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Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Might: There are studies in rats that show impaired fertility by several different mechanisms including delay of ovulation, impaired implantation of embryos and increased rates of stillbirths. There aren't any human studies. ...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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Does aldactone (spironolactone) 100 mg tablet cause unwanted hairs sideeefects?

Not usually: Actually, Aldactone (spironolactone) has been used as a treatment for excessive hair in women, because it antagonizes the male sex hormones. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause menstrual like cramps?

Probably not: Usually spironolactone is very well tolerated and can be used short term for premenstrual fluid retention. There is a risk of elevated potassium levels so they may need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Can spironolactone cause melasma or make it worse?

Not known: Melasma can worsen due to estrogen, progesterone, sun exposure, etc. Spironolactone can lower testosterone, so in theory it could increase estrogen slightly, but have never seen it described as causing or worsening melasma. ...Read more

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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

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Why did spironolactone cause me to start post menopause bleeding?

Why did spironolactone cause me to start post menopause bleeding?

Does not cause bleed: Spironolactone would not be a reason to have postmenopausal bleeding. Any postmenopausal bleeding could potentially be serious, so you should have a medical evaluation. That could possibly include an ultrasound or endometrial biopsy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can spironolactone lower your androgens to low? Labs below normal level. Is that desired or will it cause problems? Taking bc too.

Can spironolactone lower your androgens to low? Labs below normal level. Is that desired or will it cause problems? Taking bc too.

Yes and no: It depends on your symptoms and what else is going on. Personally I would adjust the dose to allow the androgens to be in normal levels, unless there were other symptoms that suggested otherwise. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Aldactone (Definition)

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