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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of spironolactone Oral.

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Condition: Other
10/23/2013 8:24:00 PM

Reviewer: pinknpeachy, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've had acne since adolescence and years of topical and antibiotic medications could not clear it up (even a round of accutane did not help!). I gave up for a few years but last year went back to the Derm, who prescribed 100mg of Spironolactone and a RetinA. After about 2 months my skin was almost completely clear. I've been on the Spiro for just over a year and it consistently keeps m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/11/2013 1:32:43 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 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'm a 49 year young women that began to get breakouts a few years back. My Dermatologist put me on Accutane I loved it and it cleared my acne within a month. Due to not being able to be on accutane long term my dermatologist suggested that I try 100mg of Spironolactonate in combination with twice daily use of topical Aczone. This has been an amazing combo and my skin is clear!! Be patient. Spi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
9/13/2013 3:42:24 AM

Reviewer: twilightgal, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been taking spironolactone for about 2 1/2 months for my hormonal acne (I'm in perimenopause) and my face looks so much better than it did before I started the drug. I tried several topical treatments but none worked and I didn't want to try Accutane or antibiotics. I was reluctant to try this drug but I'm so I did. Other than urinating more than usual, I haven't really e ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/15/2013 10:41:18 PM

Reviewer: sweatsandsweetsblog, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was so excited to try this since I've dealt with hormonal acne for 2 years. However, I was taking this for only 2 days before an unlikely side effect occurred. I developed a severe muscle spasm in my right thumb and would last 10 minutes and occur about 10-15 times a day. Along with that, my skin became highly sensitive to products. Then once I stopped, as told by my doctor, I suffered heat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/26/2013 7:38:37 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 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:
My dermatologist prescribed it for my adult cystic acne (aldosterone during PMS). It is a miracle!!! This is so much better than taking Antibiotics!!!!! Bloodwork is done periodically to check Potassium levels.

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