My daughter was tested and found to have mildly higher levels of testosterone. She has been battling with acne for several years. The endocrinologist who I spoke with about the results said she could not prescribe spironlactone unless my daughter had excessive hair growth (which she does not) or was over 18.
I'm just wondering if anyone is taking spironlactone who is younger than 18 (my daughter is 15-1/2) with success, and if you had any severe side effects from it. Also was it prescribed from your dermatologist, regular doctor, gynecologist, etc?
Hello. My daughter began taking spironolactone around her 15th birthday. The only side effect she has is CLEAR SKIN! Her gynecologist prescribed 100mg 4 months ago and her severe acne has dwindled down to 1 or 2 active pimples which quickly heal. She does get a salicylic/ microdermabrasion facial every 3 weeks.
You may want to call doctors in your area and specifically ask if they will prescribe spiro for your daughter.
All I can say is it has been a miracle and if you have any more questions please ask!