A 35-year-old female asked:
I take spironolactone 50mg bid for acne. it elevated my cortisol levels which is concerning. can i abruptly stop or is it best to taper off?
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Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
You can stop now: Spironolactone doesn't need tapering.
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