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How does Aldactone (spironolactone) treat edema?

Aldactone (spironolactone) treats edema, or fluid retention, due to congestive heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease. Aldactone works by helping your body excrete more fluid and salt, thereby combating fluid retention. Aldactone helps your body retain potassium even though you are excreting more fluid.

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