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  1. Does Yaz help acne that's not hormone related?
    ... synthetic progesterone results in elevated levels of potassium in the blood and they have no idea how this would ... as mentioned it has this side effect of elevating potassium in the blood and no one know what this does over many...
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  2. Long-term antibiotic use- other options???
    ... This new type of progestin caused elevated levels of potassium in the blood and they do not know what the long term...

  3. Spiro - carcinogenic?! And does skin always get worse?
    ... chances of hyperkalemia are very low. But I do have my potassium checked every six months. Risk factors would be kidney...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Differin

  4. spironolactone for acne
    ... Stops there Testosterone harmone. I took it for potassium control 10 year ago and in 6 months I grew breasts ... not good for a man. It worked well for controlling potassium . My point is be careful with drugs that you take...
    ... Stops there Testosterone harmone. I took it for potassium control 10 year ago and in 6 months I grew breasts ... not good for a man. It worked well for controlling potassium . My point is be careful with drugs that you take...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  5. starting spirnolactone...scared
    ... The only thing my derm told me was to be wary of potassium . However, she also said, you would have to eat a ... kidney issues shouldn't take it, again because of the potassium . I also heard it makes you pee a lot. I haven't...

  6. Spironolactone using please reply
    ... medicine continues to clear your skin. Just watch your potassium intake. Take Care....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Doxycycline minocycline

  7. question about spiro and bcp
    ... as I know the blood work will just be to test for potassium levels, but is there any way he can tell from a blood...
    ... as I know the blood work will just be to test for potassium levels, but is there any way he can tell from a blood ... tri-cyclen? The blood test will just check your potassium levels. I don't think it will show anything else...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone accutane

  8. Frustrated with cycstic acne
    ... and so far so good. However, you need to watch your potassium intake...like the doc told me to stop eating so many...
    Medications also discussed in this post: aldactone

  9. Yaz and Spironolactone Question
    ... watching TV and the Yaz commercial said it may raise potassium levels. So I went to the yaz website and Spironolactone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone yaz

  10. Spironolactone and hormonal effects
    ... but of course I have to go back in a month to get my potassium levels checked. Fine with me! I just hope 25 mg does...
    ... took blood the other day to make sure there are no potassium issues, no news is good news. Almost 2 months in...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  11. How long can you be on spiro?
    ... its not too low. and a simple blood test to check potassium levels, since spiro is a potassium-sparing diuretic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  12. Hormone-related acne, please help!
    ... was talking about, kidney function tests. spiro is a potassium -sparing diuretic. the only test i've ever had to take ... is a simple blood test to check my potassium level. maybe she confused it with accutane? that is...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone Yasmin accutane

  13. anyone suffer from Adult Acne?
    ... i could take spiro,but im having a problem with my potassium levels being to low already.It sounds like it would...
    ... levels are low, then Spiro would be perfect! It's a potassium -sparing diuretic, meaning that it doesn't allow excess ... possible side effects of the drug is high levels of Potassium . Maybe it could work for you to rid your acne AND...
    ... So you don't have regular bloodwork done to check potassium levels? My doc has me check it every 2-3 months ...

  14. How do ou keep your electrolyes where they should be?
    ... Since youve been on spiro have to had your potassium levels checked?...

  15. So I just have to avoid Sugar? Other ingredients/nutrition facts I should look for?
    ... section do I need to look out for? Protein? Sodium? Potassium ? Can sugar alcohol and other artificial sweeteners...
    ... section do I need to look out for? Protein? Sodium? Potassium ? Too much iodine can make your skin flare up. Don...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Apri

  16. Spiro and Potassium
    ... lots of good info in it about spiro, hormone issues, potassium issues and, of course, acne. I considered flying ... pass out under those circumstances. She gets her potassium levels checked periodically and all is well and normal...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin accutane

  17. Spiro and a daily multivitamin?? Is this safe??
    ... checked the "supplement facts" label on them, and potassium is not listed, but in the ingredients listed in fine ... print on the bottom, potassium iodide is listed. I'm assuming this means that it...

  18. My complete Spiro experience (drug info, side effects, initial breakout, results)!
    ... sites say that it is a side effect of the increased potassium in the body (Spiro is a diuretic pill that makes you ... loose excess water in the body while keeping the potassium in (which normally would be expelled by the urine ... looking at food tables to see which foods are rich in potassium to try to reduce them from my diet (banana, orange...
    Medications also discussed in this post: accutane

  19. Spiro Side Effects
    ... and dehydration headaches. And it can mess up your potassium levels. I don't know anything about that, but I think...

