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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?

Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

What are the dangers of missing or skipping ramipril and aldactone (spironolactone)?

Usually no bad: Effects unless blood pressure goes too high. Uncontrolled BP may present with headache, neck pain, dizziness, nausea etc. Continue BP monitoring (normally lower than 130/85). Take care! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aldactone (spironolactone) overdose?

What is the treatment for aldactone (spironolactone) overdose?

See below: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a weak k sparing diuretic treatment is IV fluids and treat hi k if pressentinsulin kayexalate. ...Read more

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Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

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 not strong enough to effect male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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Will metformin and aldactone (spironolactone) let me lose weight?

Will metformin and aldactone (spironolactone) let me lose weight?

Metformin & wt.: These are not diet pills. First one is for type 2 diabetes, and second one is a diuretic. Controlling your diabetes & blood pressure help stabilize your weight & not gain more. ...Read more

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Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Discontinue it: It's not frankly dangerous, but you should stop using it as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Discuss this with your obg or whoever gives you the prescription. ...Read more

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I am taking aldactone (spironolactone) 25mg once in a day for acne. I am 24 now and am noticing little change. What can I do?

I am taking aldactone (spironolactone) 25mg once in a day for acne. I am 24 now and am noticing little change. What can I do?

Aldactone (spironolactone) & acne: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a very potent anti-testosterone medication and may help acne over time, but it usually takes 6 months or more to notice significant improvement. You are on a very low dose and may need to increase it to 50 or 100 mg to get the best effect. Aldactone is seldom used just by itself for acne. Are you using other acne medications? ...Read more

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I'm currently taking Spironolactone (Aldactone) 25mg twice a day to lower my blood pressure but only my systolic is decreasing. Is this typical?

I'm currently taking Spironolactone (Aldactone) 25mg twice a day to lower my blood pressure but only my systolic is decreasing. Is this typical?

BP meds.: This might not be an unusual occurrence, especially if your diastolic blood pressure number is close to normal to begin with. If however your diastolic blood pressure number is too high and is not coming down, you might need another medication in addition to spironolactone to give you adequate lowering of the systolic and diastolic numbers. ...Read more

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What can you expect while taking "Aldactone"? Does it cause drowsiness or stimulation? Best taken at night or morning? I'm taking it for perimenopause.

Aldactone (spironolactone): Aldactone (spironolactone) is a mild diuretic/water pill. It does not cause drowsiness or stimulation. It is better to take it in the morning because you do not want to get up often at night to pass urine. ...Read more

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How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

Just stop: No reason to stop except if you plan pregnancy or have side effects. Your acne is likely to get worse. ...Read more

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While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

While taking Aldactone (spironolactone) can you donate plasma?

Check with red cross: Thank you for thinking about blood donation, best to check with your local Red Cross center to find out current recommendations about aldactone, (spironolactone) I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more

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Could the midicine aldactone (spironolactone) affect progestrone levels?

Could the midicine aldactone (spironolactone) affect progestrone levels?

Not that I'm aware: Hi. Spironolactone (Aldactone) blocks the aldosterone and testosterone receptors, but I'm not aware of any inhibition of the Progesterone receptor. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin together?

Has anyone ever taken aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin together?

No interaction: According to epocrates, there is no interaction between Aldactone (spironolactone) and metformin. ...Read more

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Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) if I have endometriosis and adenomyosis?

Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) if I have endometriosis and adenomyosis?

Absolutely!: If you are taking a Potassium-sparing diuretic (Aldactone (spironolactone) is in this category) for hypertension or as a prescribed part of a treatment regimen, then by all means. The water weight that you may be experiencing during your menses will be handled by the kidney naturally. I know that you would only take this because it was prescribed. I have some patients that get rid of water weight with diuretic ...Read more

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What are the medicinal effects of saw palmetto and spironolactone (aldactone)?

See below: Saw palmetto - alternative medicine supposed to be beneficial in preventing prostate enlargement. Also used in bladder disorder and common cold.

Aldactone- used to treat resistant hypertension in obese pts, in pts with hyperaldosteronism, hypertension and sleep apnea patients, in some pts with increased protein loss in urine, congestive heart failure and liver cirrhosis pts with fluid retention. ...Read more

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Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Will the CVS test tell me if there is any harm done to my baby form taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

No: There is no test that could tell you if there is any harm done to the baby if you took Spironolactone during the pregnancy. The baby needs to be evaluated after being born. Though, no serious harm has been demonstrated in association with Spironolactone. ...Read more

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Will aldactone (spironolactone) help clear my acne?

Will aldactone (spironolactone) help clear my acne?

It won't: If you have polycystic ovarian syndrome and abnormal facial hair it can slow facil and body hair growth but really won't help the acne much. ...Read more

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Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female acne?

Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female acne?

Sometimes.: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a diuretic, but it also has the ability to block the effects of testosterone to some extent, and is sometimes used to treat some forms of androgenetic (adult) acne in women only. This is an "off-label" use, however, and should only be taken under the supervision of a dermatologist who is very familiar with its use for this problem. ...Read more

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Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female adult acne?

Does aldactone (spironolactone) help with female adult acne?

Yes: I recommend this medication alot if the female patient is on another form of birthcontrol, or they can't get pregnant. This medication blocks the action of testosterone on the oil glands, helping hormonal acne. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Can you drink alcohol while taking aldactone (spironolactone)?

Not a good idea.: Aldactone (spironolactone) is a "water pill" used to control blood pressure. The problem is that alcohol is also a diuretic causing more water loss. This can result in dehydration and a low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

Does anyone know if aldactone (spironolactone) is a good alternative to taking proscar or rogaine?

No, especially...: ...If you're a man. It's a mild anti-androgen, but not nearly as effective as finasteride. (rogaine (minoxidil) works by a completely different mechanism.) besides, it can cause side effects such as impotence, breast enlargement and decreased sex drive when taken by men. It is sometimes used for hair loss in women, but it's an off-label use, and requires monitoring. ...Read more

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I'm on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

Supplement: You should never take the item you report until your doctor has evaluated you and make a decision about a new product.
My personal bias is that aldactone (spironolactone) should be enough but I would like to hear what the doctor said. ...Read more

Dr. Anita Deswal
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Spironolactone (Definition)

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Also treats high blood pressure, heart failure, and low blood potassium (hypokalemia). This medicine is ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Aldactone (Definition)

Aldactone is a potassium-sparing agent which is a kind of water pill or diuretic (heart ...Read more