And has any women out there had great success curing their acne with spironolactone? It’s supposed to help with hormonal acne. I would be happy to hear that this is an effective treatment besides accutane.thank you people for answering my question. I have tried Proactive, retinoids, clearpores, antibiotics, natural remedies, and countless over the counter products but to no avail. I doubt I would ever get accutane because my acne is only moderate and the list of side effects are scary. I suspect my acne is linked to hormones which is why i’m asking about spironolactone. I’ve researched quite a bit but cannot find out how many follow up doctor appointments i need while on this med. I’m going on vacation for a month and would like to start spironolactone before leaving but frequent doctor appointments would inhibit me from this. Any helpful answers are appreciated. sorry for such a long story =]
I started taking Spiro about 1.5 months ago. it has been AMAZING for me!! I have severe acne and it has helped me soooo much. I haven’t had any side effects from this drug and I don’t have to go for any doctor visits, although you can always go to your doctor and have them check your potassium levels if this is a concern for you. most people say it can take 3-4 months for it to work, but for me, I started noticing results in 3 weeks!! I’ve had acne since I was 12 years old and when I turned 23 my acne got worse. I went from having moderate to sever cystic acne. it was so bad that it hurt every time I washed my face.
My Dermatologist put me on Spiro for only ONE month and then took me off it. I wanted to keep taking it because I feared that as soon as I stopped taking it my acne would come back so I went to my gynecologist and he quickly wrote me up a prescription with 11 refills!!
It’s kind of strange… my dermatologist said it was strong medication and one month on it was enough, yet my gynecologist said that as soon as I stopped taking it my acne would come back and said there is no danger in taking it for a prolonged period of time. He just told me to go back in 6 months to check potassium levels.
Overall, I would recommend it. You have nothing to lose. It’s very CHEAP(I pay $8 for a month’s supply… With NO insurance) and side effects are minimal. For me, it just makes me pee a lot, lol.
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