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Spironolactone/ Birth Control



My dermatologist recommended I try going on Spironolactone for my adult cystic acne but she said I need to go on birth control first. For any of the ladies that have been on this medication before, did you have to go on birth control beforehand? I know for Accutane you do, but I'm a little surprised it's needed for this medication cause from what I understood it's supposed to treat blood pressure.

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Theres plenty who just use Spiro but my derm put it this way. Birth control is usually the first option because it has a little spiro in it, a small amount (yaz does, idk about the others) so if that works for you, there would be no need for spiro. I dont think you need it in order for Spiro to work. But im no doctor, ask them!

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