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Condition: Other
2/21/2008 10:57:28 AM

Reviewer: 29olives, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication for acne and have been on it for less than a month. While it works slowly, it does work. You just have to be patient as it builds up in your body. My dermo also prescribed me prednisone (steroid) so the acne goes away faster and gives spironolactone time to work. While prednisone is a miracle drug (acne will go away within the 6-day taper cycle), it has side eff ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/5/2008 11:40:17 PM

Reviewer: TexasGal, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take this medication for acne. It has reduced the redness and swelling of the large cysts and the redness associated with my topical meds. I also take an antibiotic and use Retin-A. It does make me urinate more frequently but not to the point of being a problem. It did reduce/eliminate some of my chin and lip hairs. I don't have a huge problem in this area but it was a nice bonus to taking t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/20/2008 11:55:01 PM

Reviewer: marileepaige, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am currently taking two pills in the evening for my acne.( the lowest dose) I have noticed that I have lost weight and that I use the bathroom more often than normal. The downside is that I wake up in the morning and I have the worst sore throat in the world. The medicine tastes like mints, but you have to take them with a full glass of cold water. I would recommend this medication to anyone ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/13/2008 5:22:13 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i was prescribed 100mg/day after i was diagnosed with pcos. since my young onset of puberty, weight loss was impossible even though i was extremely active and relatively healthy. im 5'4 and since about my jr of high school my weight did not BUDGE from the 160-170 range no.matter.what. i was convinced that my body was just set and could never change. i recently weighed myself for the first time ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/8/2008 6:04:53 PM

Reviewer: spiritwoman52, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
In the summer of 2007 I went to ER with what turned out to be low potassium levels, as low as 1.9. My heart tried to stop beating and my body was shutting down. I'm taking 100 MG twice daily and am keeping potassium levels up thanks to this med.

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