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ALDOSTIX TABLET belongs to a class of medicine called 'diuretics' (water pills) which helps to remove excess water from the body. Besides this, it also maintains the level of potassium in the bloodstream and prevents hypertension (high blood pressure due to oedema (fluid retention). Oedema or fluid overload is associated with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lung) or heart failure (irregular pumping of heart). Leg swelling is the main characteristics of oedema, which may be accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain (angina), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmia) and swelling in other areas of hands or abdomen.

It is a short-acting diuretic prescribed for the treatment of resistant oedema (fluid overload) associated with pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs), heart failure and hepatic cirrhosis (chronic liver damage). ALDOSTIX TABLET works by increasing the amount of urine that is passed out from the kidneys. It effectively reduces excess fluid levels in the body and treats oedema (swelling) associated with heart, liver, kidney, or lung disease. This reduces the workload on the heart and makes the heart more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body. Thus, it helps to lower high blood pressure, reducing the chances of heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain) in future.

You can take ALDOSTIX TABLET with food or without food. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Your doctor will advise you how often you take ALDOSTIX TABLET based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience low blood pressure (hypotension), dehydration, electrolyte disturbances (potassium and sodium), headache, nausea, or dizziness. Most of these side effects of ALDOSTIX TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Try not to stop taking ALDOSTIX TABLET of your own as doing so may raise your blood pressure, thereby increasing the risk of getting heart diseases and stroke. Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any kidney, liver or heart disease. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please tell your doctor so that the dosage of ALDOSTIX TABLET can be prescribed accordingly. Please tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines or are allergic to ALDOSTIX TABLET. Reducing the amount of table salt (sodium chloride) in your food often relieves the swelling of the body.



Hypertension (high blood pressure), Oedema (fluid overload)

Directions for Use

ALDOSTIX TABLET can be taken orally with or without food or as directed by your physician. It is best to avoid taking this medication within 4 hours of your bedtime to prevent having to get up to urinate. Dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment.


Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight


Like other medications, ALDOSTIX TABLET also has certain side effects, but it is not mandatory for anyone to experience them. In certain cases, you may experience electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, hyponatremia (low sodium concentration in the blood), hypochloremia (low blood levels of chloride), hypokalaemia (low potassium levels), increased blood cholesterol, increased uric acid, low blood pressure (hypotension) including orthostatic hypotension, increased urine volume, headache, drowsiness/somnolence. However, if the side effects are persistent or if you experience any other side effect continuously while taking ALDOSTIX TABLET, reach out to your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

ALDOSTIX TABLET should not be given to the people allergic to ALDOSTIX TABLET, have low blood pressure (less than 90 mm of Hg), have had a heart attack, kidney disease (with creatinine clearance less than 30 mL/min), liver disease, pregnant women, or planning to get pregnant and breastfeeding women. Besides this, it is contraindicated in low blood pressure (hypotension), cardiogenic shock (sudden stopping of blood flow to the heart), and aortic stenosis (heart valve problem). ALDOSTIX TABLET can pass into breast milk, but its effect on the baby is not known, so it is better to tell your doctor if you are taking ALDOSTIX TABLET and breastfeeding. ALDOSTIX TABLET may cause vocal changes so special attention must be given to the patients using ALDOSTIX TABLET and whose voice is significant for their work (like actors, singers, or teachers). Hypovolaemia or dehydration with electrolyte and acid-base disturbances must be corrected before using ALDOSTIX TABLET.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    You are recommended not to consume alcohol along with ALDOSTIX TABLET to avoid unpleasant side-effects.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    ALDOSTIX TABLET must not be taken during pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    Breast-feeding must be avoided during treatment with ALDOSTIX TABLET.

  • Driving

    Consult Your Doctor

    It is not recommended to drive after taking ALDOSTIX TABLET as it may occasionally cause drowsiness due to orthostatic hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure on standing from lying position).

  • Liver

    ALDOSTIX TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of liver diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending upon your current liver conditions.

  • Kidney

    ALDOSTIX TABLET to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. Your doctor may adjust your dose depending upon your current kidney conditions.

Other Information (ALD0008)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - December 2021

Patients Concern


It is a medical term for fluid retention or overload. Due to oedema, the legs, hands and other body parts start swelling increasing blood pressure. If it does not subside, please consult your doctor immediately.

No, you are advised to inform your doctor and monitor your blood pressure for at least two weeks before stopping the medicine. Depending upon your current blood pressure readings, there is a possibility your doctor may lower your medicine dosage and not recommend to discontinue it.

A good rule is to drink enough fluid so that you're not thirsty for long periods.

The main side effect of ALDOSTIX TABLET is peeing more often than normal. Most people need to pee about 30 minutes after taking ALDOSTIX TABLET, and again within a few hours. Do not take ALDOSTIX TABLET before going to bed or you may have to wake in the night to go for the urination frequently.

You should closely monitor your blood pressure, renal function and electrolytes within 4-6 weeks of commencing therapy. Besides this, frequent checks of the potassium level are required in patients with kidney failure and with creatinine clearance below 60 ml/min per.

Loop-acting diuretics, Potassium-sparing diuretics and Thiazide diuretics are three types of diuretics available for the treatment of oedema (fluid overload).

Yes, anything that increases the production of urine is known as 'Diuretic'. Green tea contains a little amount of caffeine and has a diuretic effect that increases the volume of urine formation. Drinking too much green tea increases your urge to urinate.

If your leg (foot, ankle) or any other body's part swelling, you need to visit any physician or cardiologist who could perform an ultrasound examination of your leg veins and an ultrasound of your heart (echocardiogram-ECG).

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Bal Pharma Limited, #21&22, Bommasandra Industrial. Area, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 099., Karnataka., INDIA.



MRP: 29.50


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