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Minilactone (25/40 Mg) Tablet

Manufactured byRpg Life Sciences Ltd.
ContainsSpironolactone (25 mg) + Furosemide (40 mg)
Description

Minilactone (25/40 Mg) Tablet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of resistant edema associated with secondary hyperaldosteronism, resistant hypertension, chronic cardiac failure, and hepatic cirrhosis. This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Minilactone (25/40 Mg) Tablet

  • Low magnesium levels
  • Decreased calcium level
  • Hearing impairment
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
  • Muscle spasm
  • Skin rash
  • Stomach pain
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular heartbeat

Uses of Minilactone (25/40 Mg) Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Chronic cardiac failure
  • Resistant edema associated with secondary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hepatic cirrhosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 30 to 60 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 to 3 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to spironolactone, furosemide, other diuretics, or any other inactive ingredients present along with these medicines.

Anuria

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with anuria, a condition where the kidney is unable to produce urine.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Volume depletion and Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine may alter the blood volume and electrolyte levels in some patients. This may cause dizziness, dry mouth, and acid-base imbalance. This risk is especially higher in patients suffering from kidney and liver diseases. Close monitoring of blood pressure and electrolyte levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Hyperkalemia

This medicine may increase the potassium levels in the blood (hyperkalemia). This may cause serious side effects such as fatal cardiac rhythm irregularities. It is advised to avoid potassium-rich foods (potatoes, bananas) and other medicines that may increase potassium levels (ACE inhibitors and potassium supplements) during treatment with this medicine.

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels and electrolyte levels is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Use in elderly patients

This medicine should be used with caution in elderly patients due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Severe kidney impairment

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of severe kidney impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Driving or Operating machines

This medicine may cause dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any dizziness during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Metformin

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

Aminoglycoside antibiotics

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI's)

Antidepressants

Disease interactions

Diabetes

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of diabetes mellitus due to the increased risk of altered blood glucose levels. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is advised for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution in patients prone to electrolyte imbalances since it may worsen the patient's condition. Close monitoring of electrolyte levels is recommended for such patients. Any electrolyte imbalances should be corrected before initiating therapy. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

Impaired kidney function

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Renal function should be assessed before initiating treatment. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine as advised by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than prescribed. It is advised to take this medicine at daytime to prevent sleep disturbance. Drink an adequate amount of water. Close monitoring of kidney function and electrolytes levels is necessary during treatment with this medicine. Report any undesired side effects to the doctor. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Spironolactone and furosemide both increase the excretion of water and sodium through the urine. Their combination is thus effective in reducing blood pressure, edema, and the strain on the heart.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Loop diuretics, Potassium-sparing diuretics, Antihypertensive combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 5 June 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a7510768-8a52-4230-6aa0-b0d92d82588f

DailyMed - Furosemide tablet [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 25 May 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=79d9aef8-cfb9-4f6e-ac15-f830d7ea2324

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 25 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/25736

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 5 June 2017]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/27264
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Oct 2017

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