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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
If spironolactone (for acne) is androgen blocker - how does this not have any interaction with androgenic progestin such as levonorgestrel/Mirena?
It could: The circulating levels of Progesterone secreted by Mirena (levonorgestrel) are very low making androgen side effects possible but uncommon. Spironolactone would decrease the androgenic effects if they were to be present although a doctor would not typically treat Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects this way. If I were the physician treating someone with androgenic side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel) I would just change birth control methods ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Depends: Some doctors would say yes, but the majority would use only insulin. Metformin has been used for many years in pregnant women without problem, although it is not approved. Glipizide has had limited study. A similar medication has been used in limited numbers without problems, but is also not approved. See what your doc is comfortable with. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Oral conttraceptives can cause clotting, especially if combined with smoking. In patients with low platelets, this would be likely to be a good thing as they cannot clot well. However, previous thromboembolic disoreders is an absolute contraindication to ocp use so this could mean no use for low platelet patients. You would be wise to see your doctor. ...Read more
Is any brand of birth control pill safe for someone with a Protein S deficiency, in treating PCOS?
Getting androcur alone is as effective as take combination with diane_35 for androgen felated hair lose?
Drug questions: This is a formal question for your doctor and not a god question for this sote. ...Read more
While taking Medroxyprogesterone is it safe to have sex.planning for pregnancy.hormonal imbalance?
Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?
Yes: This drug has some activity in blocking the male hormone receptors and is moderately effective for hirsutism. At the usual doses it has no major side effects and does not cause weight gain. If it does not help you, you could ask your doctor to try a drug called flutamide which is somewhat more potent but with a risk of liver side effects. ...Read more
No: No side effects i could find.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not familiar ...: with PCOS laboratories; there are supplements in the US from Insulite laboratories and others. Supplements in the US are not regulated, which means they do NOT go through the safety and efficacy testing that prescription drugs do. I don't doubt these supplements are safe, though no proof exists. What I am very skeptical about is that they do any good at all: this is also certainly not proven. ...Read more
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