I was just at a dermatology appointment and was prescribed Spironolactone for my acne. I have Factor 5 Leiden so I can't take birth control. When my doctor was telling me I should try Spironolactone she said that I cannot get pregnant while taking the drug. I took this as I could use it for birth control, but after reading some things on the internet it sounds like you're just not supposed to try to get pregnant while taking it. I will be taking 50 mg a day.
I'm really hoping it can be used as a contraceptive because being only 17 without being able to take birth control it makes my sex life a little stressful for my boyfriend and I.
Also, if this drug can't be used as a contraceptive, are there any birth controls I can ask my doctor about that aren't hormonal?