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Side Affects Of Spironolactone
See below: Spironolactone is a pottassium sparing diuretic. A diuretic is a medication which enhances fluid and salt excretion from the kidney. Spironolactone is a weak diuretic and is used because it does not require pottassium supplementation unlike other diueretics. It is also used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Onside effect of spironolactone is increased urinary frequency. Others are ataxia, drowsiness, dry skin, and rashes. It can also cause gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and sexual dysfunction consisting of loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in males and in females it can cause menstrual irregularity. ...Read more
Tx for hair growth: Spironolactone is actually used at part of the therapy of excess hair growth in women due to testosterone elevations, such as pcos. Nothing will eliminate the hair, only stop the progression of unwanted hair in new skin areas. Check w/your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just went off spironolactone, no real results, major side effects. Major bloating. What can I do and what else can I expect?
One of the side effects of spironolactone is vaginal post-menopausal bleeding. What causes this? Will stopping medicine reverse abnormal bleeding?
See your gyn: Spironolactone blocks androgens (hormones that cause "male" effects like extra hair growth or acne) from their receptors. The extra androgens are converted to estrogen in your body and the estrogen can cause vaginal bleeding. If there is no other reason found for your bleeding, see if your doctor can substitute other drugs in the same class with less anti-androgen effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take 1or 2 Lasix 1 aldactone (spironolactone) daily, makes me tired and side effects. Then i tried diurites every alternative day and felt good. Please advise.
On spironolactone (+ other meds)12.5mg for hypertension. Seeing the doc this week; would changing to eplerenone eliminate sides?
Possibly: Dry mouth yes as this drug is used to control edema but is potassium sparring. Dry mouth yes so be sure to brush, floss and use a rx Fluoride to help prevent decay. Nausea can occur if you are not keeping yourself well hydrated during exercise. Please see your md to address these side effects. ...Read more
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
I take 20mg of lexapro, 5mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) & 75mg of spironolactone daily. Is hair loss a common side effect with any of these drugs? I'm shedding a lot.
Can irregular period (heavy bleeding twice a month) be a side effect of taking 50 mg aldactone (spironolactone)? Blood tests, ultra sound, biopsy were normal.
Spironolactone : Spironolactone blocks the testosterone receptor and the aldosterone receptor. Blockade of testosterone can effect the very sensitive hypothalamic, pituitary, ovarian axis and cause menstrual irregularities. This will typically improve as your body adapts to the presense of the medicine. ...Read more
Which is best potassium sparing drug for htn ( less side effect, effective, &popular) spironolactone or triamterene you recommend for your patients.?
Once daily, I am taking aldactone 75mg, concor 2.5mg, tritace (ramipril) 10mg and aspirin 100mg. I have been diagnosed with primary hypertension and conn's syndrome. I wish to replace aldactone with eplerenone due some side effects i don't particularly
Conn's and spiro: In general I recommend Conn's do the DASH diet 14 day trial (Chap 9 in Book) before anything else or before switching to Eplerenone as low Na K diet minimizes need 4 other BP meds including spiro. Check with team. Recommend you join my Yahoo group where we have 1,000 +like you so you can work with your team to get back to good heath. DASH book ISBN: 0-7434-1007-6 eISBN-13: 978-1-43914-059-8 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many uses: Spironolactone is a diuretic and can be used to get rid of the body's extra fluid. It's also a aldosterone blocker and can be used to block the adverse effects of aldosterone on the heart and other tissues. It's also a testosterone blocker and can be used to decrease hair growth in patients with excessive hair. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you are treating. The dose can go as high as 400 mg/day so it's all relative. ...Read more
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