Eplerenone is an antagonist of aldosterone that is used in:
Dosage and Side Effects
CHF Post-MI: As soon as the patient is able to tolerate it, start the medication at a dose of 25 mg once a day and work your way up to the recommended 50 mg once daily, ideally within 4 weeks. You can take the eplerenone pills with or without food.
Hypertension: Eplerenone should be started at a starting dose of 50 mg once daily. It takes four weeks for eplerenone to fully take action as a medication. Eplerenone dosages should be increased to 50 mg twice daily for those whose blood pressure does not respond well to 50 mg once daily. Since higher doses of eplerenone come with a higher risk of hyperkalemia and don’t affect blood pressure any more than 100 mg, they are not advised.
What is Eplerenone?
Eplerenone is a type of aldosterone receptor blocker, classified as an antihypertensive used to treat hypertension or congestive heart failure (CHF) following acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
What strengths are available for Eplerenone Tablets?
Eplerenone Tablets are offered in two strengths:
- 25 mg of eplerenone
- 50 mg of eplerenone
How is Eplerenone taken?
Eplerenone is administered orally in tablet form.
What type of medication is Eplerenone?
Eplerenone is specifically categorized as an aldosterone-blocking agent.