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Posted 20 Jan 2013 by • 28 answers
I am 42 and have had acne on and off since the age of 13. I've taken EVERY medication with the exception of Accutane, but find that Spironolactone works the best (in conjunction with Tazarac and Benzaclyn). I've recently started taking a dose of 100mg/day - up from my original 50 mg -and ...
Posted 9 Apr 2014 by • 15 answers
I have been taking aldactone 50 mg a day for almost 3 months for acne. I have noticed some improvement, however, I thought I would have fewer breakouts. I have noticed that I've almost gained 10 pounds without changing anything in my daily diet and exercise routine? Will the extra pounds be ...
Posted 11 Feb 2011 by • 4 answers
Posted 14 Jun 2017 by • 3 answers
I struggle with body issues and I'm worried that I will gain weight on this medicine. I was prescribed 50mg 1 a day.
Posted 20 Jul 2013 by • 4 answers
I've heard about this drug before and didn't realize until recently that it was the same as the drug most Transgendered individuals call simply "spiro." The feminizing effects of this drug are not listed here. As a MTF Transgenderist individual my self; that's how I ...
Posted 4 Feb 2012 by • 1 answer
I know this medication can be dangerous to your kidneys and has cancer potential for certain individuals as it is, so I want to be very careful. The instructions with the prescription say that you should avoid alcohol because it can increase certain side-effects. What I'd like to know is which ...
Posted 8 Aug 2010 by • 5 answers
My doctor put me on spironolactone to treat me for PCOS, but from what I read it doesn't. Can it? Im 29 yrs old and I was diagnosed with PCOS when I 18 yrs old, but was never treated for it. I just started seeing a new physician and she placed me on spironolactone in February. She said it ...
Posted 26 Oct 2012 by • 2 answers
I've been dealing with side effects of high testosterone for years and have just been put on Spironolactone. I'm hot 24/7, unwanted hair and so on and so forth! I'm only on 50mg-is this enough to make a difference?
Posted 2 days ago by • 0 answers
I am 21 years old and have had horrible acne since I was 14. My dermatologist prescribed me spironolactone a month ago and I swear my skin is even worse, which I did not think was possible. I have extremely painful acne on my chin, around my mouth, my lower cheeks, and my chest. I am also taking ...
Posted 7 Oct 2009 by • 4 answers
I have been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. This of course causes retention of fluids in my body when I ingest excessive sodium. My cardiologist originally prescribed Lasix (Furosemide) for control of this problem. In the meantime, as the V.A. is accustomed to often doing, their ...
Posted 31 Dec 2017 by • 1 answer
I take spironolactone 100 mg and I want to stop how can I do that
Posted 13 Jun 2015 by • 3 answers
As a 63 year old male, I find the side effects of constant breast/nipple pain and growing breast size a deterrent this drug's amazing ability to drop my difficult hypertension. Has anyone had any success in replacing spironolactone with a similar drug or natural treatment without the side ...
Posted 6 Jul 2017 by • 2 answers
Hi, I was on spiro for acne for almost 10 months, it did wonders for my skin but I noticed that after 2 or 3 months my scalp was really itchy and hair was shedding everywhere! It never slowed down so I quit last month but I am still shedding. Has anyone been through anything similar? Would really ...
Posted 28 Sep 2017 by • 3 answers
Did your doctor tell you to stay away from certain foods? There are many foods high in potassium.
Posted 12 Apr 2015 by • 2 answers
My niece was told about Spironolactone for her PCOS, but her mother who is in the medical field told her that it can cause infertility. Since she will be getting married in a few weeks and will eventually want children this was not a risk she is willing to take. Gyn sent her to a nutritionist to be ...
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