  20. want clear skin???
    ... tired because it is a diuretic. It can also affect potassium levels in the body so I think it's good to have a...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  21. spironalactone
    ... sent me to the lab to get a blood test to check my potassium level. nearly 2 months later, i'm almost completely...
    ... Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic used to lower blood pressure by reducing ... Endocriologist---that can routinely test your blood potassium levels because your potassium level needs to stay...
    ... Do you -Caliente and LisaMarie-get regular potassium level blood tests done?...
    ... Do you -Caliente and LisaMarie-get regular potassium level blood tests done? i only had the potassium...
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  22. What foods to avoid while on Spiro?
    ... Here's a link for foods high in potassium : [url]www.meadowdialysis.com/High%20potassium.html ... I could still have bananas and other foods high in potassium , just not to eat a ton of them. Also, if you take ... multivitamin, you might want to make sure it doesn't have potassium in it. And stay well hydrated! This will help to ... keep your potassium levels balanced....

  23. Shaveless hair removal and Accutane.
    ... putting chemicals on your skin while on Accutane. The potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide (both aka lye) are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: accutane

  24. 98% clear for 4 months....
    ... to stay on Spiro, considering what it does to one's potassium levels. ALso, once u are off does ur acne go back...

  25. The ultimate vitamin program "for acne"
    ... MSM (1000mg/day) Chromium Picolinate (200mcg/day) Potassium (95mg/day) =============== Herbs Echinacea...

  26. 31 Year old female...finally clear!!!!!!!
    ... only is tumerogenic (sp?) but it messes with your potassium levels which can affect your heart. Thank you for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone accutane

  27. Bah!! Acne coming back after accutane
    ... acne came back each time. My derm has now got me on potassium blockers as he says it could be too much potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: accutane

  28. Spiro and Potassium Levels
    ... I am not sure about the potassium question, but I am curious to know if it is working...
    ... blood test while I was on spiro just to make sure my potassium levels where ok, and yes its a diuretic, so you will...

  29. Grains can cause acne
    ... 179 Manganese (mg) 1.9 Phosphorus (mg) 349 Potassium (mg) 629 Zinc (mg) 2.8 Neither of these break...

  30. What b-control pill works best for acne?
    ... has a light dose of spironolactone, which effects potassium levels and stuff. I've never tried it but apparently...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Desogen Spironolactone Yasmin

  31. Has anyone tried this with success? Spironolactone
    ... Yes, you should be having your potassium levels checked while on spiro. On Yasmin, too. I am ... on Yasmin and had my potassium checked 3 times over the first few months to make...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  32. Well, I finally did it, I have taken the Accutane plunge!!
    ... remember from my nutrition class. and calcium and potassium too, although i'm on yasmin, so i don't know if potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Vicodin Yasmin

  33. Hormone control?
    ... appears when you are taking it b/c of the way it affects potassium levels in your blood. The best alternative I have...

  34. What do I do now? Antibiotics/Azelex? PLS help!!!
    ... its been around of ages. You just have to have your potassium checked every once in a while....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  35. Iodine?
    ... wonder if the light salt with iodine ( I think it's Potassium Chloride) that I was raised with may have been a contributo...

  36. Red/Blue Light Therapy
    ... endogenous coproporphyrin results in an efflux of potassium from the cells and a significant loss of phosphate...

  37. Getting thePoint Across: Definition of “Healthy”
    ... sugar, that can cause acne. Eating bananas provides potassium , but also causes acne. Eating milk can make you grow...

  38. Can't get spiro
    ... in it, and even if it is the official stuff, your potassium level needs to be monitored by a doctor because if...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin accutane

  39. what is spiro?
    ... It is a Potassium sparing diuretic. It is used for people with high...

  40. Has anyone tried Pernox?
    ... also contain sulphur, sodium sulfacetamide and some potassium compounds. Although that may sound pretty technical...

  41. Lemon Juice!
    ... formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4...
    ... formation of albumen in the blood. The lemon contains potassium 48.3, calcium 29.9, phosphorus 11.1, magnesium 4.4...

  42. coffee & spiro
    ... Coffee is high in potassium and you are not supposed to take potassium with Spiro...
    ... could understand if i was taking a supplement with potassium in it over time...but i guess you never know. Thanks...

