TLDR Spironolactone might cause painful intercourse and decreased sexual arousal in women.
The study provided clinical evidence that spironolactone, a drug often used for androgen-mediated cutaneous disorders, might cause vestibulodynia and female sexual arousal disorder. Researchers reported 7 cases from a vulvar disorders clinic where patients experienced painful intercourse and decreased arousal due to spironolactone. After discontinuing the drug and using an estradiol/testosterone gel, patients saw significant improvement in vulvar atrophy, pain during intercourse, and sexual arousal. The study, however, was not prospective or controlled, which is a limitation. It concluded by stressing the need for medical providers to be aware of these potential sexual side effects when prescribing spironolactone for AMCDs.View this study on academic.oup.com →
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Spironolactone might cause painful intercourse and decreased sexual arousal in women.