Minilactone Tablet

Introduction

Minilactone Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to reduce excess fluid levels in the body while maintaining the potassium balance. It is used to treat edema (fluid overload) and some cases of hypertension.

Minilactone Tablet is a combination of two medicines used to reduce excess fluid levels in the body while maintaining the potassium balance. It is used to treat edema (fluid overload) and some cases of hypertension. It is best to take this medicine in the morning along with food in order to avoid frequent urination at night time. Regular monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes is important while using this medicine. This medicine may produce enlargement of breast in male patients as a side effect but it gets back to normal after the medicine is discontinued. Dizziness may occur as a side effect initially, but this improves with time.

Uses of Minilactone Tablet

  • Edema

Side effects of Minilactone 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 Minilactone

  • Dehydration
  • Decreased sodium level in blood
  • Breast enlargement in male
  • Decreased magnesium level in blood
  • Decreased calcium level in blood
  • Increased blood uric acid

How to use Minilactone 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. Minilactone Tablet is to be taken with food.
Avoid Minilactone Tablet with dietary sodium.

How Minilactone Tablet works

Minilactone Tablet is a combination of two medicines: Furosemide and Spironolactone. Furosemide 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. Spironolactone is also a diuretic which conserves potassium, thereby balancing its levels in the body.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Minilactone Tablet.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Minilactone 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.

Breastfeeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Minilactone Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Minilactone Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Minilactone Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Minilactone Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Minilactone Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Minilactone Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Minilactone Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.