  43. Spiro and Vitamin Supplement
    ... 50mg of spiro with a vitamin supplement that contains potassium . Thanks!...
    ... long as it doesn't contain too much. I also have my potassium checked every 4 months but its never been close to...
    ... doctor told me I shouldn't take a supplement with potassium , but it's not a large amount. And I am accustomed...
    ... I chose to take a multivitamin without potassium to be on the safe side. I'm not sure if 80mg is too...
    ... A banana has about 400mg of potassium in it, if that puts things in perspective....

  44. Refused spiro.....
    ... which if not monitored can cause hypokalaemia (loss of potassium ions in the urine) and of course for your heart to ... beat properly it needs potassium ions so i guess thats where the heart attack risk...
    ... there. No risk to the liver or kidneys. He checks my potassium every couple of months but that is probably because ... it and even said I could take a multivitamin with potassium as long as there wasn't a lot in it. Where it can...

  45. SPIRO-- the negative side
    ... have insurance. They checked my testosterone and potassium level. But again, I have other health problems so...

  46. spiro?
    ... Mine did a blood test to check my testosterone and potassium levels (it can raise potassium)....

  47. spiro spiro spiro0o0o
    ... everyone does. But my doctor checked testosterone and potassium ....

  48. accutane?
    ... than accutane because of the possible problems with potassium levels. Uneven potassium levels can kill you and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone accutane

  49. Dosage for Spiro....worried
    ... be to much. I read a lot of things on spiro raising potassium levels & shouldn't be taken if you have a bad liver...
    ... more. I personally take 200 mg. It can raise your potassium , however at 100 mg it should not cause a problem. ... The key is just not to take potassium supplements or just pig out on foods high in potassium ... any medication) and it is a good idea to have your potassium levels checked periodically, but there are people...
    ... You can always ask your doc to check your potassium level every once in a while. I get mine checked every ... a multivitamin as long as it doesn't have a ton of potassium in it. At 50mg/day my periods were regular, but they...
    ... and that you shouldn't be overly worried about your potassium (the mechanism of spironolactone is that it works ... on your kidneys to keep potassium in your blood and to pee out sodium.) the only problems...
    Medications also discussed in this post: accutane Spironolactone

  50. Tretinoin, Doxycline, Ortho-tricyclen (when might I see results?) Should I add Spiro?
    ... doctor put me on spiro in conjunction with Yasmin (also potassium sparing) and an antibiotic, I don't see why your doctor...
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  51. Just got back from the doctors.....
    ... And unless your doctor is keeping an eye on your potassium , don't gorge yourself on bananas or salt substitutes...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Differin Retin-A Yasmin

  52. spiro
    ... other message. I take back what I said about the potassium if you will only be taking 25mg/day. That is the ... cramps, more like every other day), that can raise your potassium . Thats the only thing they tell Yasmin users to watch...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  53. a change in my DR :(
    ... single best predictor of elevated testosterone.) Your potassium level should also be checked every couple of months ... because it is a potassium sparing diuretic. I've just avoided bananas, but ... at last check my potassium had actually gone down to the low side of normal. ... and even take a multivitamin if it only has a little potassium in it. My endocrinologist tells me every time I see...
    ... getting a blood test I would definitely watch your potassium intake. I think bananas, orange juice, and potatoes...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone aldactone

  54. diane35, Ortho, related question....
    ... you're less likely to gain weight as it contains potassium to help prevent fluid retention....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  55. Question for Sweetjade!
    ... was I lost a significant amount of water weight, and Potassium levels were quite low. My blood pressure dropped to...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  56. Birth Control Question
    ... to that. I am fine with yasmin though, and my first potassium test just came back fine, so I'm in the clear! oh...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Yasmin

  57. Finally On The Path to A Clear Face.
    ... into eating a banana everyday. "Bananas are high in potassium ." WOAH! Another acne causing. -The common vegetables...
    ... into eating a banana everyday. "Bananas are high in potassium ." WOAH! Another acne causing. -The common vegetables...

  58. Spiro Poll
    ... effects are extremely rare for spiro. Since it is a potassium sparing diuretic, it means it raises the potassium ... levels in your blood. If your potassium levels get too high you can feel dizzy and possibly ... really don't even need to watch out for foods with high potassium ...just don't eat a ton of it....

