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Aldactone is a brand, drug brand.


Aldactone a.k.a. Spironolactone: A synthetic 17-spironolactone corticosteroid with potassium-sparing diuretic, antihypertensive, and antiandrogen activities. Spironolactone competitively inhibits adrenocortical hormone aldosterone activity in the distal renal tubules, myocardium, and vasculature. This agent may inhibit the pathophysiologic effects of aldosterone produced in excess by various types of malignant and benign tumors.

  • also known as Spironolacton, Σπιρονολακτόνη, Spironolakton, สไปโรโนแล็กโทน, 螺瑞酮, 醛固酮受體拮抗劑, Алдактон

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Google previewMuscle (2011)

A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries by Jon Hotten

a synthetic chemical with anabolic properties; Aldactone is a brand name diuretic that flushes excess salt and water from the body; Lasix is another, causing the kidneys to produce more urine, reducing free water. Those were the desired ...

Google previewSaunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination - Elsevieron VitalSource (2014)

by Linda Anne Silvestri

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic. Priority Nursing Tip: Emergency care of the client with Addisonian crisis includes hormone replacement and hyperkalemia and hypoglycemia management. Test-Taking Strategy: Focus on the subject, ...

Google previewPharmacology Success (2014)

A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking by Ray A Hargrove-Huttel, Kathyrn Cadenhead Colgrove

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic; therefore, the client should be monitored for hyperkalemia. 2. Diuretics cause excretion of fluid, and 53. a daily weight check is an excellent assessment of the effectiveness of the medication. Also ...

Google previewEDEF's NCLEX-RN Review (2012)

by Edna B. Domingo

Aldactone is a diuretic which often causes potassium retention; it does not cause GI bleeding. 4. Lanoxin is an antidysrhythmic used to slow the heart rate; it does not contribute to GI bleeding. This category includes test questions built upon ...

Google previewMCQs for Dentistry (2010)

by Kathleen F. M. Fan, Judith Jones

Aldactone is an aldosterone antagonist used to treat oedema and ascites in cirrhosis of the liver and congestive heart failure. Almotriptan is a 5- hydroxytryptamine agonist used to treat acute migraine. Alverine is a smooth muscle relaxant that ...

Google previewNCLEX-RN For Dummies (2006)

by Patrick R. Coonan

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing diuretic, which means that hyperkalemia may result from this medication; side effects include ataxia, drowsiness, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, headache, confusion, and fever. 76. 1. Chronulac should be ...

Google previewCritical Care Nursing (2014)

Diagnosis and Management by Linda D. Urden, Kathleen M. Stacy, Mary E. Lough

Aldactone is a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist that inhibits (blocks) the retention of sodium from the distal tubules of the kidney.56,68 Figure 15-18 depicts the mechanism of action by which these medications act on the RAAS. Ventricular ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

Common Name: - 52-01-7 Trade Name Aldactone Aldactone Altex Diatensec Acelat Airolactone Aldactazide Aldopur Aldospirone Alexan Almatol Alpamed Alpolasnon Aporasnon Dairopeal Deverol Dira Duraspiron Euteberol Hokulaton ...

Google previewA Consumer's Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (2009)

Complete Information about the Harmful and Desirable Ingredients Found in Cosmetics and Cosmeceuticals by Ruth Winter

' Aldactone. ls used to treat many different disorders. from high blood ...

Google previewJablonski's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2008)

by Stanley Jablonski

inversiontimeindex RAIU radioactive iodine uptake RALES Randomized Aldactone Evaluation Study RALPH renal-anal-lung-polydactyly- hamartoblastoma [syndrome] RALT routine admission laboratory tests RAM random-access memory; ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2012)

by Sherry Torkos

and spironolactone (Aldactone). In some cases, surgery can be done to correct the underlying problem, such as replacing a faulty heart valve or doing bypass surgery on severely narrowed arteries.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

Some patients may also need spironolactone (Aldactone), an aldosterone agonist, for about three to four weeks before having the surgery. This therapy minimizes the risk of postoperative hypoaldosteronism as well as helps the body achieve ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Aldactone A proprietary, prescription-only preparation of diuretic drugs used to treat oedema and congestive heart failure. Aldesleukin A proprietary, prescription -only preparation of interleukin-2, an anticancer drug. Aldomet A proprietary ...

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

antihypertensive (trade name Aldactone) that blocks the action of aldosterone on the renal tubules. Adverse effects include headache, gastrointestinal upset, and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

spironolactone (Aldactone) rauwolfia (Reserpine, Serpasil) hydralazine ( Apresoline), minoxidil (Loniten), diazoxide (Proglycem) upon rising to a standing position).

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2014)

by Market House Books

Trade name: Aldactone. Spitz-Holter valve [spits-hohl-ter] n. a valve used in the treatment of hydrocephalus to drain cerebrospinal fluid from the ventricles of the brain into either the right atrium or the peritoneum. splanch- (splanchno-) ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Heart Diseases (2005)

by M. Gabriel Khan

frusemide Lasix, Dryptal Bumetanide Burinex, Bumex Ethacrynic acid Edecrin Torsemide Demadex Diuretics that Retain Potassium Amiloride Midamor Eplerenone Inspra Spironolactone Aldactone Triamterene Dyrenium, Dytac Thiazide ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary - Elsevieron VitalSource (2013)

by Mosby

Spironolactone (Aldactone) Combination Aldactazide, Dyazide Beta ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Aldactone A trade name for spironolactone, a diuretic agent. Aldaric Acid A dicarboxylic sugar acid of an aldose in which both the aldehyde group and the primary alcohol group have been oxidized to carboxyl groups. Aldase A trade name for ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - Elsevieron VitalSource (2016)

by Mosby

Aldactone, a potassium- sparing diuretic. Brand name for spironolactone. aldehyde /al′′dəhīd′/ [Ar, alkohl + L, dehydrogenatum, dehydrogenated], any of a large category of organic ...

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