Hyles 100 mg contain spironolactone and are used to treat fluid retention (oedema) in patients with heart failure, high blood pressure, liver and kidney disease, hypokalaemia and hyperaldosteronism.
They can also be used to help stimulate the development of female sexual characteristics in transgender hormone therapy.
What is Hyles used for? Hyles tablets 100mg are used to reduce fluid retention and swelling (oedema) which is caused by several conditions, including congestive heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), liver cirrhosis and kidney disease.
Hyles100 is also used to increase blood potassium levels, in a condition called hypokalaemia (low blood potassium) and to treat hyperaldosteronism, which is caused by excess secretion by the adrenal gland of the hormone aldosterone (involved in regulating sodium and potassium levels), both of which can cause fluid retention.
Hyles 100 mg has anti-androgen activity which is used in the treatment of female hirsutism (androgen-related increase in facial and body hair) and can be used as an anti-androgen component of transgender hormone therapy, to help stimulate the development of female sexual characteristics for male to female transsexuals.
Other potential uses include treatment of hair loss and acne in women and male pattern baldness.
What does Hyles contain?
Hyles tablets 100mg contain the active ingredient spironolactone, a potassium-sparing diuretic that is used to reduce fluid retention and swelling (oedema) caused by several conditions. They also contain quinoline yellow, sunset yellow, erythrosine, polysorbate, peppermint oil, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, sodium starch glycollate, talc, magnesium stearate and lactose.
Using an anti-androgen like spironolactone (usually in high doses of 200–400 mg per day) allows the amount of oestrogen administered for feminising hormone therapy to be reduced while optimising the hormone regime needed to stimulate breast development, feminisation of skin, and female fat distribution.
How should Hyles be taken?
You should take Hyles tablets 100mg with a glass of water with or without food, once or twice daily. The dose you take depends on your condition and should be as recommended by your doctor.
You should continue taking your tablets even if you are feeling well, which may be for a few days or several weeks and your doctor may increase your dose during treatment.
How long should you take Hyles?
You should take Hyles 100 mg for as long as is recommended by your doctor, which may be for a few days or several weeks and you should continue taking your tablets even if you are feeling well. Missed dose of Hyles If you miss a dose of Hyles 100mg tablets take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.