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so what exactly is "Spiro"?

Hey everyone! I've been lurking on these messae boards for a while, but I'm still a little unsure of what "Spiro" is. I am currently on Accutane, but I have a suspicion that my acne is hormonal. Also, I have pretty oily skin, would spiro help with that?

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Spironolactone, 'spiro', is a potassium sparing diuretic that's used to treat high blood pressure by encouraging the elimination of fluid by the kidneys. It also has hormonal effects and blocks some of the male hormones that women may find they are sensitive to and thus it helps with acne that is hormonally based.

It has side effects obviously. There are precautions to follow when taking it.

Whoa, that's an oldish post. :D Oh well, answer still applies.

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Spironolactone, 'spiro', is a potassium sparing diuretic that's used to treat high blood pressure by encouraging the elimination of fluid by the kidneys. It also has hormonal effects and blocks some of the male hormones that women may find they are sensitive to and thus it helps with acne that is hormonally based.

It has side effects obviously. There are precautions to follow when taking it.

Whoa, that's an oldish post. :D Oh well, answer still applies.

I read on a body building site that spiro is classified as a steroid also.

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