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Old 01-22-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
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Question spiro side effects?? help!

i started taking spironolactone about last october (started at 50 mg- moved to 100 mg in november) and i haven't had a menstrual period since about the second week I was on spiro. I researched online and I found menstrual irregularity was a side effec of spiro. I decided to quit taking this drug (I'm switching to acutane in february), but I was wondering if anyone had similar experiences with the drug or advice for me.

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Old 01-22-2005, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: spiro side effects?? help!

Did you take a birth control pill along with the spiro?That's meant to regulate your period while on it and it's recommended to take a BC pill along with it.

Can i ask,did the spiro clear your skin at all?50-100mg seems quite a low dose.

Old 01-22-2005, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: spiro side effects?? help!

well, i was taking it along with antibiotics and a topical cream. it helped clear my skin a little, but not much, which is why i am going to acutane next month.
I'm not on birth control with spiro...should i have been to help regulate my cycle?

Old 01-22-2005, 10:32 AM   #4
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Re: spiro side effects?? help!

Well i'd say so yes.You can be on it without but they recommend you to because it regulates your periods.

Old 01-22-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: spiro side effects?? help!

I've been on spiro for 2 months now, along with orthotricyclen. I'm taking 2 100mg pills each day and it hasn't worked at all. Just for those of you who want to know lol!

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