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Old 05-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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side effects spironolactone (male)

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I've been taking spironolactone for over a year now. I've just stopped taking it, as I was getting light headed most of the time if not all the time only when I had been lying down and getting back up. It has made my body develop breasts and i've tried losing weight as well, my stomach goes down and I lose weight but my man boobs keep getting bigger. My sex drivewas okay for about 6 months of being on a low dose (100mg). But as soon as it was upped to 300mg (3 tablets a day) my sex drive slowly declined, and now I've losted the sensation I used to get, and cant get erections. It's causing me a lot of emotional problems, and it broke up my relationship.

I would like to know how long it takes after stopping spironolactone for the erections and sensations to come back (weeks? months?) . Also how can I treat the man boobs problem?

I've also taking some testosterone 40mg spread over 2 days, as I read it spiro can effect testosterone levels. Nothings changed. Also tried supplements for sex drive and they don't really work.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks

 
Old 05-25-2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Re: side effects spironolactone (male)

I am sorry you are going through this. I can tell you that I was on Spironolactone for 8 years. I am a female and I took it reduce androgen effects in my body, (i.e., male pattern hair growth) because I have PCOS and it worked wonders. I stopped it when trying to get pregnant as you need to be off the medicine for at least 6 months before conceiving because of what it can do to a male fetus. Therefore, I would definitely suggest not taking it anymore. There are other drugs out there to treat your condition that don't cause breast enlargement in males. Hope this helps some.

 
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