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

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Condition: Other
2/21/2014 3:20:19 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

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Condition: Other
2/15/2014 10:58:16 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My hormones have been all over the place switching birth control and my skin severely broke out. My doctor put me on spironolactone at 100 mg a day and I broke out even more within 10 days and had bumps/hives/i don't know what they were. I ran to my doctor, who brought it down to 50 mg, and my skin automatically got better within a couple days. The lesson: you and your doctor might have to to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/18/2014 7:32:21 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I take this for cystic acne, and while it works great as long as I keep up with it, the side effects for me (dizziness and nausea) can be really debilitating. I take 50 mg about every other day. Sometimes I feel "drunk" for up to five hours (when I eat my next meal), sometimes I only feel "drunk" for an hour and a half. Drinking more water doesn't seem to help at all, eatin ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/3/2014 10:40:27 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My hormonal acne reduced but did not disappear. I became extremely dry everywhere. Worse, I had severe back and leg pain. Stopped spiro after two months.

Condition: Other
12/18/2013 10:06:49 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: 5

Comment:
I have PCOS and started to get severe acne on my chest and back over the summer, so I mentioned it to my Dr and he put me on spiro, saying my aldosterone levels were out of whack, which I was skeptical but in about 2 months I'm completely cleared up! Not to mention the 12 lb weight loss. I have also felt less fatigued during the day. Love spiro!

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