I know what you mean about lack of info. I searched
one night for hours trying to find some when my cat
was put on spironolcatone just a week ago. She was
having terrible reaction to furosemide. The spiro
wasn't strong enough turns out and my kitty started to
have a fluid build up about 4 days of being on the spiro. I had to
start the furosemide again but started giving her it
with a good amount of food afterwards which I don't
think I was previously doing. I know I would give her
food with the Atenolol which she gets about 2 hours after
the furosemide. She seems to be doing a bit better
taking it with food. As far as the spiro goes I have not
noticed a bad reaction to it compared to her reaction
to the furosemide. I was told the spiro was a fairly
weak diuretic and from our experience it was no where
near enough to keep the fluid off her lungs.
I find that is a lot of diuretic if he only heard a small
crackle. I would think just one dose in addition to
the two furosemide would be plenty. Do you have a
stethoscope. For me I usually can hear it very well
just resting my ear on her lung area. It usually can
be heard quite easily if there is fluid there. Have
you been checking yourself. Could just be the spiro
has worked and the fluid is now gone, and taking that
much is too much being there is no fluid there now.
If you don't hear the crackle anymore I would take away
one of the doses of spiro for sure and maybe only
give it once every second day. How have you weened off
so far, what doses are you giving now?
"Whoever wants to know something about me,
must observe my paintings carefully and try to
see in them what I am".
From: Brooke <jarnold54@...
Sent: Sun, September 26, 2010 8:09:08 PM
Subject: [FH] Spironolactone - Side effects?
Nelson was prescribed Spironolactone (6.25mg twice daily) about a month ago.
This is in addition to Atenlol, Plavix, Aspirin and Lasix (6.25 twice a day)
that he already takes. Not quite sure why the spiro was added, except that his
HCM was upgraded to Severe, and the cardiologist heard a little bit of a crackle
in his lungs, and maybe this was an attempt to stay on top of any fluid
build-up...but he's been doing great since he was diagnosed - meaning, he's
never had any problems with fluid.
Anyhow, he's been in a steady decline ever since adding the spironolactone. I've
slowly weaned him off of it and he seems to be improving. Too soon to tell
because it's only been 2 days, but he's already up and running around and eating
more. His appetite had gone from very healthy to almost nothing!
I'm curious, has anyone else noticed any similar side effects from spiro? I
haven't been able to find any information on this, and was starting to think
Nelson was beginning his "decline" until I stopped the med and he's feeling
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