Bioassay of a new aldosterone antagonist and evaluation of a simple method of quantitative comparison.

The renal antimineralocorticoid activity of single oral doses of a new aldosterone antagonist OH OPC(ME)-K was compared to that of spironolactone in two studies in healthy men. OH OPC(ME)-K reversed the urinary electrolyte response to fludrocortisone in the period up to 16 hr after treatment, but it was less potent than spironolactone on a weight basis. The… CONTINUE READING