swelling, or tenderness of your breasts (men and women). If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects and should be avoided.

You should be careful about using Silectone 50 Tablet if you have kidney problems or are unable to urinate. Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart disease or are pregnant. Also let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are using as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. While using this medicine, you may be advised to limit your intake of salt or salt substitutes, and you should have your blood pressure checked frequently. Some other tests like kidney function (e.g., creatinine) and potassium levels will be done to monitor your progress.

Uses of Silectone Tablet

Benefits of Silectone Tablet

In Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Silectone 50 Tablet lowers blood pressure by removing excess salt and water from your body. Lowering of blood pressure makes it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body and puts you at a lesser risk of having a heart attack or a stroke.

In general, this medicine is used along with other blood pressure-lowering medicines. You do not usually feel any direct benefit from taking this medicine, but it works in the long term to keep you well. You should take it regularly as prescribed for this medicine to be most effective, even if you feel better.

In Edema

Edema is caused by your body retaining too much water. Silectone 50 Tablet helps get rid of the extra water and electrolytes from your body by increasing the amount of urine produced. This enables your body to get rid of extra water thereby relieving symptoms such as shortness of breath and swelling in your arms, legs, or abdomen. Therefore, you can carry out your daily activities more comfortably. Take it regularly and make appropriate lifestyle changes to get maximum benefits.

In Low potassium

Silectone 50 Tablet prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, removes excess water and keeps your potassium levels from getting too low.

In Heart failure

Heart failure means your heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. The most common symptoms are breathlessness, tiredness, and swelling in your legs, ankles, abdomen, and other parts of your body.

This medicine will help relieve your symptoms, making you feel better and more energetic. You should make appropriate lifestyle changes (such as eating healthily and keeping active) to help this medicine be effective. Take it regularly and keep taking it even if you feel better.

Side effects of Silectone Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Silectone

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Leg cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Increased creatinine level in blood

How to use Silectone Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Silectone 50 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Silectone Tablet works

Silectone 50 Tablet is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body without loss of potassium.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Silectone 50 Tablet.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Silectone 50 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Silectone 50 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Silectone 50 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Silectone 50 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Silectone 50 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Silectone 50 Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Silectone 50 Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Silectone Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Silectone 50 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • It can make you feel dizzy for the first few days. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how Silectone 50 Tablet affects you.
  • It may increase the level of potassium in your blood. Avoid taking potassium supplements and potassium-rich foods such as banana and broccoli.
  • Your doctor will regularly check your kidney function and the amount of potassium in your blood while you are on this medicine.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
  • Silectone 50 Tablet may cause breast pain/swelling, irregular periods (women), or trouble with sexual performance.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Potassium sparing diuretics
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Potassium- sparing Diuretics

Interaction with drugs

Taking Silectone with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Silectone 50 Tablet?

Silectone 50 Tablet is a medicine that belongs to the class of medicines known as potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets). Silectone 50 Tablet being a diuretic helps lose excess fluid from your body. It is used to treat conditions such as high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, edema (swelling) or low potassium levels. Edema may be caused due to problems with your liver (cirrhosis or ascites) and kidney disorders (such as nephrotic syndrome).

Q. What is the best time to take Silectone 50 Tablet?

Silectone 50 Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. Silectone 50 Tablet helps remove excess fluids from the body which can make you pass more urine. Therefore, it would be best to take Silectone 50 Tablet during the day so as to avoid the frequent urge to urinate during sleep.

Q. Does Silectone 50 Tablet treat hypertension?

Yes, Silectone 50 Tablet effectively treats hypertension (high blood pressure). However, it is used in combination with other medicines to get maximum benefit. Silectone 50 Tablet is a diuretic commonly known as a water tablet. It works by removing excess fluid from your body which helps in lowering your blood pressure. Silectone 50 Tablet should be taken only when prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What foods should I avoid while taking Silectone 50 Tablet?

You should avoid taking an excess amount of salt or salt substitutes while taking Silectone 50 Tablet. Try to avoid foods containing potassium or potassium substitutes such as bananas, coconut water, spinach, sweet potatoes and avocados. These foods may increase your potassium levels and this can be fatal. Consult your doctor to know more about other food choices to be avoided while taking Silectone 50 Tablet.

Q. Can I use Silectone 50 Tablet for weight control?

No, Aldactone should not be used for weight control. Silectone 50 Tablet is not helpful in weight management. If you have weight related concerns, please consult a doctor who will let you know the best therapy for weight control.

Q. What other lifestyle changes should I make while taking Silectone 50 Tablet?

Lifestyle changes play a major role in keeping you healthy if you are taking Silectone 50 Tablet. Avoid taking excess salt in your diet and find ways to reduce or manage stress in your life. Practice yoga or meditation or take up a hobby. Ensure that you have a sound sleep every night as this also helps to reduce stress levels and helps to keep your blood pressure normal. Stop smoking and alcohol consumption as this helps in lowering your blood pressure and preventing heart problems. Exercise regularly and take a balanced diet that includes whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables and fat-free products. Consult your doctor if you need any further guidance to get the maximum benefit of Silectone 50 Tablet and to keep yourself healthy.

Q. Can I take Silectone 50 Tablet with birth control?

Silectone 50 Tablet can be taken with birth control pills (oral contraceptives) as there are no reports which suggest possible interactions or side effects while using these medicines together. However, in some cases, interactions may occur. Therefore, it would be best to first talk to your doctor before taking Silectone 50 Tablet with any birth control pills (oral contraceptives).

Q. Is Silectone 50 Tablet harmful to the kidneys?

Silectone 50 Tablet can lead to acute kidney failure particularly in those who already have impaired kidney function. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have kidney-related problems as you may need a different dose. In such cases, the doctor may suggest kidney function tests and closely monitor your condition.

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