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Doctor insights on: Spironolactone Alopecia

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Can spironolactone help reduce androgenetic alopecia even if my testosterone is normal? If so, what dose do you recommend?

Can spironolactone help reduce androgenetic alopecia even if my testosterone is normal? If so, what dose do you recommend?

Maybe : If your alopecia is truly androgenic, then, by definition, it is driven by androgen (dht). Spironolactone will provide blockade which may help. Your md should give the dose. ...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


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Will stopping aldactone cause alopecia?

Will stopping aldactone cause alopecia?

Not likely: Aldactone does not treat treat alopecia and stopping does not cause alopecia. it does have a mild anti androgenic effect but it is not strong enough to effect male pattern baldness. ...Read more

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For male pattern baldness (24 yrs), is spironolactone 25mg daily effective for hair regrowth? Can the dose cause chemical castration on long term use?

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. Consult with your dermatologist for an appropriate treatment that fits your needs. ...Read more

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Is topical spironolacton (2%) safe for pattern baldness (24 yr male)? Is it effective for that matter? I am not able to find authentic studies online!

Is topical spironolacton (2%) safe for pattern baldness (24 yr male)? Is it effective for that matter? I am not able to find authentic studies online!

See a dermatologist: Oral spironolactone is for women, not men unless you don't mind needing a bra. Topical spironolactone has not been studied. You should be on a formal protocol if you wish to be a test subject. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

What do you suggest if my skin is terrible please help (spironolactone)?

Terrible skin: If you think your skin is "terrible" please see your doctor. He/she may be able to help you without trouble. If not, a referral to a Dermatologist would be in order. ...Read more

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Is taking 100mg of Spironolactone the right dosage?

Is taking 100mg of Spironolactone the right dosage?

Depends: It depends on why one is on spirolonolactone. The usual dose for treatment of hypertension is 12.5 - 50 mg daily dose. At times, up to 200 mg per day can be used in treating edema. ...Read more

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What is the use of spironolactone?

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

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What is spironolactone? What are the side affects to this medican?

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

Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Aldactone (Definition)

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