An aldosterone antagonist blocks the effects of the stress hormone aldosterone. When your body makes too much aldosterone, it causes your kidneys keep more sodium and water.
An aldosterone antagonist may help you live longer and reduce your hospital stays.
The aldosterone antagonists used for heart failure are:
Possible side effects include:
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Failure, third edition, ISBN 1-931876-20-7
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