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Gained 2-3 lbs after stopping spironolactone for acne. Could this be water weight? What can I do to get rid of this? Already drinking 90 oz of water.
What causes post menopausal vaginal bleeding to continue to occur after stopping taking spironolactone?
Bleeding: Post menopausal bleeding should be evaluated by a gyn. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hkpp on Low carbs/sodium diet, 160meq K and 100mg spironolactone. I do work out and stress a lot but can't stop multiple attack daily. Any advice?
Need close monitorin: Potassium alterations are a serious problem. Need close follow up with your nephrologist to be safe from either high or low potassium levels that could affect your heart rhythm. Ask your nephrologist about why and how you are losing your potassium. He must have explained it but you forgot amidst all the medical information. Do not use cathartic medications which make you lose lots of potassium ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On spironolactone for a month i got shingles i'm 30 yrs old my dermatologist doesn't think it's due to spiro, what are the chances? Should i stop it?
Inci've lost 3kg since i started using spironolactone 2 weeks ago, should I stop it?, i've been using it for acne. I'm afraid i'll keep losing weight
Do you and how to taper or wean off amlodipine. Can you stop abruptly when switching to spironolactone, ? Thanks.
Doctor's advice: Starting and stopping medications can be complex. The proper way to stop a medicine depends on the reasons that the medicine is being used, and the effects that the medicine is having. It is impossible to answer your question without more detail and you should ask your doctor for advice. Amlodipine and spironolactone are not similar medications and one does not replace the other. ...Read more