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Old 06-05-2003, 08:43 PM   #1
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Post Spiro users: Did your derm presribe it?

for all of you who are using spironolactone, did you get your dermatologist to prescribe it for you? is it really safe to use since its for things like kidneys and heart failure? anyone had side-effects from it? i'm really confused about this stuff. thanx for any input. i appreciate it

 
Old 06-05-2003, 09:36 PM   #2
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Most all prescription medicines have some risks and possible side effects to them.You just need to be careful and take care of yourself.If you notice any side effects that are unpleasant just stop taking it or consult with your physician.Personally, I felt it was a lot safer than taking antibiotics,birthcontrol,and accutane.

 
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I don't worry as I feel it is less toxic than Accutane and I take a low dose. I originally got the prescription from a derm but I'm now being followed by an Endocrinologist so he is monitoring my use.

I have had no side effects that I am aware of.

 
Old 06-07-2003, 09:21 AM   #4
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what is your dose and how long before you noticed a difference in oil and acne? i just started 100mg yesterday (per the endocronologist's request) and am antsy about what is going to happen

 
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