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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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Is spironolactone and inositol safe together?

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.".

Dr. Anita Deswal
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Aldactone (Definition)

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