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Long Term Effects Of Spironolactone
No: As long as your electrolytes (especially potassium) is monitored, taking spironolactone is fine. It can lower blood pressure, improve abnormal thickening of the heart, decrease protein in the urine, and may decrease the risk of becoming diabetic. Do not take if pregnant, however, since it can lead to birth defects. ...Read more
How important it is to take ocps with spironolactone , if i'm already using alternate method of contraception? Does ocp do long term harm to the body
Varies: If a woman conceives while taking spironolactone - she just needs to stop that medication when she finds out she is pregnant. If you are using birth control already you do not need the pill as well. There is a slight increase in the risk for a DVT while using the pill, otherwise the pill does not do any harm to the body in the short or long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?
No, it's not good: Sprinolactone is used to reduce the levels of male hormones in women with hair loss. It's not the appropriate drug for men. The only drugs that are fda approved for hair loss in men are Propecia and rogaine (minoxidil). Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more
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?
How long should I wait until the effect of reducing aldactone (spironolactone) from 100mg to 75mg a day has stabilized? I plan to further reduce the dose to 50mg/day.
Potential side effxs: There are quite a few potential side effects from use of this medicine: hair loss, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), low blood count, menstrual irregularity, impotence (for men), hives, and severe "drug-rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms" (DRESS) are among severe ones. Minor symptoms can include belly pain, diarrhea, headaches, drowsiness, leg cramps etc....so consult doc. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does it take for diuretics to begin working? I started taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone) daily yesterday. Ascites after hysterectomy.
Was on spironolactone for acne 1 1/2 weeks. Sleepiness, confusion, nausea intolerable. Stopped taking. How long till out of system & feel normal?
5 x (1/2 life): Spironolactone half-life is 1.5 hours, so that component will be out in 7.5 hours, however, it is metablized to another component that hangs around 16.5 hours, so 5x16.5 = 82.5 hours or 3 days and 10.5 hours. Then it will be out of your system. So, it depends on whether your symptoms are from the parent compound (7.5 hours) or its metabolite (82.5 hours). Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
50 mg spironolactone (for hormonal acne) caused diffuse hair loss for me for last 5 months. Thyroid/iron/autoimmune/etc. labs all normal. Will this resolve without stopping the med? How long could it take? Would a change in dosage maybe help?
Hair loss: Spironolactone, being antiandrogenic, actually is used to treat female pattern hair loss. Your hair loss may be genetically determined. Any other female relatives with hair thinning pattern? For further evaluation a dermatologist may be able to pinpoint the type of hair loss you have and determine whether hair regrowth may be likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long should I wait to go to the doctor for the swelling? I take 60mg of Lasix and i also take atenolol, spironolactone and k-dur. I am always swollen in my legs, ankles and top of feet. The water pills don't work every day like they should.
There : There is a lot that is not known here. Don't know how long you have been on a trial of the current medication regimen. Don't know how high your blood pressure is running or if you have any congestive heart failure. Would recommend that you call your doctor or his / her medical staff to pose this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take prednisone for my bell's palsy while taking aldactone, metropolol , klor con, Lipitor , lyrica (pregabalin) and vitamins?How much and how long?
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