Is it fine to take spironolactone while planning to get pregnant or being pregnant?

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No, spironolactone is not the acne medication of choice in this case

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Spironolactone is contraindicated in pregnancy as it is well known to cause birth defects. I advise all my patients to stop spironolactone at least one month before trying to get pregnant.

Milwaukee Dermatologic Surgeon

No, it is not safe in pregnancy

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No, this tablet is not safe in pregnancy. For acne treatment in pregnancy a combination of light - LED, clindatech, or erythromycin topically plus natural supplements is the safest. Don't forget to eat well, and use good skin care. See a dermatologist for advice. All the best, Dr Davin Lim. Brisbane. Australia. 

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