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spironolactone cause infertility

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
No: No association I know of regarding use of these meds long term and infertility.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Yes spironolactone can cause mens breats to enlarge there is an alternative called inspra, (eplerenone) consult your doctor.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Photo-sensitivity is not a common side effect of spironolactone. Wish you good health!
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: and it can be serious, kindly report that to your doctor, to stop the drug if it is the case, a simple blood count can rule it out, as it is still rar ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not usually: Actually, Aldactone (spironolactone) has been used as a treatment for excessive hair in women, because it antagonizes the male sex hormones.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Don't believe so: Hi. I'm not a gyn, but I use a fair amount of spironolactone, and I've never heard of it causing melasma (mask of pregnancy). I hope some gyn will cor ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Probably not: Usually spironolactone is very well tolerated and can be used short term for premenstrual fluid retention. There is a risk of elevated potassium level ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not known: Melasma can worsen due to estrogen, progesterone, sun exposure, etc. Spironolactone can lower testosterone, so in theory it could increase estrogen sl ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Not likely: Aldactone (spironolactone) does not treat treat alopecia and stopping does not cause alopecia. it does have a mild anti androgenic effect but it is no ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Does not cause bleed: Spironolactone would not be a reason to have postmenopausal bleeding. Any postmenopausal bleeding could potentially be serious, so you should have a m ... Read More
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