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16.04 Spironolactone (Aldactone)

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Generic Name

spironolactone

Trade Name

Aldactone

Indication

potassium loss, hypertension, edema, CHF

Action

inhibits sodium reabsorption while sparing potassium and hydrogen

Therapeutic Class

Diuretics

Pharmacologic Class

potassium sparing diuretics

Nursing Considerations

• contraindicated with hyperkalemia
• monitor intake and output
• monitor blood pressure
• monitor potassium levels and renal panel

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