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Is spironolactone safe or pcos?
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Fertility Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Spironolactone
Spironolactone blocks testosterone action.
It treats the pcos symptom of excess hair growth, not the underlying Insulin resistance. Effective treatment requires twice daily dosing with 50 or 75 mg. Six months before you see benefits.

In brief: Spironolactone
Spironolactone blocks testosterone action.
It treats the pcos symptom of excess hair growth, not the underlying Insulin resistance. Effective treatment requires twice daily dosing with 50 or 75 mg. Six months before you see benefits.
Dr. Mark Perloe
Dr. Mark Perloe
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It Depends
Spironolactone is a very good medication to treat the unwanted hair to the face, belly, back, etc.
Seen in many women with pcos. However, it needs to be used with an oral contraceptive agent. It's also a mild blood pressure lowering drug which can increase your potassium levels. Your doctor needs to make sure that your are a good candidate for these medications.

In brief: It Depends
Spironolactone is a very good medication to treat the unwanted hair to the face, belly, back, etc.
Seen in many women with pcos. However, it needs to be used with an oral contraceptive agent. It's also a mild blood pressure lowering drug which can increase your potassium levels. Your doctor needs to make sure that your are a good candidate for these medications.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
In fact spironolactone is one of the best treatments for pcos.
Teh other is metformin. Both drugs help menstrual cycles return to normal, decrease hair growth and address Insulin resistance. They can also help increase the chances of getting pregnant. Like any drug, however, there can be other effects. You and your doctor should discuss pros and cons to make best decision for you.

In brief: Yes
In fact spironolactone is one of the best treatments for pcos.
Teh other is metformin. Both drugs help menstrual cycles return to normal, decrease hair growth and address Insulin resistance. They can also help increase the chances of getting pregnant. Like any drug, however, there can be other effects. You and your doctor should discuss pros and cons to make best decision for you.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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Dr. Mark Perloe
Spironolactone can treat PCOS symptoms but does not treat the condition. It will not restores normal cycles.
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