  59. Anyone had any probs with potassium levels & spiro?
    ... t have any blood tests done so I'm not sure if my potassium levels actually did get too high or not. However, ... dehydrated. So hopefully that's all it was but I know that potassium levels that are too high can cause dizziness/fainting...
    ... Spironolactone is a potassium sparing diuretic-the only ways I know of lowering ... potassium levels are to take a diuretic that depletes potassium ... doctor should lower your doseage and put you on a low potassium diet....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Spironolactone

  60. Thanks everyone for recommending spiro!
    ... seriously, has anyone had any concerns regarding their potassium levels? I haven't had mine checked since starting ... having blood tests.. how common is it to have high potassium levels?...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Retin-A

  61. Why aren't more of us guys trying Avodart?
    ... how is it now? Also, how would you know if you're potassium levels are too high? What are the side effects and ... consequences of elevated potassium levels?...
    ... -- the processing speed slows down). Regarding potassium levels -- my derm is doing blood work to monitor this...
    ... -- the processing speed slows down). Regarding potassium levels -- my derm is doing blood work to monitor this ... insurance until I get a job this August. So monitoring my potassium levels would be a problem. Avodart, from what I can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart aldactone tazorac accutane

  62. Spironolactone and Weight loss
    ... are being used up. Most people on diuretics are on potassium supplements as well....
    ... are being used up. Most people on diuretics are on potassium supplements as well. Definitely. Your sister should ... go in for tests every once in a while to check her potassium levels....
    ... PLEASE watch the potassium as far as it possibly going UP or to high NOT too ... take postassium supplements with Sprio. Spiro is a potassium sparring diuretic. You don't lose potassium on it ... you keep it or gain it over time. Potassium levels should be checked as they can become TOO HIGH...

  63. My Spiro Update 5/11/04
    ... because of certain side effects like raising your potassium levels in the blood (very dangerous) and lowering...

  64. spironolactone
    ... take spironolactone it shouldn’t do anything to my potassium levels. Not sure what to do, should I try the spironolacton ... the time or only initially 2. will it increase my potassium levels? 3. anyone experience any side effects? ...
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  65. Aldactone/Spiro users: A quick POLL
    ... eating lots of food daily that contain high amounts of potassium but haven't run into any problems. I thought only...
    ... doc has suggested that we do blood tests to monitor potassium levels....

  66. Diet and Acne
    ... take a multi-vitamin every morning too, I also take Potassium supplements due to cramps for cutting out Dairy, don...

  67. Cramps After Cutting Out Dairy, What To Do?
    ... Potassium really works. When I ran track my hamstrings would ... cramp up really bad so my coach recommended Potassium supplements and the cramps went away. It also can...
    ... Ditto about the potassium . I had the same problem when I started the low carb...

  68. Any feedback regarding Avodart?
    ... we are going to do regular blood tests to monitor potassium levels....
    Medications also discussed in this post: Avodart

  69. Spiro questions
    ... from happening? I also read that it causes hight potassium levels which isn't good for you. Is there another...

  70. this is the info sheet i got from wal-mart about spiro
    ... tenderness in woman.this medicine can raise your body's potassium levels.so if your diabetic your potassium levels have...

  71. I Just Bought Some Sea Salt, Directions To Use On Face? Please!!!!!
    ... also vital for both energy and cell metabolism Potassium and Sodium are necessary to maintain the water balance ... nourishment and expel waste products. An imbalance in potassium or sodium often leads to water retention. Potassium...
    ... also vital for both energy and cell metabolism Potassium and Sodium are necessary to maintain the water balance ... nourishment and expel waste products. An imbalance in potassium or sodium often leads to water retention. Potassium...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Retin-A

  72. It's Now or Never!
    ... Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 - Over 10% of the RDI for Potassium and Vitamin B1 - Over 5% of the RDI for Phosporous...
    ... internal cause of moles and warts, which happened to be a potassium deficiency....who would've thought! As for remaining ... changes and high intake of avocadoes, greens, and other potassium rich foods will help keep future ones away. Neca...
    ... internal cause of moles and warts, which happened to be a potassium deficiency....who would've thought! As for remaining ... changes and high intake of avocadoes, greens, and other potassium rich foods will help keep future ones away. I'm ... sure it will! I didn't know that about the potassium . I have heard that having moles or warts shows a tendency...

  73. aloe vera gel ingredients at GNC
    ... Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate...
    ... Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate That's pretty good. I...

  74. This works for me.
    ... 12g paba .792mp selenium 63.4mcg chromium 190mcg potassium 633mcg amino acids... alanine 1326mg arginine...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  75. My experience with spironolactone
    ... plan to have my blood checked regularly to monitor my potassium (high K+ is very dangerous in terms of cardiac arrhythmias...
    ... plan to have my blood checked regularly to monitor my potassium (high K+ is very dangerous in terms of cardiac arrhythmias...
    ... ronolactone? Gold Coin Grass apparently depletes the body's potassium stores. Spiro raises potassium; does anyone know if...
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