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Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Will stopping aldactone (spironolactone) cause alopecia?

Not likely: Aldactone (spironolactone) 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

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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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

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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 (minoxidil). 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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Im on 125mg of spironolactone is that dose too high?

Im on 125mg of spironolactone is that dose too high?

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

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

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Does spironolactone block testosterone?

Does spironolactone block testosterone?

Not really: Spironolactone is an old, commonly used (but not really effective) diuretic that has an interesting side effect: its chemical structure is similar enough to block testosterone receptors in the face and scalp, and helps to decrease acne, oily skin, and facial hair growth. ...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. Patricia Foster
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Aldactone (Definition)

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