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Doctor insights on: What To Do After Getting Off Spironolactone

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Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Can you still get toned/exercised when you're on spironolactone?

Yes: As with any new exercise program start off slowly with a small amount and gradually increase time, frequency, repetitions and intensity. Follow your doctors recomendations and restrictions. ...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 I get any diseases or sickness from taking spironolactone(acne) for a long time?

Can I get any diseases or sickness from taking spironolactone(acne) for a long time?

Potential side effxs: There are quite a few potential side effects from use of this medicine: hair loss, breast enlargement (gynecomastia), low blood count, menstrual irregularity, impotence (for men), hives, and severe "drug-rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms" (DRESS) are among severe ones. Minor symptoms can include belly pain, diarrhea, headaches, drowsiness, leg cramps etc....so consult doc. Good luck ...Read more

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Had sex 3days before my period.Now i'm late 6days.Im on metformin and spironolactone due to pcos. My dr. Told me i could get pregnant. What can I do?

Don’t guess.: Take a test.  they are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period.  if you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What does spironolactone do?

What does spironolactone do?

Receptor antagonist: Hi. Spironolactone blocks the aldosterone receptor and the testosterone receptor. Depending on the condition being treated, it is used for both purposes. ...Read more

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What is the use of spironolactone?

What is the use of spironolactone?

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

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My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

My skin is terrible. Will spironolactone help?

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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Aldactone (Definition)

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