Spironolactone medicine is an aldosterone receptor antagonist and potassium-sparing diuretic. It is an effective solution for treating edema, particularly in people with cirrhosis in which hyperaldosteronism appears to play a major role. Chemically, this component is a steroid lactone that substituted by an oxo group and an alpha-acetylsulfanyl. It plays the role of a diuretic, an aldosterone antagonist, an antihypertensive agent, an environmental contaminant and a xenobiotic.
Class of Drugs – Potassium-sparing diuretic
Molecular Formula – C24H32O4S
Molecular Weight - 416.6 g/mol
Working: The mentioned active ingredient blocks the activity of aldosterone. This Aldosterone is a chemical made by the body that can cause water retention. It can lead to certain heart, kidney, and liver conditions worse. Due to blocking aldosterone, the body won’t retain fluid. This process also stops potassium from being excreted by the body.
Uses: Given medication Spironolactone is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. It lowers elevated the high blood pressure that helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It treats swelling caused by certain conditions includes heart failure, liver disease by removing excess fluid and improving symptoms such as breathing problems.
It can be used to treat low potassium levels and conditions in which the body is producing excessive aldosterone.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This effective medication Spironolactone is available in popular brands as mentioned below:
- Aldactone: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
- CaroSpir: 25 mg, 50 mg, and 100 mg
Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness while treating with the given medication.