Veroshpiron: description - only by prescription
December 5, 2011
One of the main functions of the kidneys is to retain salt and water in the body. In patients with heart failure and cirrhosis increases aldosterone, a hormone which is produced by the adrenal glands, which is why salt water is retained by the kidneys and in large quantities. At the same time reduce renal blood potassium levels. The body is overloaded with salt and water, which contributes to heart failure.
Veroshpiron restricts the production of aldosterone, thereby kidneys eliminate excess salt and water in the urine, while at the same time restoring the potassium level in the blood. Consequently, veroshpiron classified as a potassium-sparing diuretic.
- Dosage Form: Tablets or capsules of 25, 50 or 100 mg
- Storage: veroshpiron should be stored at room temperature, below 25 C, in a dry and dark place,
Veroshpiron remove excess fluid from the body in congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and kidney. It can also be used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure and low blood potassium levels (hypoglycemia). In addition, using veroshpirona treat hyperaldosteronism (increased production of aldosterone by the adrenal glands).
Veroshpiron taken orally with a meal or between meals. The dosage of 25 to 400 mg per day.
Interaction with other drugs
Veroshpiron reduces the level of sodium in the blood, increasing the level of potassium. Too high levels of sodium can cause potentially life-threatening disturbances of the heart. Therefore veroshpiron not recommended to take with other drugs that increase the levels of potassium in the blood, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and indomethacin.
Veroshpiron during pregnancy
There are no reliable data on the effects veroshpirona pregnant women. It is known that its use for the treatment of gestational hypertension may be unsafe.
Veroshpiron for nursing mothers
Veroshpirona active metabolites are excreted in breast milk. To avoid adverse effects on infants, women should abandon breastfeeding while receiving veroshpirona.
Among the side effects veroshpirona: headache, diarrhea, muscle cramps, drowsiness, feed, nausea, vomiting, weakness, menstrual disorders and hair growth. There may be an imbalance of water and electrolytes (eg, low sodium and magnesium, and increased levels of potassium), so the condition of the patient should be carefully monitored. It may also develop gynecomastia
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(breast enlargement in men), it is related to the dosage and duration of treatment. After stopping veroshpirona this effect is usually lost.
Before you start taking veroshpiron, tell your doctor about your existing allergies and medications you are taking. Inactive ingredients veroshpirona can cause allergic reactions. Make sure that you remember and understand all the doctor's instructions for receiving veroshpirona. In no case do not depart from these guidelines and seek medical attention if after starting veroshpirona your condition worse.
Veroshpiron shown at hyperaldosteronism (excessive production of aldosterone in the body), low levels of potassium in the blood, and edema (fluid retention) caused by various diseases, including heart disease, liver and kidney. Furthermore, veroshpiron
Veroshpiron - used with caution!
by itself or in combination with other drugs prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure. Veroshpiron refers to a substance called aldosterone receptor antagonists. It causes the kidneys to rid the body of excess water and sodium, while limiting the output of potassium from the body.
Veroshpiron also prescribed for congestive heart failure, nephrotic syndrome,
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and cirrhosis of the liver. Its action on the endocrine system is used in the treatment of acne and hirsutism
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But in this case it may have a negative impact on the overall health of the patient.
Veroshpiron contraindicated in patients with anuria, acute renal failure, a strong violation of the secretory function of the kidneys, as well as hyperkalemia. Action veroshpirona pregnant women is not known well enough, but there are reasons to believe that it may be harmful to both mother and fetus. Veroshpiron is contraindicated in nursing mothers, as its products fall into breast milk, which may negatively affect the status of the child.
Veroshpiron - User saves potassium
December 4, 2011
Veroshpiron - a potassium-sparing diuretic, which does not give the body to absorb too much salt, and thereby prevents the lowering of the level of potassium in the blood.
Veroshpiron used for the treatment of conditions associated with aldosterone excess in the body. Aldosterone - a hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which regulates water and salt balance in the body. Veroshpiron also used to treat fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, and nephrotic syndrome. In addition, veroshpiron can be used to prevent hypoglycemia (low potassium levels in the blood).
What it is important to know about veroshpiron
Veroshpiron not use if you have kidney disease, problems with urination or increased levels of potassium in the blood. During the reception veroshpirona should not take nutritional supplements
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Before using the product be sure to tell your doctor if you have or have had kidney disease, or if you are taking steroid medications, and other diuretics.
Avoid alcohol, as this increases the risk of side effects veroshpirona. Avoid very salty foods. Too much salt leads to fluid retention and reduces the efficiency of therapeutic action veroshpirona. Also, do not use salt substitutes and dairy products with reduced sodium content. The use of these products while taking veroshpirona may cause an increase in the level of potassium in the blood.
When taking veroshpiron, avoid overheating and a strong thirst during exercise or in hot weather. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about how much fluid you need to drink daily. In some cases, too excessive drinking can also be unsafe, as well as lack of fluid.
If you are taking veroshpiron from high blood pressure, keep the reception, even if you already feel good. Often, high blood pressure there are no obvious symptoms.
How to receive
Take veroshpiron exactly as you said the doctor. You can not take it any longer, either in larger amounts than it was prescribed.
Each time, taking veroshpiron, drink a full glass of water.
To make sure that the medicine does not have a negative impact on you, your blood should be checked regularly. It is important that you do not miss appointed doctor visits.
This medication can cause unusual results of blood tests. Report every doctor who treats you that you are taking veroshpiron. If you need surgery, you should also tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine; in some cases, the time required to stop taking.
Veroshpiron Store in a cool, dark and dry place.
What happens if you forget to take veroshpiron?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember about it. If soon after that, you again need to take medicine, do not take the missed pill.
What happens if overdose?
If you think you have exceeded the recommended dose veroshpirona, seek medical attention. Symptoms of overdose: drowsiness, confusion, red skin rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Side effects veroshpirona
Urgently seek medical attention if after taking veroshpirona notice at such signs of allergic reaction as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking the drug and contact your doctor if you will have the following side effects:
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Pain or weakness in muscles
- Slow, fast or irregular heartbeat
- Drowsiness, anxiety
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- Urinating more or less frequently than usual
- Shallow breathing
- Tremor, confusion
- Nausea, stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, yellowish skin and whites of the eyes
Among the less serious side effects:
- Nausea or vomiting not strong
- Dizziness, headache
- Flatulence and stomach pain
- Skin rash
- Interaction with other drugs veroshpirona
Before taking veroshpiron
Veroshpiron - used with caution!
Tell your doctor if you use the following medications:
- Lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid)
- Steroid drugs such as prednisone, fluticasone (Advair), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), dexamethasone
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- ACE inhibitors such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace ), or trandolapril (Mavik)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac (voltaren), diflunisal, flurbiprofen, indomethacin, ketoprofen, ketorolac, meloxicam, piroxicam.
This is not a complete list of drugs that may interact with veroshpironom. To avoid possible negative effects on health, pre veroshpirona should tell the doctor about any medications you are taking at the moment.