What is the difference between spironolactone and Aldactone?

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Spironolactone and Aldactone aren't necessarily the same thing. Spironolactone is the generic name for the active ingredient contained in Aldactone. Aldactone is the brand name of a particular medication that contains spironolactone. Aldactone is produced by Pfizer. There are also generic versions of spironolactone available, which are sold under the name "Spironolactone" and are made by several different companies. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about using spironolactone or Aldactone.