Spironolactone (Aldactone®)
Veterinary & Aquatic Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith

Spironolactone is a diuretic that removes excess fluid from the body. It is used to treat congestive heart failure and ascites (fluid in the abdomen). It is often used when the pet does not respond to other diuretics. Spironolactone will cause your pet to urinate more often. Your pet may have more "accidents" and need to go outside or use the litter box more. Your pet needs to eat and drink well while taking spironolactone or the risk of side effects increases. Contact your veterinarian if your pet is not eating or drinking well or experiences weakness, stumbling, lack of energy, vomiting, diarrhea, or increased thirst while being treated with spironolactone.

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Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.


If you think your pet has been poisoned...

Contact your veterinarian or one of the Animal Poison Hotlines (listed below) if you think your pet may have accidentally received or been given an overdose of the medication.

**ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center

1-888-4ANI-HELP (1-888-426-4435). $65.00 per case, billed to caller's credit card.

Follow-up calls can be made for no additional charge by dialing 888-299-2973.

There is no charge when the call involves a product covered by the Animal Product Safety Service.

**Pet Poison Helpline - 24-hour service available throughout North America for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet.

1-800-213-6680 ($35.00 per incident). Staffed 24-hours a day.


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