I am 66 year old woman who six years was diagnosed with androgenic alopecia for hair loss on my crown and temples. My doctor referred me to a dermatologist who prescribed me with 50 mg of spironolactone which worked at first. Now it has stopped working, I asked my doctor if he could give me a higher dose to 100mg but he said couldn’t do that and suggested propecia instead, I would prefer the higher dose of spironolactone is it dangerous to take 100 mg
Spironolactone is used in the treatment of female androgenetic alopecia at doses 50 mg to 200 mg. The chance for side effects increase as the dose is increased so there may be specific reasons why your doctor does not wish you to use higher doses. Be sure to review these reasons with the doctor. Finasteride can be an option for post menopausal women with androgenetic alopecia. Most studies suggest that the 1 mg dose (Propecia) is not very effective in post menopausal women and that 2.5 mg or 5 mg is more effective.
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