Potassium canrenoate

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Potassium canrenoate
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ExcretionRenal and fecal
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Molar mass396.5616 g/mol g·mol−1
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Potassium canrenoate (INN, JAN) or canrenoate potassium (USAN) (brand names Venactone, Soldactone), also known as aldadiene kalium,[1] the potassium salt of canrenoic acid, is an aldosterone antagonist of the spirolactone group.[2] Like spironolactone, it is a prodrug, and is metabolized to active canrenone in the body.[3][4]

Potassium canrenoate is notable in that it is the only clinically used antimineralocorticoid which is available for parenteral administration (specifically intravenous)[4][5] as opposed to oral administration.[6]

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  1. ^ Hans Selye (17 April 2013). Hormones and Resistance: Part 1 and. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 186–. ISBN 978-3-642-65192-2.
  2. ^ R.A. Hill; H.L.J. Makin; D.N. Kirk; G.M. Murphy (23 May 1991). Dictionary of Steroids. CRC Press. pp. 656–. ISBN 978-0-412-27060-4.
  3. ^ Alfred Burger; Manfred E. Wolff (1996). Burger's Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Discovery: Therapeutic agents. Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-57557-3.
  4. ^ a b Carl Waldmann; Neil Soni; Andrew Rhodes (27 November 2008). Oxford Desk Reference: Critical Care. OUP Oxford. pp. 187–. ISBN 978-0-19-922958-1.
  5. ^ H. Jaap Bonjer (21 June 2017). Surgical Principles of Minimally Invasive Procedures: Manual of the European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (EAES). Springer. pp. 136–. ISBN 978-3-319-43196-3.
  6. ^ Kolkhof P, Bärfacker L (2017). "30 YEARS OF THE MINERALOCORTICOID RECEPTOR: Mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists: 60 years of research and development". J. Endocrinol. 234 (1): T125–T140. doi:10.1530/JOE-16-0600. PMC 5488394. PMID 28634268.