Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...


The name brand is Aldactone and the generic is Spironolactone. Spironolactone was originally developed as a blood pressure medication. It blocks aldosterone, a blood pressure-raising hormone. Because testosterone is chemically similar to this hormone, it is also blocked by spironolactone. Apparently not that common in the dermatologist's office. I have had acne for 14 years, 28 now. Been on the majority of oral and topical acne medications, including numerous peels. The only side effect I have had with this drug is the non existance of acne anymore! I take 50mg twice a day = 100mg/day. Again this is for women only, sorry I dont remember why, your doctor can tell you.

But if you are an adult female and still have acne then I would definitely talk to your doctor about it. Mine was prescribed by my OBGYN.

This medication also does not have any sun-sensitivity factors. I have had numerous pre-cancerous moles taken off my body, 18 during this last year. My sister and I were in the sun the same amount throughout the years, only difference was I was taking acne medication and pretty sure that those medications helped in the development of the my pre-cancerous spots.

Not sure if there is a minimum age for this

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes