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Is it safe to take spironolactone (aldactone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take spironolactone (aldactone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not Recommended: Spironolactone is a pregnancy class d drug and has known evidence of fetal risk. Talk to your doctor about this before stopping as there may be compelling reasons for you to stay on it. It's probably safe during nursing. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Is aldactone (spironolactone) dangerous if I were to become pregnant while on it.?

Discontinue it: It's not frankly dangerous, but you should stop using it as soon as you find out you are pregnant. Discuss this with your obg or whoever gives you the prescription. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Can spironolactone interfere with pregnancy?

Not recommended: It's use is not recommended. Has shown adverse events in animal studies. Pregnancy class c as per fda. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

Can spironolactone cause pregnancy mask?

Don't believe so: Hi. I'm not a gyn, but I use a fair amount of spironolactone, and I've never heard of it causing melasma (mask of pregnancy). I hope some gyn will correct me if I'm wrong. ...Read more

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I am on spironolactone and I am planning on having a blood pregnancy test next week.... What should I do? Stop taking it? Stay on it? Will it affect?

I am on spironolactone and I am planning on having a blood pregnancy test next week.... What should I do? Stop taking it? Stay on it? Will it affect?

Spironolactone: oral: Taking spironolactone orally will not affect your serum content of pregnancy hormones, since the test (HCG) is very sensitive, and even with a mild diuretic the hormones are detectable with the test. ...Read more

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Daughter had taken spironolactone but stopped when she was 3 weeks pregnant. What are the chances of a birth defect and is there test for this defect?

Daughter had taken spironolactone but stopped when she was 3 weeks pregnant. What are the chances of a birth defect and is there test for this defect?

No Data: This medication is considered a category "c"medication in early pregnancy. There is not enough data available to consider it dangerous or completely safe in early pregnancy. It moves to a category "d" or potentially dangerous if used for pregnancy induced hypertension late in pregnancy. (as are many of the hypertension drugs) since there is no recorded defects, there is no specific test for them. ...Read more

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I'm on spironolactone, metformin & lisinopril. I'm not on birth control - do those meds pose a risk to a pregnancy? (Not ttc now but it could happen)

I'm on spironolactone, metformin & lisinopril. I'm not on birth control - do those meds pose a risk to a pregnancy? (Not ttc now but it could happen)

Yes: Lisinopril should be avoided if there's any chance of pregnancy as there is risk of fetal damage and death. Spironolactone has anti-androgen (feminizing) effects and also should be avoided. Metformin is very low risk and okay to use. ...Read more

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I'm on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

I'm on 100 mg of aldactone (spironolactone) can taking with KLAMATH BLUE GREEN ALGAE SUPPLEMENT safe?

Supplement: You should never take the item you report until your doctor has evaluated you and make a decision about a new product.
My personal bias is that aldactone (spironolactone) should be enough but I would like to hear what the doctor said. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine zithromax with aldactone (spironolactone) to cure adult acne?

Off-label: Acne is an off-label use of both drugs, and whether it is safe to use them depends entirely on your particular situation. Nothing "cures" acne, but we have many options for controlling it. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

Yes, there are no: Interactions between the 2. They are safe together. ...Read more

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Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

Is taking spironolactone and fertilaid together generally considered safe?

Are u male or female: If you are a female and you are trying to get pregnant, spironolactone is contraindicated during pregnancy since it can cause birth deformities. They are no studies in men who are trying to improve their fertility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to discontinue Errin and Spironolactone all at once (after a year + of use)?

No rebound: There's no rebound but you'll lose the benefits. Why were you taking those meds? Are you sure you want to sacrifice the benefits they gave you? ...Read more

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Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Is Spironolactone and Neurontin (gabapentin) safe to take together?

Safe: No significant drug interactions between spironlactone and Neurontin (gabapentin). That said, keep all follow-up doctor appointments and let prescribing doc know promptly if you have questions or distress while on these meds. ...Read more

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Need doc opinions! I am trying to figure out if it is safe to take spironolactone and fertilaid together?

Need doc opinions! I am trying to figure out if it is safe to take spironolactone and fertilaid together?

Are u male or female: If you are a female and you are trying to get pregnant, spironolactone is contraindicated during pregnancy since it can cause birth deformities. They are no studies in men who are trying to improve their fertility. ...Read more

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Is spironolactone safe or pcos?

Is spironolactone safe or pcos?

Spironolactone: Spironolactone blocks testosterone action. It treats the pcos symptom of excess hair growth, not the underlying Insulin resistance. Effective treatment requires twice daily dosing with 50 or 75 mg. Six months before you see benefits. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur? (coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Is topical spironolactone (2%) safe for mpb? Is it effective? Can systemic absorption occur? (coz its 50-75 mg topical application in paraben vehicle)

Topical Spironolacto: The literature on systemic absorption of topical sprironolactone is a bit unclear. Small studies in lab rodents showed no absorption, but there are numerous anecdotal entries on hair loss blogs where users attest to side effects which point towards systemic absorption, including falling testosterone levels. Monitor your use carefully to see if you are an "absorber.". ...Read more

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Just started spironolactone for my hormonal acne. Is it safe?

Just started spironolactone for my hormonal acne. Is it safe?

Mostly: You should avoid becoming pregnant while on spironolactone because it can affect the development of a male fetus.

Effects on potassium have also been discussed as a side effect, but recent evidence suggests that this is so incredibly uncommon that blood tests for it should not routinely be done.

Other side effects include abnormal periods, breast tenderness, headaches. These are all reversible. ...Read more

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Is Spironolactone a safe treatment for Hirsutism? Does it cause weight gain and harmful side effects?

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

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I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?

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Caution advised: Although no documented risk in humans, but metabolite of the drug is excreted in breast milk, and it is rather contraindicated during pregnancy, better wait till you fully wean your baby ...Read more

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Medlineplus site has warning: spironolactone has caused tumors in laboratory animals. How safe is it. Also can you use with bb bystolic (nebivolol) &benicar/hct?

Very safe: Spironolactone has been in use for decades, so I would not worry about the animal data. The drug is safe in people and that is all that matters. You can use it in any fashion as per your doctor recommendations. ...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


Dr. Tanya Russo
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Aldactone (Definition)

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