from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A steroid derivative, C24H32O4S, that blocks the action of aldosterone, used as a diuretic primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
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- n. A particular diuretic and antiandrogen.
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- n. a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
A doctor may prescribe a low-dose antibiotic or a medication called spironolactone or Aldactone, which has antitestosterone properties that reduce oil production in the skin.
An old drug called spironolactone and a newer one called eplerenone can lower mortality for patients with severe heart failure, but they can also cause dangerous elevations in potassium levels.
For acne or excess hair growth, a water pill (diuretic) called spironolactone may be prescribed to help reverse these problems.
A government-funded study is testing whether spironolactone, which is a type of drug known as an aldosterone antagonist, can reduce the death rate among these patients; the trial is expected to be completed in about 2012. peter. email@example.com
Antiandrogen treatment with drugs such as spironolactone and flutamide is effective in some patients, but is not approved by the FDA for the treatment of hair loss.
While female-pattern hair loss caused by a hormonal imbalance can be treated with prescription medications such as spironolactone or oral contraceptives, it is important that women see their dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
That leaves spironolactone as perhaps the only option for lowering testosterone after cancer.
Sometimes, diuretics like spironolactone are used to treat fluid retention.
Besides tapping the abdomen the patient gets...spironolactone!
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