Which medications in the drug class Aldosterone Antagonists, Selective are used in the treatment of Hyperaldosteronism?

Updated: Oct 19, 2018
  • Author: George P Chrousos, MD, FAAP, MACP, MACE, FRCP(London); Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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Aldosterone Antagonists, Selective

Aldosterone antagonists are used to lower the blood pressure, normalize serum potassium, and minimize postoperative hypoaldosteronism.

Spironolactone (Aldactone)

Spironolactone is the agent most commonly used to treat hyperaldosteronism because it directly antagonizes aldosterone effects at the distal tubule.


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