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Aldactone (Spironolactone) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Aldactone (Spironolactone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 8 ratings/reviews, Aldactone has an overall score of 6.62. The effectiveness score is 8.25 and the side effect score is 7.25. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Aldactone review by 57 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Adult acne
Dosage & duration:   1000mg taken once per day for the period of 14 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   pv caroine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   My acne cleared within one to two months and did not return while I was taking the drug.
Side effects:   I noticed thinning of my hair. This is the only reason I stopped taking the drug, because my hair is naturally very fine iin texture and the thinning was more noticable than if my hair was of a thicker texture.
Comments:   Interestingly, if I took four 250mg doses per day, the drug was not as effective in treating my acne.

 

Aldactone review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Extremely Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100mg taken daily for the period of 12 months
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Takes about 3 months to show results, but cleared up my skin, reduced overall oiliness and enlarged pores, and eliminated my very greasy hair, caused by excess oil on my scalp. My skin looked hydrated, clarity was good and the improvement was constant with no variations after the first 3 months. Also contributed a significant improvement to my libido.
Side effects:   Periods about every 14 days. After 12 months of use, DCIS detected in my right breast. No history of breast cancer in the family at all, and I was in good health otherwise. Malignant tumour of the breast was one of the side effects I located on the internet.
Comments:   I am happy to complete this but dont know what you mean, I have already given the dosage. Can you email me what it is you want here?

 

Aldactone review by 33 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hair loss/ facial hair
Dosage & duration:   100mg day taken 2 daily for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   acne
Other drugs taken:   yasmin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   so far combo of spirolonactone and yasmin has regulate my periods, however i have not seen any improvement on acne nor any decrease in facial hair
Side effects:   frequent urination, always thristy, dizziness.
Comments:   sprioloctone has been prescibed to help with hair loss of the scalp, but so far has not shown to be of much effectiveness..second month on it and hair sill falls out a lot.

 

Aldactone review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   hormonal acne
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 1 time a day for the period of 2 month and still taking it
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Not much improvement in hormonal acne.
Side effects:   Dry mouth and lips
Comments:   I started taking Spironolactone for hormonal acne about two months ago along with tazorac and a sulfur face wash. My acne remains the same with only a small change. I still have cysts but but not as many (reduced by 30%).

 

Aldactone review by 36 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken once a day for the period of two years
Other conditions:   hypothyroidism, IBS, chronic stress
Other drugs taken:   synthroid, doxycycline, dycyclomine, wellbutrin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The Spironolactone has really helped my acne, especially the huge flare ups I'd have monthly with my period. I do still occasionally have break outs, but they are usually less severe, shorter lasting, and confined to my face.
Side effects:   The main side effect I've had is irregular periods. First it was annoying, not knowing when my period when come. Then as my period became less frequent, it was actually kind of nice. However, now I feel like about 15 or 20 days into my cycle I start to bloat like normal, but don;t start or get relief for about another thirty or so days. So, now I kinda feel like it's bloating or acne to choose from.
Comments:   I take two 50 mg spironolactone tablets each morning along with 50 mg od doxycycline.

 

Aldactone review by 62 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   swollen knee
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken 2x per day for the period of 2 yrs
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   vitamin supplements
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   NO LONGER ANY KNEE SWELLING.....TOTAL KNEE MOBILITY... NO PAIN...
Side effects:   THERE WERE NO NOTICABLE SIDE EFFECTS...SPIRALACTONE ACTS AS A WATER PILL SO THERE WAS AN INCREASE OF URINATION. THATS ALL...
Comments:   after two shots of cortisone to my knee, I had an mri done...this showed no problems yet the cortisone injections lasted only about four months. My dr did not want to give additional injections and prescribed physical therapy, which I did, but it only aleviated the pain for a short time and never for an entire day. My job requires me to be on my feet and I needed more relief. I went to an internist (the first doctor was a bone and joint specialist) who prescribed spiralactone. OK, I didnt have much faith in a water pill, but it worked and still continues to work. I do not take many medications but I do make sure I never run out of this miracle.

 

Aldactone review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne
Dosage & duration:   50 mg/day taken 25 mg twice daily for the period of 1 year
Other conditions:   mild acne scarring
Other drugs taken:   sertraline
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   reduced or eliminated adult acne on face, chest, and back
Side effects:   mild dry mouth or thirstiness occassionally
Comments:   I've tried every topical treatment for acne, both presciption and non-prescription. I've had microdermabrasion and AHA peels. I've tried oral and topical anti-biotics. Spironolactone is the only acne treatment that has ever worked for me to a satisfactory level.

 

Aldactone review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Adult Acne
Dosage & duration:   75 mg per day taken once a day for the period of 2 months and still using
Other conditions:   Hypothyroidism, Fibromyalgia
Other drugs taken:   Synthroid, Tramadol, Flexeril
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Results were almost immediate. My mild cystic acne went away just after taking the pills for a week. Two months later, it's still gone.
Side effects:   I felt a little light-headed for the first 2-3 days. Otherwise, none.
Comments:   I've had mild cystic acne as long as I can remember. The only time I didn't was when I was on BC pills. Over the course of 7 years, I've taken doxycyline, minocin and Doryx, all which initially helped somewhat. From the beginning, I tried to get my dermatologists to address the hormonal angle. Seven years later, someone finally listened. A couple months ago I started on 75 mg once a day and have had no breakouts since. Not sure how long she'll keep me on this regimen.
 


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