Eplerenone is a medication used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. It belongs to the class of medications known as aldosterone receptor antagonists, which work by blocking the effects of the hormone aldosterone. Aldosterone is responsible for regulating the balance of salt and water in the body, and blocking its effects can help to reduce fluid buildup in the body and lower blood pressure.
How to take eplerenone:
Eplerenone is taken orally as a tablet, usually once or twice daily, with or without food. The dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the condition being treated and the individual response to the medication. It is important to take eplerenone exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Possible side effects of eplerenone:
Eplerenone may cause some side effects, including:
Dizziness or lightheadedness
Nausea or vomiting
If any of these side effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions and warnings for eplerenone:
Before taking eplerenone, inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially kidney disease or high potassium levels in the blood. Eplerenone may increase the risk of hyperkalemia, a condition characterized by high levels of potassium in the blood. It is important to attend regular doctor appointments and report any new or worsening symptoms to your healthcare provider while taking eplerenone. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking eplerenone, as it may increase the levels of the medication in the blood.