If you are using Aldactone/Spiro, what doseage are you taking and is it working for you?
My derm prescribed me 50mgs a day and on some days I am taking 100mgs. It seems to be making my hands and lips dry. But, I have not had a new pimple since I started it. I still have several that are clearing up from before.
bpremo i to put up with acne too for 27 years.that kinda sucks.i feel like it robbed me of my best years of my life.lacy33 and sweetgirl500 look up the post about spiro or search for sweet jade 1s post on spiro.its an anti-androgen.
Are you all being closely monitored by a doctor or not?
I'm not being monitored, do I need to be? I'm only 25 & have never had any health probs in the past. I'm on 100mgs & have been eating lots of food daily that contain high amounts of potassium but haven't run into any problems. I thought only people with kidney ailments or diabetes or the elderly need to be monitored when their on spiro as they are most at risk for hyperkalema?
i have a doctor and my blood is being monitered.im not saying you shouldnt see a doc when taking this but even if you have a doc you must educate yourself about any med your taking.most docs will see a lot of people during the course of the day.your doctor cant be with you every second so best educate yourself about the drug your taking.