I’ve held off for a little while from posting I really don’t want to jinx my progress. I’ ve been dealing with hormonal cystic acne since I was about. Spironolactone is a synthetic steroidal drug that causes loss of libido, depression, and fatigue. It masks symptoms but doesn’t solve any. Many cases of acne are hormonal in nature, meaning that they occur in adolescent girls and women and are aggravated by hormonal fluctuations such as those.

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Spironolactone – Reviews

Expert Opin Drug Saf. The spiro also gave me melasma, which has continued to get worse acns 2 years off it. Treatment of acne vulgaris with spironolactone. Have you all recovered? However what are the solutions for menopausal women suffering from hair loss who no longer ovulate. Pl help and advice.

No unexpected side effects were reported. All but one trial reported side effects in full; one reported side effects associated with discontinuation only [ 34 ]. Del Rosso; Guy Webster 21 March Is spironolactone a safe drug? Both progeaterone and estrogen were on the low side of normal. If you answered yes to a few of those you may want to look into DAO diamine oxidase enzyme.

It has to be related because I never have experienced this before. Hawkey; Jaime Bosch; Joel E. It’s advised that you cut down on potassium-rich foods while on the drug not a problem with papaya, tougher with tomatoes and get your blood checked every six months to a year depending on your dosage and doctor. My problem does not require such a huge dose of this very powerful medicine.


I am 65 years old. I came to my senses. Combining data from both phases may have reduced the magnitude of the difference in lesion count reduction, which was already large, if there had been carryover of the spironolactone effect after the washout period had ended.

C Risk not ruled out. When you talk about acne and its various treatments, experiences start to feel like different levels in a video game. Ketoconazole in the treatment of acne in women.

Wait it out or go back on Spiro… Pl advice. Patients were initiated on Effect of ketoconazole on sebum excretion rate. With one exception [ 39 ], the choices of active comparator did not include standard oral therapies such as antibiotics or isotretinoin, nor was there any direct head-to-head comparison of spironolactone monotherapy with a COC of proven anti-acne efficacy, such as cyproterone acetate plus ethinyl estradiol.

By mouth[1] topical [2]. Data for the first phase, which would be free of any potential carryover effects, were not reported.

For the inflamed lesion count, the MD in favor of spironolactone was Archived PDF from the original on 13 December Thank you for this post, I appreciate you expertise and guidance.

What the review has highlighted is a paucity of high-quality evidence for the effectiveness of oral spironolactone in the management of acne in adult females. I can see why you are frustrated. Adams Hillard 29 March Progesterone cream made my hair loss worse.


Wondering if it affects ovulation and has shorten the monthly cycles. There are few available options for antiandrogen therapy. I really feel like I have more of a folliculitis situation.

Spironolactone: Is It Really the Safe Drug for Hormonal Hair Loss?

I knew that going off of this medication espironolqctona cause this however I was wondering if you could tell me more about what might be happening. So I continued on… and it got worse and worse until I was showering every three days because the more I showered the more hair fell out.

Im wanting to go on it after i have my baby…. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology E-Book. From the case series, it was apparent these were dose-related: Within the RCTs, there was no difference in the ace of participants who dropped out due to side effects: Authors and Drs to look up are: Spironolactone is also commonly used to treat symptoms of hyperandrogenismsuch as due to polycystic ovary syndromein women.

I have now weaned of spiro after loosing 60 percent of my volume.