an anti- androgen medication that also is used for high blood pressure. It is very helpful when used with cyclic progesterone therapy for the treatment of anovulatory androgen excess.
(spiro) - a medication used as a testosterone inhibitor in Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Is arguably the number one hirsutism treatment of choice for dermatologists in the US. Spironolactone has antiandrogenic effects that may enhance treatment of several androgen-excess conditions, particularly severe hirsutism.
a synthetic corticosteroid (trade name Aldactone) used to treat hypertension
a medication which blocks the action of androgens such as testosterone
A steroid hormone that directly blocks the effect of androgens on the skin. It initially was used as a diuretic. Aldactone® is a brand name.
A steroid derivative that blocks the action of aldosterone, steroid hormone that regulates the salt and water balance in the body. Used as a diuretic primarily in the treatment of hypertension.
a diuretic drug.
Anti-androgen medication (also used as a diuretic) that may be prescribed to combat PCOS symptoms such as hirsutism and acne.
diuretic drug that acts as an antiandrogen, used in the treatment of androgen-related disorders such as female pattern baldness.
Also known as Aldactone, this is potassium sparring diuretic with anti-androgenic effects. It is most commonly used for acne and is also been used to treat Androgenetic Alopecia. Women can take it orally but men need to use it topically because of the potential for feminizing effects when taken orally.
Spironolactone (marketed as Aldactone®, Novo-Spiroton®, Spiractin®, Spirotone®, or Berlactone®) is a synthetic 17-lactone steroid which is a renal competitive aldosterone antagonist in a class of pharmaceuticals called potassium-sparing diuretics, used primarily to treat ascites in patients with liver disease, low-renin hypertension, hypokalemia, and Conn's syndrome. On its own, spironolactone is only a weak diuretic, but it can be combined with other diuretics. Due to its anti-androgen effect, it can also be used to treat hirsutism, and is a common component in hormone therapy for male-to-female transgendered people.