Eplerenone belongs to a class of medications called mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist. It is either used alone or with a combination of other drugs to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to treat heart failure and reduces the risk of having other heart problems. It is used in treating hyperaldosteronism. It works by blocking the actions of Aldosterone (a natural substance in the body that raised blood pressure). It is taken orally under the guidance of the doctor. The common side effects are diarrhea, coughing, and tiredness.
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