Studies have shown that people with heart failure can benefit
from the drug spironolactone, but concerns about possible side
effects may have made some doctors reluctant to prescribe it. It
can sometimes boost potassium levels dangerously high.
Spironolactone also causes breast swelling and tenderness, a
condition called gynecomastia. If you have heart failure and a
weakened left ventricle, ask your doctor if spironolactone is an
option for you.
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