Spironolactone Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • High Levels Of Potassium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Irritation Of The Stomach Or Intestines

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sexual Function
  • Dizziness
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Headache
  • The Inability To Have An Erection

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Stomach Ulcer
  • A Type Of Significant Allergic Skin Reaction Called DRESS Syndrome
  • Acid Base Problem With Low Chloride And Basic Ph Blood
  • Allergic Reaction Causing Inflammation Of Blood Vessels
  • Bleeding Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Decreased Blood Volume
  • Decreased Kidney Function
  • Dehydration
  • High Amount Of Uric Acid In The Blood
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increased Eosinophils In The Blood
  • Inflammation Of The Blood Vessels
  • Inflammation Of The Liver With Stoppage Of Bile Flow
  • Low Amount Of Calcium In The Blood
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Very Low Levels Of Granulocytes, A Type Of White Blood Cell

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Problem With Menstrual Periods
  • A Skin Rash
  • A Type Of Bumpy Skin Rash Called A Maculopapular Rash
  • A Type Of Stomach Irritation Called Gastritis
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Altered Interest In Having Sexual Intercourse
  • Breast Pain
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Drowsiness
  • Fever
  • Hair Loss
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Skin Due To An Allergy
  • Irregular Periods
  • Itching
  • Leg Cramps
  • Loss Of Muscle Coordination
  • Low Energy And Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Vaginal Bleeding After Menopause
  • Vomiting

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