Q: What is the drug spironolactone used for?

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Spironolactone uses include treating high blood pressure and fluid retention, or edema. Spironolactone for edema works by helping the kidneys rid the body of excess fluid. It also treats a condition called hyperaldosteronism. By blocking aldosterone receptors, spironolactone counteracts high levels of aldosterone in this condition.

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  1. Spironolactone. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Spironolactone (Oral Route). Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research.
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