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Doctor insights on: Spironolactone Cause Infertility

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Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Does spironolactone cause infertility?

Might: There are studies in rats that show impaired fertility by several mechanisms including delay of ovulation, impaired implantation of embryos and increased rates of stillbirths. There aren't any human studies. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Long use spironolactone in men's cause breasts?

Long use spironolactone in men's cause breasts?

See below: Yes spironolactone can cause mens breats to enlarge
there is an alternative called inspra, (eplerenone) consult your doctor. ...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 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 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

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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 more

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Can taking Spironolactone 50mg for acne, cause tiredness?

Can taking Spironolactone 50mg for acne, cause tiredness?

Do not use: Spironolactone is a diuretic and not a proper treatment for acne. Did someone prescribe it? If someone did please discuss it with her/him. If it was not prescribed by a doctor, quit using it.
Consult this site for information on home remedies.

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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Can spironolactone cause low DHEA leading to adrenal insufficiency?

Can spironolactone cause low DHEA leading to adrenal insufficiency?

No: Spironolactone blocks some effects of "androgens" (including DHEA). It could potentially lower the levels of some androgens, but it will not lower cortisol and cause adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Why does spironolactone cause vaginal bleeding in postmenopausal women?

Why does spironolactone cause vaginal bleeding in postmenopausal women?

Bleeding.: No. If you are postmenopausal and having bleeding, you need to see your doctor and have an evaluation — some combination of biopsy, ultrasound, or hysteroscopy. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone help with water retention caused due to high estrogen levels?

Can spironolactone help with water retention caused due to high estrogen levels?

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spironolactone was actually developed as a diuretic — it has a hormonal mechanism of action blocking the adrenal salt retaining hormone aldosterone. It is in fact a very mild diuretic and anti-hypertensive — except when aldosterone is abnormaly high. In endocrinology, we exploit a side property which is blockade of testosterone action on the skin — used for hirsuitism, acne. ...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


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Aldactone (Definition)

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