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Are there any risks in taking Aldactone?

Aldactone (spironolactone) may cause the amount of potassium in your blood to increase. Symptoms of too much potassium (hyperkalemia) include: abdominal pain, confusion, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeat, vomiting or nausea, nervousness, tingling or numbness in the feet, hands or lips, shortness of breath and a weak or heavy feeling in legs. Stop taking Aldactone and call your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of hyperkalemia. Aldactone has caused tumors in lab animals. It may cause tumors in humans as well. It also can worsen pre-existing liver or kidney disease.

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