SPIRONOLACTONE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Hirsutism: “I have PCOS and take this medicine for face/body acne and hirsutism. I have hair on my face, chest, and stomach. I have been on 50 mg/day of spiro for almost three years and it has helped a lot. My acne is reduced and so is my face and body hair, and I don’t have any side effects. It also makes me less prone to bloating. I did recently go up to 100 mg/day because although there has been a big improvement, I do still have a bit of body and facial hair and I do still get a bit of acne. I’m trying to see how much an increase in dose would help. I definitely suggest this medicine, I love it. Just make sure your doctor checks your electrolyte levels periodically while you are on it.”

penguin88 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 12, 2018

For Alopecia: “My dermatologist suggested I start this medication as I was seeing a lot of hair shedding.I’m taking 50mg a day. I’ve been taking it for 2 weeks and I cannot believe how much it’s stopped the shedding. Where I lost a sizeable amount (80+) of hair a day, I’m only shedding ~30 hairs.The only side affect I’ve been having is slight heartburn.Looking forward to continuing to use this medicine!”

led (taken for less than 1 month) March 8, 2018

Aldactone (spironolactone) for Hirsutism: “I was diagnosed with 2 years ago with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)and was prescribed aldactone 50mg and metformin 500mg two times a day. Was never regular in taking the medicine. Skipped it for months in a row. Problem started 5-6 months back when my body hair, side burns, upper lip and chin hair started increasing. Last month I plucked out almost 80 really thick hair out of my chin and I had a stupid five o clock shadow on my upper lip after shaving. I was desperate and started taking the meds properly. Trust me people it’s not even a month and the thickness of unwanted hair became half and grows really slow. All you have to do is have faith and never miss a tablet. It really can do wonders in your life.”

Spe (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2018

For Edema: “I’m a 64 year old Male, I’m 6’1″ and weigh 297lb. I am borderline Diabetic, and had Asthma my whole life. I have been on Spironolactone 50Mg (1 a Day) for over six years. At first it seemed to work as it lowered my BP and helped with my swollen ankles and feet. I noticed that Spironolactone improved my Breathing some after taking for about a month. I now have a red welt or blister on my left shin near my ankle. Its been there for almost a year. My blood pressure is still good due to Losartin, but my ankles are now always swollen and my breathing is back to the way it was, so-so. I have read terrible reviews about this drug on this web sites as in premature Deaths caused by long time use of Spironolactone, plus Serious levels of high Potassium that required Hospitalization. I am currently taking (all Generic) Lipitor, Losartin, Spironolactone, Theophylline, Singular, Xopenex and Combivent inhalers. I also take Lexapro for depression.”

RickJ1941 February 21, 2018

For Acne: “I’ve only taken about a weeks worth of this medication, but I’ve experienced dizziness, tiredness and cramps which is the worst, feels like menstrual pain or contractions every 5 mins, like I’m about to have a baby or something. My menstrual cycle is usually 4th day very light, I’m still bleeding on the fourth day. Took pain killers still experiencing terrible cramps, this is not for me, I’ll take the acne any day”

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2018

For Acne: “I’ve been using Spirinolactone for 4 months with no results. I was hoping to see any, but I didn’t. My skin was as bad, as before. Also this Med goes through our liver and in a long run can cause digestive problems. It gave me cramps, I lost some weight , skin stopped being oily, but acne didn’t go away. I used it with RetiA and benzoyl peroxide cleanser. “

Innapolutska February 13, 2018

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