What are the benefits of eplerenone in the treatment of hypokalemia (low potassium level)?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Treatment with the more selective aldosterone receptor inhibitor eplerenone is associated with fewer side effects than treatment with spironolactone and may be more effective for hypertension related to primary hyperaldosteronism. [56] Eplerenone in patients with chronic heart failure after acute myocardial infarction has been associated with improved mortality and a low incidence of hyperkalemia. [57]

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