Acne Treatment Options:
The Use Of Spironolactone To Treat Acne
Spironolactone: (Aldactone 50-200mg)
This drug is used as a diuretic and has weak anti-androgen effects, it may be of value if you combine it with a birth control pill and use it for one week before your period to minimize a premenstrual flare of acne.
Uses for which this drug have been found to be effective, but which have not been recognized by government regulatory agencies:
- Androgenetic alopecia
You Should NOT Use This Drug If You:
- Are pregnant
- Have renal insufficiency
- Have abnormal menstrual bleeding
You should avoid ACE inhibitors – because this increases the risk of hyperkalemia (high potassium).
Or have a personal or family history of the following:
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer
- Uterine cancer
Acne: Other Hormone Therapy Index |