I read that this medicine causes rumors? I am worried to take it.
In lab rodents, but it is unknown currently whether or not there is an association in humans. The issue was first raised back in 75 when a case report came out about 5 women who devolped breast tumors, however they were on a few different meds so it is unknown if it was medication induced. This did lead to the black box warning by the manufacturer. There have been a few other studies to determine if there is an increased risk forbreast tumors in those using spironolactone, so far no increased risk.
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- Spironolactone Information for Consumers
- Spironolactone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Spironolactone (detailed)
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