Furosemide + Spironolactone is a combination of two medicines: Furosemide + Spironolactone1 and Furosemide + Spironolactone2. Furosemide + Spironolactone1 is a diuretic which removes extra water and certain electrolytes from the body through urine. Over time, it also relaxes blood vessels, but causes potassium loss. Furosemide + Spironolactone2 is also a diuretic which conserves potassium, thereby balancing its levels in the body.
Q. What are the recommended storage conditions for Minilactone Tablet?
Keep this medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose of the unused medicine. Make sure it is not consumed by pets, children and other people.
Q. What are the contraindications associated with the use of Minilactone Tablet?
The use of Minilactone Tablet should be avoided in patients with hypersensitivity to furosemide, sulfonylureas or spironolactone or any other ingredient of the product. The use of this medicine should also be avoided in patients with anuria, acute renal insufficiency, hepatic coma and pre-coma, low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiac arrhythmias, patients taking aminoglycosides or cephalosporins, kidney dysfunction due to drugs which cause renal damage, patients with high potassium levels (hyperkalemia), Addison's disease and in children with moderate to severe renal impairment.
Q. What is Minilactone Tablet?
Minilactone Tablet is a fixed-dose combination of furosemide (a loop diuretic) and spironolactone (an antagonist of aldosterone). Both are diuretics and they help to remove excess fluid from the body. The use of this combination is advised in patients of congestive heart failure (heart failure leading to fluid accumulation in the lung and rest of the body), nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder), liver cirrhosis with fluid retention (edema) and swelling of the abdomen (ascites).
Q. Is it safe to use Minilactone Tablet?
Yes, Minilactone Tablet is safe for most of the patients. However, in some patients it may cause common side effects like dizziness, dehydration, decreased sodium level in blood, breast enlargement in males, decreased magnesium level in blood, decreased calcium level in blood, increased blood uric acid. Inform your doctor if you experience any persistent problem while taking this medicine.
Q. Can the use of Minilactone Tablet cause dizziness?
Yes, the use of Minilactone Tablet can cause dizziness (feeling faint, weak, unsteady or lightheaded) in some patients. If you feel dizzy or lightheaded, it is better to rest for some time and resume once you feel better. Do not drive or use any machines.
Q. Can the use of Minilactone Tablet cause gout?
Yes, Minilactone Tablet can cause gout. Minilactone Tablet contains furosemide which can increase the blood uric acid levels by increasing its absorption from the kidneys. Increased uric acid levels can cause a gout attack. Inform your doctor if you have hyperuricemia (excess of uric acid in blood) or a history of gout before taking this medicine. Use of Minilactone Tablet should be avoided in patients with gout.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Jun 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.