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Old 04-28-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

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.

 
Old 04-28-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

50 mg daily working great.

 
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

100 mgs a day works great have no complaints or no oily skin or acne in almost 19 months.

 
Old 04-29-2004, 03:20 AM   #4
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

75mg (3 x 25mg spread over the day), my skin's not oily and heaps less pimples, still some old ones healing though

 
Old 04-29-2004, 11:56 AM   #5
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

100mg a day. It's working really well.

 
Old 04-29-2004, 02:30 PM   #6
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

100 mg/day and looking real good. Started healing within days.

 
Old 05-01-2004, 09:08 PM   #7
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

50 milligrams per day! Looking great after 27 years of acne!

 
Old 05-03-2004, 05:48 PM   #8
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

What side effects has everyone had if any?

 
Old 05-04-2004, 07:12 AM   #9
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

Are these antibiotics? My derm. has never mentioned this drug. He keeps me on the differin, benzoclyn, and mincycline combo - which is incidentally ineffective.

 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:07 AM   #10
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

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.

 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:47 AM   #11
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

50mg / day. Working perfectly!

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Old 05-04-2004, 05:11 PM   #12
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

Are you all being closely monitored by a doctor or not?

 
Old 05-04-2004, 05:25 PM   #13
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

How bad was your acne, and how long before results? Were they 100% as far as new pimples go?

 
Old 05-04-2004, 09:08 PM   #14
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Question Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

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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?

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Old 05-04-2004, 10:26 PM   #15
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Re: Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL

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.

 
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