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    Eplerenone

    Information about Eplerenone

    Eplerenone uses

    Eplerenone is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and oedema. It treats oedema (fluid overload) associated with heart, liver, kidney or lung disease.

    How eplerenone works

    Eplerenone is a potassium-sparing diuretic. It lowers blood pressure and swelling by removing the extra water and electrolytes from the body without loss of potassium.

    Common side effects of eplerenone

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

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    Expert advice for Eplerenone

    • Avoid potassium-rich supplements or salt substitutes when taking Eplerenone.
    • Notify your doctor if you experience dizziness, diarrhoea, vomiting, fast or irregular heartbeat, swelling in feet, or difficulty breathing.
    • It is important to get blood pressure and potassium levels checked regularly when taking Eplerenone.
    • Do not take medicines such as ketoconazole, clarithromycin, nefazodone, ritonavir, and nelfinavir along with Eplerenone.

    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

    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 11 January, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)