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    Eplerenone

    Information about Eplerenone

    Eplerenone uses

    Eplerenone is used in the treatment of hypertension, heart failure, cirrhosis and low potassium.

    How eplerenone works

    Eplerenone lowers the swelling by removing the levels of excess water and electrolytes in the body. Eplerenone does this without loss of potassium from the body.

    Common side effects of eplerenone

    Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Dizziness, Leg cramps, Cough, Flu-like symptoms, Increased potassium level in blood, Increased creatinine level in blood, Diarrhoea

    Available Medicine for Eplerenone

    • ₹323 to ₹464
      Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹158 to ₹295
      Lupin Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹116 to ₹332
      RPG Life Sciences Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹144 to ₹269
      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹240
      Unichem Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹154 to ₹279
      MSN Laboratories Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹317
      Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Eplerenone

    • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone if you have kidney or liver disease; high blood levels of fats (cholesterol and triglycerides); or diabetes.
    • Do not use eplerenone if you have very high blood levels of potassium or severe kidney problems.
    • Use of eplerenone is not recommended in children.
    • Do not stop taking eplerenone without consulting your doctor.
    • If you forget to take a dose of eplerenone, take it as soon as you remember (keeping a gap of at least 12 hours between two consecutive doses). Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose.
    • Do consult your doctor before taking eplerenone, if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Eplerenone

    Eplerenone

    Q. Is eplerenone a diuretic/ potassium-sparing diuretic?
    Yes. Eplerenone can increase urinary output and decrease excretion of potassium (potassium-sparing action) by blocking the biological effect of hormone aldosterone
    Q. Is eplerenone a /beta blocker /blood thinner?
    No. Eplerenone is an aldosterone receptor blocker that is used to improve conditions of heart failure after a heart attack and to lower high blood pressure. It has no known effect on beta adrenergic receptors and does not change the viscosity of blood
    Q. Is eplerenone as steroid?
    Yes. Eplerenone has a steroidal structure
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    Q. What is eplerenone used for/used to treat?
    Eplerenone is used along with other drugs to prevent worsening and improve conditions of heart failure (due left ventricular dysfunction) after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) and in the treatment of high blood pressure
    Q. Does eplerenone raise blood glucose/ cause erectile dysfunction/ weight gain/hair loss?
    No. Increase in blood sugar, problems with erection (in men), changes in body weight and hair loss are not among the known side effects of eplerenone
    Q. Does eplerenone cause gynecomastia?
    Gynecomastia (enlargement of breasts in men) is an uncommon side effect of eplerenone affecting 1 to 10 users in 1,000
    Q. How does eplerenone differ from spironolactone?
    Eplerenone and spironolactone are both aldosterone antagonists. They differ with regards to their therapeutic use based up on clinical experiences.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)