Spironolactone and Photosensitivity

A patient asked me if spironolactone caused photosensitivity. After careful research on the subject, I found that photosensitivity was not a side effect of spironolactone specifically. But it can be caused by hydrochlorothiazide, which the other chemical ingredient in Aldactazide® tablets. The short answer is not directly. But if the patient is taking Aldactazide® tablets, photosensitivity could be a side effect.


Aldactazide® spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide tablets . www.accessdata.fda.gov. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/012616s074lbl.pdf. Published January 14, 2016. Accessed June 29, 2016.