For female or male?
Spironolactone is only for women and should only be used when prescribed by a physician knowledgable about the use of spironolactone.
How well does Spironolactone work?
Two studies to date (see references below) confirm that 40 % of women will experience a "stopping" of their genetic hair loss with spironolactone and about 40 % will experience an increase in hair density.
If the patient has another type of hair loss, spironolactone will not help. It is only for genetic hair loss.
Famenini S, Slaught C, Duan L, Goh C. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015 Oct;73(4):705-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2015.06.063.
Sinclair R, et al. Br J Dermatol. 2005. Treatment of female pattern hair loss with oral anti androgens. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Mar;152(3):466-73. -
- Spironolactone Information for Consumers
- Spironolactone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Spironolactone (detailed)
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