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Is Spironolactone Safe Or Pcos
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
I would like to know what medication I can take to help w/ PCOS as I don't tolerate bcps, Metformin, nor Spironolactone. I'm just very sensitive.
I have PCOS. On Metformin 1750 XR. Shall I take Aldactone for hirsute? How does it help with it? What’s the daily dose accordingly? Side effects??
It will help you: 50-100 mgs a dayGet a more detailed answer ›
Testosterone level high. I have pcos. I refused BC so doc gave me aldactone 50mg a day. How long before it lowers my testosterone. Will period return?
I take Spironolactone 100 mg daily for PCOS. Is it safe for me long term if I used to have fibroids and my mom has fibrocystic breasts but no cancer?
I was prescribed spironolactone for PCOS I was wondering how long it would take for the cyst to go away?
Not what it is for: Spironolacton is an anti-androgen. It is used in PCOS to counteract some of the androgenic (male hormonal) effects of PCOS like hirsuitism (facial hair). It does not get rid of the cysts in the ovaries in patients with PCOS. We do not have a treatment that can do that at this time ...Read more
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
It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more
Possibly: This drug is one of the treatment for pcos. ...Read more
Is medication necessary to treat PCOS, I have metformin and spironolactone and BC. I have seen two doctors and have been told conflicting things.?
No evidence: Saw palmetto standardized extract, 160 mg two times daily may lower levels of male hormones in the body. But there is no reliable research on whether it decreases hair growth or is otherwise effective in pcos. ...Read more
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
I get 2 periods a month on aldactone (spironolactone) for pcos. Is there anyway to regulate and stay on the medcine? Extensive cardiac history can't take bcps.
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
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.
Would having pcos and taking metformin and spironolactone for it prevent me from donating blood plasma?
Check: With your blood bank, as regulation vary from one place to another. Probably not a candidate. ...Read more
I want to know if having spironolactone with Diane 35 will help eliminate water retention caused due to high estrogen levels in pcos. Plz help?
Very good choice:
yes it should, spironolactone acts as a diuretic by blocking the action of the salt retaining adrenal hormone aldosterone. AND it is commonly used for its blocking of androgen receptors to improve hirsuitism and acne. Most users of the anti androgenic diane will benefit. Glad to discuss ...Read more
Mild headaches everyday. Have pcos & taking spironolactone. What's the cause? I also feel hungry often no matter what I eat. I follow a healthy diet.
Will Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) make PCOS worse, help, or keep it the same? Do I need to continue Metformin & Spironolactone while using Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?
It all depends: It depends on "why" you are using it: it will not make anything "worse." DMPA generally stops (after few months) irregular bleeding from PCOS: It will NOT 1) make you ovulate (the contrary,) 2) it will not cure your PCOS, 3) it will not help you get pregnant. It stops periods and will reduce (or eliminate) your risk of endometrial hyperplasia. ...Read more
Can I start taking vitex with spironolactone without consulting with my doctor? Does vitex help increase effectiveness of spiro for acne due to pcos?
Why?: Why have you decided to begin treating yourself with something that you don't know what's in it, don't know why you're taking it, don't know how to judge whether it's helping you, and don't know if it will have any adverse side effects of interactions? Makes no sense to me. Leave the medical decision-making to the people with training, not your friends, tv or internet. ...Read more