Diuretics Verospiron: instructions for use
Many people wonder: drug «Verospiron» a diuretic or not? To answer of the specialist or, after reviewing the attached to the packing instruction. After reviewing it clear that «Verospiron» has a mild diuretic effect and refers to a group of potassium-sparing and anti-hypertensive medications. Before applying the described pharmaceutical preparation having a diuretic effect, it is necessary to study the dosage, duration of use, contraindications and possible side effects, which can greatly aggravate the course of the disease and the patient’s condition.
The composition and form of release of the diuretic Verospiron
Produced a diuretic «Verospiron» in tablets, each containing 25 mg of the active ingredient is spironolactone. The medicine is Packed in cardboard packs of 20 or 100 tablets. As additional components are:
- food additive E171;
- colloidal silicon dioxide;
- food emulsifier Е572;
- starch from corn;
- milk sugar;
Diuretic «Verospiron» is a potassium-sparing drug that increases urination and thus does not lead from blood plasma potassium and urea. The excretion together with urine the excess fluid helps reduce high blood pressure and edema. The pharmaceuticals are analogues to the active component. Most similar is the drug «Versprechen», it also includes spironolactone and perform diuretic function.
«Versprechen», like his counterpart, is kaliysberegayuschimi medication due to the ability to excrete excess sodium and water. In addition, «Versprechen» also starts to work in 2-5 hours, after drinking pills and retains its effectiveness even within 2-3 days after discontinuation of the medications. To take these diuretics diuretics («Versprechen» and «Verospiron») must be strictly according to the prescribed scheme, otherwise there is a risk of serious adverse effects.
Indications for use
Assigned to the drug «Verospiron» for the following pathologies:
- edema associated with heart disease and endocrine system;
- the accumulation of a large volume of fluid in the abdomen associated with cirrhosis of the liver;
- swelling of the brain and other diseases accompanied by swelling;
- burns of heavy degree;
- neuromuscular disease.
Assign «Verospiron» having a diuretic effect should be exclusively a subject matter expert, self-medicate, there is a risk of serious complications and worsening of the patient’s condition. Taking the described medications orally, not chewing and drinking plenty of water. It is recommended to take pills in the morning or in the afternoon with a meal or directly after it. When using the «Verospiron» and its analogues, for example, «Versprechen» it is recommended to refrain from eating excessive amounts of salty foods and foods that are rich in potassium. In addition, you should abandon the use of alcohol beverages, and in the beginning of treatment «Verospiron» not to engage in activities that require greater attention and speed of psychomotor reactions.
With hypertension medication is prescribed at 50-100 mg at one time a day. If necessary, the dosage increased to 200 mg and continue treatment for at least 2 weeks. If patients concerned about swelling that accompany nephrotic syndrome, the dosage is assigned within 100-200 mg per day. If you have problems with the heart, resulting in edema, it is recommended to take 100-200 mg two or three times a day for 5 days and in combination with other diuretics. If necessary, remove the swelling, resulting in liver cirrhosis, the doctor recommends drinking 100-400 mg once a day, depending on the ratio of potassium and sodium ions in the urine.
In some cases, in the application of diuretic medication «Verospiron» may have the following undesirable phenomena:
- pain in the abdomen;
- bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract;
- gag reflex;
- problems with the emptying;
- retardation of the reaction;
- hoarse voice;
- violation of menstruation cycle;
- breast pain;
- itching and burning of the skin;
- the reduced potency in males;
Failure to comply with the assignments of the attending physician regarding the required dosages, you may experience an overdose, which manifests itself in the form of:
- rashes on the dermis of the skin;
- weak, frequent stools;
It is not recommended to apply the medicine «Verospiron», which has a diuretic effect, with high sensitivity and intolerance to components of the medication. The drug is contraindicated when renal dysfunction, high blood levels of calcium and potassium, as well as diabetes. Should refuse treatment edema medicine «Verospiron» if the patient disturbed menstrual cycle and enlarged mammary glands. Doctors will not prescribe this diuretic during surgery, and patients of advanced age.
In the process of therapy pharmacological agent «Verospiron» carry out regular monitoring of electrolytes in blood plasma and watching normal renal functioning. It is especially important to monitor these indicators in elderly patients and in patients with severe renal diseases, and those who in parallel with diuretic taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications.
When using the «Verospiron» you have to consider its relationship with other medicines. Thus, it is worth considering that this diuretic reduces the effectiveness of anticoagulants and medicines «Mitten». When jointly used with other diuretics increase diuretic and hypotensive action. Using «Verospiron», take into consideration its ability to enhance the toxicity of drugs lithium content.
Shelf life and conditions of sale
Released drug «Verospiron» from pharmacies exclusively by prescription of the doctor. The shelf life of the drug is 5 years, but with proper savings. The medication is to be stored indoors at temperatures not above 30 degrees Celsius and away from direct sunlight. Keep medicine out of reach of children.