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A 54-year-old male asked:

since spironolactone is a testosterone blocker, would that be bad for the body or decreases testosterone level.

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Dr. Jason Cogdill
Nephrology and Dialysis 17 years experience
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 have some anti-masculine side effects (gynecomastia). If a doctor prescribed your medication for blood pressure control, prior heart attack, heart failure, or liver disease it is more likely to make you live longer and better than not.

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