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Spironolactone Drug Interactions
No: There are no known interactions between these two drugs. ...Read more
Can 25 mg spironolactone be taken with 5 mg amlodipine same time or do you space them a part. Any interactions?
I am transgender and I do not want SRS, but I am interested in chemical castration. I am taking Estradiol and Spironolactone now. What other drugs wou?
Here are some...: I am glad to see you have come thus far in MTF without SRS. To go further, it is important to rethink and reassess what may be your final goals to what stage of MTF; then decide what may be your further efforts which you would like to cope with so to fit your realistic personal/social readjustment. So, please bring all the related concerns to your treating doctor. ...Read more
Not in women: Spironolactone (aldactone) is an antiandrogen, so it does have an effect to decrease testoterone, and there is an indirect estrogenic effect - which can cause breast enlargement (gynecomastia) and tenderness in men. Breast tenderness is occasionally reported in women, but this is unusual. ...Read more
Smoking and drugs: Yes, most definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take 20mg of lexapro, 5mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) & 75mg of spironolactone daily. Is hair loss a common side effect with any of these drugs? I'm shedding a lot.
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
If spironolactone (for acne) is androgen blocker - how does this not have any interaction with androgenic progestin such as levonorgestrel/Mirena?
It could: The circulating levels of Progesterone secreted by Mirena (levonorgestrel) are very low making androgen side effects possible but uncommon. Spironolactone would decrease the androgenic effects if they were to be present although a doctor would not typically treat Mirena (levonorgestrel) side effects this way. If I were the physician treating someone with androgenic side effects of Mirena (levonorgestrel) I would just change birth control methods ...Read more
Can I take aldactone (spironolactone) w/ another drug to lower my potassium levels? And both work to do their job? Aldactone (spironolactone) made me have high pot. But I want to take it
Which is best potassium sparing drug for htn (less side effect, effective, &popular) spironolactone or triamterene you recommend for your patients.?
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
Terrible skin: I cannot answer that without more information. Dermatologists are the best doctors to help you with this. They are usually very busy and may have you wait a month or so before they can take you - be patient. ...Read more
Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more
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No: As long as your electrolytes (especially potassium) is monitored, taking spironolactone is fine. It can lower blood pressure, improve abnormal thickening of the heart, decrease protein in the urine, and may decrease the risk of becoming diabetic. Do not take if pregnant, however, since it can lead to birth defects. ...Read more
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
Gynecomastia: Onside effect of spironolactone is increased urinary frequency. Others are ataxia, drowsiness, dry skin, and rashes. It can also cause gynecomastia, testicular atrophy, and sexual dysfunction consisting of loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in males and in females it can cause menstrual irregularity. ...Read more
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Flushing: Highly unlikely-response to abrupt withdrawal depends in part on the dose given, indication and chronicity of treatment ...Read more