Spironolactone is a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist and potassium-sparing diuretic with powerful anti-androgenic properties. It is used for hypertension, primary hyperaldosteronism, heart failure, ascites, acne vulgaris, hirsutism, and female pattern hair loss.
Spironolactone is effective for treating acne, hirsutism, and androgenic alopecia in women with few side effects.
Spironolactone most effective for hirsutism, but has side effects.
Spironolactone is an effective and well-tolerated first-line treatment for hidradenitis suppurativa in women.
Spironolactone helps regrow hair in women with hair loss.
Spironolactone improved blood vessel function and cholesterol levels in non-obese women with PCOS.
Spironolactone helps reduce pain and lesions in hidradenitis suppurativa patients, and lower doses are also effective.
Spironolactone plus finasteride reduces hirsutism more effectively.
Spironolactone might help protect against severe lung problems in COVID-19 patients.
Spironolactone may help enlarge a small breast linked to Becker's nevus.
Spironolactone may effectively treat female hair loss, especially with hyperandrogenism signs.
Spironolactone successfully treated hair loss in a 9-year-old girl.
Spironolactone harms fish reproduction and is more potent in fish than invertebrates, needing environmental monitoring.
Spironolactone is effective and safe for treating acne with minimal side effects.
Spironolactone and minoxidil together effectively treat female pattern hair loss.
Spironolactone may help reduce hair loss in androgenic alopecia.
Spironolactone, a heart and liver drug, has new uses including cancer treatment, viral infection prevention, and skin condition improvement.
Spironolactone effectively treats female pattern hair loss with few side effects.
Spironolactone does not increase cancer risk and may lower prostate cancer risk, but more research is needed.
Spironolactone plus finasteride works better for treating hirsutism.
Spironolactone may make some cancer treatments more effective by blocking a protein that helps cancer cells survive.
A 30-year-old male is considering using dutasteride and fluridil for hair loss maintenance and is curious about the effectiveness of topical spironolactone, as he cannot take finasteride. He is also planning a hair transplant.
41-year-old female experienced slow hair thinning, took finasteride for a year, then switched to spironolactone. Irregular periods occurred, seeking advice on long-term side effects and considering a third medication.
Hair loss treatments discussed include Minoxidil, Finasteride, and Spironolactone. One user shares success with Finasteride, Minoxidil, and low-dose Cyproterone Acetate, but warns against long-term use of oral anti-androgens.
Hair loss discussion involves spironolactone and bicalutamide for women's androgenic alopecia. Focus on effectiveness and side effects.
A man in his 40s treating his slow balding with a daily regimen of 2.5% spironolactone topical solution and Piroctone Olamine Shampoo. Despite initial hair shedding, he experienced no side effects and plans to continue the treatment for at least a year.
The conversation is about a person experiencing hair loss, using topical minoxidil for 8 years, now at Norwood scale 3, and considering topical spironolactone and oral minoxidil after a tricho test recommendation. They are seeking others' experiences with topical spironolactone.
User started using topical spironolactone on scalp and face, experienced fever feeling and sluggishness. Asks if side effects are normal or systemic.
A female user starting Spironolactone treatment for thinning hair, and others sharing their experiences with Minoxidil and oral/sublingual Minoxidil as treatments.
Topical spironolactone is gaining attention as an alternative hair loss treatment, but it's not as effective as other options like finasteride. Oral spironolactone can cause side effects in men, and there are better topical alternatives like RU, Pyril, and CB.
User asks about topical spironolactone experience. Two studies show it as promising anti-androgen treatment, with 5% cream available on Minoxidilmax website.
A 21-year-old MTF individual is experiencing rapid hair thinning and is currently on estradiol valerate. They are inquiring about the effectiveness of spironolactone for hair loss, despite being aware of its serious side effects.
User tried topical fin, dut, min, tret, hydrocortisone, microneedling, nizoral, collagen, propidren supplements, and laser helmet for hair loss with slow progress. They ask if topical spironolactone is a safer, effective alternative to RU for suppressing testosterone and treating hair loss in men.
Spudlady asks about experiences with spironolactone for hair loss. She has lost hair due to stress and seeks ways to stop shedding.
Topical spironolactone is more effective than topical finasteride for treating hair loss in both men and women. Oral spironolactone can affect testosterone, but the topical form doesn't impact the endocrine system.
Hair loss discussion includes topical spironolactone treatment, used 1-2 times daily for 2 weeks with no changes yet. Minoxidil and Propecia caused nasty side effects for the user.
A woman's experience with Spironolactone as treatment for female pattern hair loss, including the effects of increasing dosage and her doctor's recommendation to try finasteride if no results are seen after 6 months. Other users have also shared their experiences with using finasteride for this condition.
The potential effectiveness of homemade topical spironolactone in treating hair loss, with studies suggesting it is more effective than finasteride and even minoxidil when used as monotherapy. The conversation also mentions that other anti-androgens are being developed which may soon hit the market.
Bicalutamide and spironolactone are being compared for their effectiveness and safety in treating female pattern hair loss. The conversation seeks advice on which is better to use.
Hair loss discussion includes topical Spironolactone's effectiveness and minimal side effects. Community members share personal experiences and opinions on its use.
A 34 year old female with androgenic alopecia who has tried treatments such as Spironolactone, Desogen, Minoxidil and Finasteride in order to address her hair loss. It also details the experiences of other women taking Spironolactone for Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL).
Hair loss treatments discussed: Minoxidil, Finasteride, RU58841, and Spironolactone. Woman with androgenetic alopecia and alopecia areata shares experience using Spironolactone.