Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Hepatic diseases, Hypertension, Refractory oedema associated with heart failure
Adult: 50-200 mg daily. Up to 300 mg daily may be required in some patients.
Hyperkalemia, hyponatremia, Addison's disease, severe renal impairment, pregnancy, lactation.
Special Precautions
Elderly, DM, renal or hepatic impairment, porphyria, patients likely to develop acidosis. Monitor serum electrolytes and blood-urea-nitrogen.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, drowsiness, GI disturbances, ataxia, mental confusion, skin rashes, gynecomastia, breast enlargement, hirsutism, deepening of the voice, menstrual irregularities, impotence, mild acidosis, lethargy, hyperkalaemia (discontinue), hyponatraemia, hepatotoxicity, osteomalacia, blood disorders.
Drug Interactions
Potassium supplements, other potassium-sparing diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor antagonists, trilostane. Lithium, thiazides, chlorpropamide, other antihypertensives, noradrenaline. Reduce ulcer-healing properties of carbenoxolone.
Lab Interference
Transient increases in blood-urea-nitrogen concentrations.
Description: Canrenone acts on the distal portion of the renal tubule as a competitive antagonist of aldosterone. It increases sodium and water excretion and reduces potassium excretion.
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