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Condition: Other
1/16/2009 7:02:32 AM

Reviewer: cleo09, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
My dermatologist prescribed this for my adult acne. I didn't notice any side effects until 4-5 years into the drug. I was always dizzy and nauseous, lethargic, and it killed my sex drive. It did make my skin less oily and controlled acne along my jawline. But certainly not worth the side effects. And I wouldn't recommend drinking alcohol with this drug. It can make you very sick.

Condition: Other
1/14/2009 6:02:51 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My derm. perscribed this (25MG twice a day)for adult acne and it really did work wonders for my skin so much so that I considered asking her to raise the dosage but after reading other reviews I have changed my mind it seems as though my dramatic unexplained weight gain was due to this drug. It also seems to have been the reason why Im so sleep all the time. Im not sure I could handle an increased ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/8/2009 3:09:42 PM

Reviewer: happy, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking this drug for adult acne for 5 mos. I love it and after 10 yrs. of trying to cure my acne, I have finally found it. My gynecologist is the one who actually prescribed it after I was just mentioning my problems and never finding a cure with a dermatologist. My family doctor, however, did not really approve of this drug for acne and said it was not common to prescribe this drug ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/4/2009 10:40:30 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am a 44 year-old female who was prescribed Spirnolactone for adult acne at 50 mg to start and then increased to 100 mg when that did not work. It worked like a gem within one week and my skin looks better than it did as a teenager. The only problem that I had is that just over 60 days into taking it, my menstrual cycle went haywire and I bled on and off all month. I have now learned that if yo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
12/20/2008 6:52:43 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm a 29 y.o. female and I started this medication 3 months ago to help with my hormonal acne. Before Spiro, my face would be covered with deep and painful cysts due to acne. I especially had problems on my chin, forehead, and hollows of my cheeks. I take two 75 mg doses a day. The acne and redness has been reduced drastically! I get a few pimples with PMS but they are not painful and clea ... Show Full Comment

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