Aldosterone receptor antagonists
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The main action of aldosterone is to increase sodium re-absorption by the kidneys. At the same time it increases the excretion of hydrogen and potassium ions.
Aldosterone receptor antagonists block the effects of aldosterone, therefore decrease sodium re-absorption and water retention by the kidneys and consequently lead to a decrease in blood pressure.
Aldosterone receptor antagonists are used to treat hypertension.
|Drug Name ( View by: Brand | Generic )||Reviews||Ratings|
|Aldactone (Pro, More...)
generic name: spironolactone
|Inspra (Pro, More...)
generic name: eplerenone
Medical conditions associated with aldosterone receptor antagonists: