Is it safe to take spironolactone (aldactone) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not Recommended. Spironolactone is a pregnancy class d drug and has known evidence of fetal risk. Talk to your doctor about this before stopping as there may be compelling reasons for you to stay on it. It's probably safe during nursing.
Avoid. Spironolactone could be taken during pregnancy - if absolutely necessary. There is likely very little indication for this drug in pregnancy, and in those cases there are other drugs that would be better choices. Spironolactone should not be used at all by a breastfeeding mom. The recommendation is to stop nursing if this drug must be used after delivery.

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I want to take Spironolactone for my hormonal acne, but am still breastfeeding (comfort nursing) my 10 month old daughter. Safe to take the Spiro?

Caution advised. Although no documented risk in humans, but metabolite of the drug is excreted in breast milk, and it is rather contraindicated during pregnancy, better wait till you fully wean your baby.

Doctor recommends spironolactone, breastfeeding and afraid to pass in milk, as antitestosterone to make my baby boy feminine, also afraid of dehydration?

Spironolactone. Spironolactone appears acceptable during breastfeeding. The authors of the study estimated the infant received 0.2% of the mother total daily dosage (100 mg of Spiromolactone) in the form of carenone, major metabolite of Spiromolactone. This is not significant to cause effect on the breastfeeding infant.