Spironolactone For Acne

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The FDA-approved spironolactone blocks male hormone receptors to reduce severe acne — so if you’re male, this isn’t the treatment for you. You should not be or try to become pregnant on this drug.

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22 Years Old, Long Time Hormonal Acne, Spiro Treatment

Like most acne sufferers I've been on every cream, gel, foam, wash, antibiotics, special diets- you name it, I've probably been on it. Nothing helped my acne long term. I realized I have hormonal acne; I'm always getting those deep underground pimples that stay for days and it always is in the... READ MORE

32 Years Old and Have Exhausted All Other Options....including Accutane. - Englewood, NJ

Day # 1 Today was my first day of taking 50 mg of spironolactone. I've been sitting on this prescription for a few months but after seeing how horrendous my skin was getting, i just decided to take the plunge. I don't think my acne is hormonal per se as I have it all month long but the worst... READ MORE

24 Year Old Female with Hormonal Acne (Mouth and Chin)

I have been battling acne severely for the past two years. I had some little breakouts when I was younger but nothing like this... I was put on the Skyla IUD for about 3 months and found out it just wasn't for me. It made me very angry, moody and slowly started showing signs of cystic acne. I... READ MORE

Spironolactone Solved My Adult Acne Problem - Dallas, TX

I had literally given up and decided that I would go ahead and do Accutane (although I didn't want to) because no doctor or products (I tried them ALL) had helped the adult acne I was experiencing for more than 10 years. The worst part was that I had it on my chest, back and shoulders as well. I... READ MORE

36 Almost 37 Nurse Mother of 2 Boys - Manhattan, KS

I have just started and hoping for some support/advice. I was taking doxy and retinnol cream which help my skin was looking pretty good but I still had a few pimples in the "hormonal region" and my derm asked if I wanted to try something else I said I did. After a little over a week on this MWF... READ MORE

29 Yo Long Time Sufferer

Hi! I'd just like to share my journey with you. I went off the pill because I was getting severe migraine headaches. After I went off the pill however my acne came back Full Force. I have very white skin so every mark shows. I just started Yaz and 50mg per day of Spiro. This is week 2. I will... READ MORE

41 Year Old Acne

I had no clue what was going on with my 41-year old skin. I've never suffered from acne. I inherited great genes from my mother. Her and her sisters are beautiful, hardly wrinkle, and flawless skin. I always received compliments about my skin. I didn't need make-up/foundation (I was told that by... READ MORE

PLEASE Read This if Your Doctor is Recommending This for You - Valencia, CA

First things first: FDA black box warning! I've been on tons of acne medications and never received one of these before. I regret taking it so lightly. I took this drug for 5 months. Do you know what a tumorigen is? It creates f****** tumors. I encourage you to read the papers on this drug... READ MORE

23 Years Old, Acne and Scarring - Brooklyn, NY

In short, Dr. Andrea Hui is amazing at what she does. I had suffered from acne for about 9 years, starting at the age of 14. Despite all the acne regimens, diet changes, home remedies and exercise, I could never achieve clear skin. I then reached a point where I just gave up. I had acne from... READ MORE

Totally Transformed my Complexion - Houston, TX

I have suffered from acne for years. I didn't even want to go outside on somedays. I feel so much better now. I have cystic acne along my jaw. I was prescribed Tretinoin, Spironolactone, and generic form of Sumadan. With my Insurance I was able to fill these for $10-$15 a piece. I have... READ MORE

50mg Spironolactone 2x Daily Works for Me After Trying Everything Else, Including Accutane.

I have tried nearly every type of oral antibiotic and topical treatment over the past 18 years to treat my adult cystic acne (I'm 34 years old). I've tried different BCPs and even Accutane (Absorica), which I couldn't tolerate for more than a month due to side effects. I have been on... READ MORE

Spironolactone is amazing

I have struggled with acne ever since coming off the birth control pill. I'm 34 years old but have struggled with it for years. It was hard wrenching, it really affected my self-esteem I had it on my back chest and face. I finally committed to trying spironolactone 50 mg as prescribed by... READ MORE

4 months on Spiro WORST acne. Should I quit

I started 25mg spiro for 1 month then went up to 50mg and almost immediatly began breaking out 10x worse than I ever had. I have 7 cystic acne spots by my mouth and chin and scarring. Before starting spiro I would get small pimples. This is unlike anything I have ever had before. I also have no... READ MORE

42 Yr F Extremely Oily Skin HUGE Pores Very Little Acne - St Louis, MO

As a tennager and up to my mid twenties i had very little acne. I would get pimples on my nose and thats about it. I also did not take of my skin (washing my face or using any products-inlcluding sun screen. Year after year it seamed my skin would get oilier. I tried so many products without... READ MORE

Started at Age 22 Bad Hormonal Adult Acne - Concord, MA

I went to my dermatologist seeking help for cystic adult acne that typically showed up right before my period. She prescribed this and since then, I have only had a few flare ups since being on it for over four years. Highly recommend it if topical creams and antibiotics aren't working. I tried... READ MORE

Spironolactone Gave Me Comedonal Acne - Fort Collins, CO

Hi! I am a 21 yo female with very mild acne (my largest concerns are individual pimples, sometimes just one or several rather than actual acne). About 6 months ago, I began experiencing large, deep, painful pimples every week or so that lasted for a week or so and then scarred for months.... READ MORE

Your Typical Teenager With Acne- What Ive Found That Works. Rochester, NY

I have been struggling with acne for years and would do anything to get rid of it. I wouldn't consider myself to have severe acne, but to any self-conscious teenager it can ruin your day. I especially struggled being a swimmer because you're so exposed- your makeup comes off in the water and... READ MORE

18 Year Old Who is in Desperate Need of Help. Greensburg, PA

So I have been on 100mg Spironolactone once a day for almost three weeks and my face, back, neck, and chest have never been worse. I dont know what to do, my doctor said that this medicine would not get worse before it got better so I am starting to get concerned. This is the worse I have ever... READ MORE

Spironolactone for Acne Heart Palpitations - Anna Maria, FL

I recently started 25mg per day of spironolactone for acne and took the pill at 7pm the first night with no issues. Next day took it at 3pm and could not sleep that night one wink. I felt like my heart was beating out of my chest and I was very uneasy. My heart palpitations are typically... READ MORE

Starting Spironolactone to Treat Hormonal Acne

I am 45 years old and never really had skin issues aside from a breakout here and there. A year ago I started to get deep cystic pimples mainly on my cheeks. My current dermatologist starting me on Aczone and tazarac. I was still breaking out so I'm now on Solodyn and 50 mg of Sprionolactone... READ MORE

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