Eplerenone medicine belongs to a group of drugs called a selective aldosterone receptor antagonist. This component works as an active ingredient that binds to the mineralocorticoid receptor and blocks the binding of aldosterone so as to reducing sodium resorption to increasing water outflow. It ultimately decreases blood pressure. This component is used as the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure.
Class of Drugs – Selective aldosterone receptor antagonist
Molecular Formula – C24H30O6
Molecular Weight - 414.5 g/mol
Working: Given active component, Eplerenone acts by obstructing the activity of a steroid in the body called aldosterone. This acts to increase the amount of sodium and water that remains in the body. This increased sodium and water can cause high blood pressure, which can, in turn, cause heart failure. It blocks aldosterone’s ability to increase the amount of sodium and water in the body. It allows for more water and sodium to leave the body.
Uses: Selective aldosterone receptor antagonist medication Eplerenone is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure. This component blocks a chemical in the body which in turn lowers the amount of sodium and water the body retains. Due to this reduced high blood pressure prevents strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It can be used to treat congestive heart failure following a heart attack.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective hypertensive active component is used as the main active ingredient in popular brand medicines as mentioned below:
- Inspra: 25 mg and 50 mg
- Accupril: 25 mg and 50 mg
- Cardizem: 25 mg and 50 mg
- Aldactone: 25 mg and 50 mg
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