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I have pcos. Aldactone (spironolactone) not working bled too much. Tried 3 brands of the pill didn't tolerate. Are there any other treatment options?

I have pcos. Aldactone (spironolactone) not working bled too much. Tried 3 brands of the pill didn't tolerate. Are there any other treatment options?

Yes, there are: Consideration of other treatment options needs to be based on your individual case and is much too complicated for superficial online recommendations. You should follow up with your doctor to explore them. If you are overweight, you can go a long way toward reversing the underlying cause by getting down to a normal weight. Incidentally there is a high risk you could have sleep apnea. ...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


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Does parsley tea work for periods. Medicated w/metformin, aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. I want to improve my monthly cycles. Will it work? How does it work?

Does parsley tea work for periods. Medicated w/metformin, aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. I want to improve my monthly cycles. Will it work? How does it work?

No: Parsley tea does not have peer reviewed data supporting its effectiveness in regulating menstrual cycles. The best treatment for pcos is weight loss to obtain a bmi less than 25 and daily exercise greater than 30 minutes. ...Read more

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I had a stroke 5 months ago. Is there other options for treating my pcos besides aldactone (spironolactone) which I am on ? I got mood swings on provera.

I had a stroke 5 months ago. Is there other options for treating my pcos besides aldactone (spironolactone) which I am on ?  I got mood swings on provera.

Mood stabilizers: Hello , a lot of people who have pcos experience mood swings, you are not alone. It souns like you have several medical conditions. I recommend that you consult with ob/gyn for alternative treatments for pcos. Consider mood stabilizer for mental health too. ...Read more

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Gyno prescribed Metta SR Metformin 500mg for life. Also, Aldactone (spironolactone) 50mg for 1 month. Metformin is to increase to 100mg in 2 weeks. Is she right? PCOS

Gyno prescribed Metta SR Metformin 500mg for life. Also, Aldactone (spironolactone) 50mg for 1 month. Metformin is to increase to 100mg in 2 weeks. Is she right? PCOS

Metformin: No one should need metformin for life. Please set up an appointment with a diabetes educator. If you don't have diabetes metformin won't be of much help and almost certainly not "lifelong". ...Read more

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Period 16 days earlier. Is it bcoz of the meds I'm taking & it's getting regularized? PCOS, and I'm on Metformin, Aldactone (spironolactone) &duphaston. Stop the meds?

Period 16 days earlier. Is it bcoz of the meds I'm taking & it's getting regularized? PCOS, and I'm on Metformin, Aldactone (spironolactone) &duphaston. Stop the meds?

Don't stop: You are taking medications for PCOS that are likely helping you regain regular ovulatory cycles, so your cycles and pattern of bleeding may change when you start. Hopefully the metformin will continue to work and help you regularize your ovulation and your cycles. For good care, you should discuss any changes to your medication regimen with your doctor who prescribed them for you. ...Read more

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Have pcos treated with aldactone (spironolactone). Have my period today. Are large thick blood clots normal and nausea? What causes the large clots and nausea?

Have pcos treated with aldactone (spironolactone). Have my period today.  Are large thick blood clots normal and nausea? What causes the large clots and nausea?

Build up of lining: If it has been a while since your last period, you may have a thickened lining, which is shedding. If you have not ovuiated in a while and this is an ovulatory period, those are heavier and "normal." if you are bleeding large clots, contact your doctor. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated. Take iron pills if you dont have a contraindication, . ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Aldactone (Definition)

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