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Condition: Other
12/4/2008 11:04:38 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have used 100 mg per day for control of acne for eight years. I have had no problems at all with this med and it does wonders at reducing oil production and keeping my skin clear. This is the only med I take and I am careful about my diet so as not to consume too much potassium.

Condition: Other
10/27/2008 12:06:27 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My dermotologist perscribed this for my acne. Everything was going fine for the first 2 1/2 weeks that I was taking it (100 mg per day). I did have slight muscle soreness in my legs and you definitely pee a lot, but there was nothing to be concerned with. BUT, after taking spiro. for 3 weeks, my whole body started itching very very intensely. The itching was so bad that I couldn't sleep or do ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/21/2008 5:30:00 PM

Reviewer: kiki, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug is horrible! I was put on by my dermatologist for acne. After three weeks, I need to stop. I have had severe cramping, vomiting, dizziness and tiredness. The final straw was a second period within a week of finishing my first one. I will find another (topical) way of dealing with my acne. This is not worth it. Beware!

Condition: Other
10/8/2008 10:28:51 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I has opposite side effects.I was perscribed the medication for acne and was only able to stand taking it for about 3 weeks. My abdomen hurt all the time, I urinated alot but my bladder never felt empty. My breasts got so tender that I had to stop running at the gym for a while. The last straw was gaining 12 pounds in 2 weeks. Since stopping the medication 2 weeks ago I am beginning to feel be ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
10/2/2008 3:02:44 PM

Reviewer: Are generics the same?, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been on 100 mg/day for couple of years - prescribed for hair loss - Ok results, but also cleared up my skin beautifully. Began taking generic version (white oval pill, mint flavor), then because of insurance change had to take a different generic version (round white pill). The round pill did nothing - my face began to break out badly and i noticed soem hair loss. So now my doc prescribed ... Show Full Comment

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