NCI Drug Dictionary
The NCI Drug Dictionary contains technical definitions and synonyms for drugs/agents used to treat patients with cancer or conditions related to cancer. Each drug entry includes links to check for clinical trials listed in NCI's List of Cancer Clinical Trials.
A selective aldosterone receptor antagonist. Eplerenone binds to the mineralocorticoid receptor and blocks the binding of aldosterone, thereby decreasing sodium resorption and subsequently increasing water outflow. This leads to a decrease in blood pressure. Eplerenone is used in the treatment of hypertension and congestive heart failure. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus)
US brand name: Inspra Chemical structure: 9,11alpha-epoxy-17-hydroxy-3-oxo-17alpha-pregn-4-ene-7alpha,21-dicarboxylic acid, gamma-lactone, methyl ester