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spironolactone

[′spī·rə·nō′lak‚tōn]
(pharmacology)
C24H32O4S A steroid having a lactone ring attached at carbon-17; used as a diuretic.
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It improves survival in advanced heart failure (Randomised Aldactone Evaluation Study).
They include oral birth control pills (with norgestimate or norgestrel); spironolactone (Aldactone or Spironol), a diuretic; and flutamide (Eulexin) and finasteride (Propecia), which are used in men to treat prostate growth and cancer and male pattern baldness.
Howarth would regularly review Henry's medications--which included Accupril, Toprol, Lasix, Digoxin, Aldactone, and Coumadin--and would also address Henry's emotional concerns.
Because of these cardiovascular disorders, he takes multiple medications including metroprodol, lisinopril, aldactone, furosemide, off and on, K+ when taking furosemide, aspirin, isosorbide dinitrate, and nitroglycerin.
Types of diuretics include thiazides, such as Diuril (chlorothiazide) and Esidrex (hydrochlorothiazide); potassium-sparing diuretics, such as Aldactone (spironolactone); and loop diuretics, such as Lasix (furosemide).
Best known products from Morpeth include Aldactone, a cardio-vascular treatment, and Arthrotec, a pain-killer for arthritics.
Commonly, the nephrotic syndrome is treated with a normal-protein, low-saturated fat diet with salt restrictions; loop diuretics in combination with aldactone; corticosteroids; and occasionally albumin replacement if the serum and urine laboratory values warrant this intervention.
For women with these symptoms, an anti-androgen medication like spironolactone (Aldactone or Spironol) may be prescribed.
Aldactone is another medication used in patients with PCOS.
That includes those who take medications that hinder potassium excretion (like the diuretics Aldactone, Midamor, and Dyrenium) and those--especially diabetics--who have impaired kidney function.
(Commonly used diuretics include hydrochlorothiazide, Lasix, Dyazide, and Aldactone.)
CHF was treated 30 to 40 years ago with a drug called Aldactone, which was also used for the high blood pressure that often led to heart failure.