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Doctor insights on: Aldactone And Pregnancy

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Not recommended: It's use is not recommended. Has shown adverse events in animal studies. Pregnancy class c as per fda. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

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 correct me if I'm wrong. ...Read more

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I'm on spironolactone, metformin & lisinopril. Im not on birth control - do those meds pose a risk to a pregnancy? (Not ttc now but it could happen)

I'm on spironolactone, metformin & lisinopril. Im not on birth control - do those meds pose a risk to a pregnancy? (Not ttc now but it could happen)

Yes: Lisinopril should be avoided if there's any chance of pregnancy as there is risk of fetal damage and death. Spironolactone has anti-androgen (feminizing) effects and also should be avoided. Metformin is very low risk and okay to use. ...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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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

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. James Dukelow
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Aldactone (Definition)

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