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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take spironolactone 25mg twice a day for acne and yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for birth control?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: That combination of medications is safe.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017

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