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Can spironolactone help reduce androgenetic alopecia even if my testosterone is normal? If so, what dose do you recommend?
Been experiencing scalp hair loss, now shedding pubic hair. I have polycystic ovaries, but my birth control/metformin/spironolactone isn't helping the hair loss at all. Saw a dermatologist, still afraid of alopecia/losing all my hair? HELP! :(
My hair was getting very fine & was breaking easily. Now I'm actually loosing it quit rapidly. My forehead is residing and I have spots that are going bald. My Dermatologist prescribed Spironolactone. Then I just read that this drug helps people loose hai
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
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!
Depends: Depends on what you are treating. The dose can go as high as 400 mg/day so it's all relative. ...Read more
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