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Medication: Spironolactone

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Liz Bode


Medication: Spironolactone

Your dog has been prescribed the active ingredient spironolactone to treat congestive heart failure or to manage fluid accumulation within the abdomen. 

Key points:
• Aldosterone antagonist.
• Do not use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.
• Do not use in dogs with hypoadrenocorticism, hyperkalemia or hyponatremia.
• Use with caution in dogs with kidney or liver dysfunction.
• Dosage: once a day with food.

This information sheet is designed to help answer commonly asked questions and help you give the medication safely and effectively to your pet. It does not contain all available information for this medication. If you have other questions or need more information, contact your veterinarian or pharmacist.Always follow the dosing instructions provided by your veterinarian. 

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