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Can i buy spironolactone over the counter?

So after perusing some other health forums, I discovered that many people on the hairloss forums have been using TOPICAL spironolactone OVER THE COUNTER on the scalp to help with hair loss. From what I can tell, topical spiro is legally treated like low-strength minoxidil (Rogaine) and can still be bought over the counter!

What are the side effects of spironolactone? Common spironolactone side effects may include: mild nausea or vomiting, diarrhea; breast swelling or tenderness; dizziness, headache, mild drowsiness; leg cramps; or. impotence, difficulty having an erection.

How should I store spironolactone?

Storage

  • Store spironolactone at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20°C and 25°C).
  • Don’t freeze this drug.
  • Keep it away from light.
  • Keep it away from high temperature.
  • Don’t store this medication in moist or damp areas, such as bathrooms.

What is spironolactone good for? Spironolactone is used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure (hypertension), or hypokalemia (low potassium levels in the blood). Spironolactone also treats fluid retention ( edema) in people with congestive heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver, or a kidney disorder called nephrotic syndrome.

Is there a generic version of spironolactone? Spironolactone is the generic version of the brand name drug Aldactone.

Why is spironolactone considered hazardous?

Why is spironolactone considered hazardous? The drug causes loss of libido, menstrual irregularity, and breast pain. It has been linked with breast cysts, and possibly breast cancer. By interfering with your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, spironolactone causes low blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and depression. It increases the risk of blood clots.

Does spironolactone cause weight gain? Spironolactone can cause significant improvement in these symptoms by reducing fluid retention. As a result, some doctors prescribe spironolactone for women who develop bloating and weight gain from water retention due to PMS.

Does spironolactone affect kidney function? Spironolactone acts on the kidneys but does not cause kidney damage in young healthy individuals. The concurrent use of drugs that affects kidney function or affect hydrational status can sometimes impair renal function.

Does spironolactone interact with other medications? Spironolactone ( Aldactone ®) can potentially interact with a number of other medicines. Some of these medicines that can cause spironolactone drug interactions include: Triamterene ( Dyrenium ®) or triamterene-HCTZ ( Dyazide ®, Maxzide ® ).