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does spironolactone lower testosterone

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
37 years experience Family Medicine
Probably yes...: Most of the studies done seem to deal with females with high testosterone levels, but i would assume the same biochemical pathways would be applicable ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Lingle
15 years experience Cardiology
No: But may cause you to develop gynecomastia (man boobs).
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tamer Yacoub
34 years experience Endocrinology
No: Spironolactone blocks androgen effect by blocking Androgen receptors but it does not lower Androgen level. It is commonly used to relief symptoms of A ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here's some...: Have you been compulsively to perfect your body? Reviewing your profile incites me to raise this question. With so much involvement in your care, you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Not really: Spironolactone is an old, commonly used (but not really effective) diuretic that has an interesting side effect: its chemical structure is similar eno ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Link
24 years experience Urology
Yes: Spironolactone both blocks the androgen receptor (for testosterone) and lowers testosterone production.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Cogdill
17 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Does not lower level: Spironolactone is not a "testosterone" blocker per say. It designed to block aldosterone receptors from being activated. It is not perfect and does ha ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
21 years experience Geriatrics
Weight loss: The best way to improve metabolic issues to achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Until weight is managed, no treatment will work well.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Woodard
32 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
It can: This drug is a direct inhibitor of aldosterone, a hormone produced by the adrenal gland that is similar to a male hormone, which may be blocked partia ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Spironolactone: 26F NY asks: Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone? ANS: complex: de ... Read More

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