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Old 03-11-2003, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question What is SPIRO and does it work for the so called hormonal acne?

Hi,

I noticed a lot of you talking about SPIRO. What is it? A birth control, or some antibiotic similar to accutane? How long do you take it?

 
Old 03-11-2003, 09:24 PM   #2
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Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a potassium-sparing medication used as a diuretic medication for heart failure, liver disease and high blood pressure.
Its useful for hirsutism, acne and seborrhoea because it has anti-androgenic properties.
Spironolactone is usually slowly increased from 50 to 200 mg daily.It may take six or more months to see improvement in the skin condition.


 
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