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Spironolactone (Aldactone)

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What is the Generic Name for Aldactone?

Spironolactone

What is the Trade Name for Spironolactone?

Aldactone

What are the Indications of Spironolactone (Aldactone)?

  • Potassium loss
  • Hypertension
  • Edema
  • CHF

What are the Actions of Spironolactone (Aldactone)?

Inhibits sodium reabsorption while sparing potassium and hydrogen

What is the Therapeutic Class of Spironolactone (Aldactone)?

Diuretics

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Spironolactone (Aldactone)?

Potassium sparing diuretics

What are the Nursing Considerations of Spironolactone (Aldactone)?

  • Contraindicated with hyperkalemia
  • Monitor intake and output
  • Monitor blood pressure
  • Monitor potassium levels and renal panel

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