Doctor insights on: 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.
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.?
Likely not both: Two different problems, two answers. Spironolactone can be helpful for treating (symptomatically only) unwanted body hair growth with either disease. Metformin is often helpful for women with pcos but has no well established role for treating cah. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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