Skip to content

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of spironolactone Oral.

Overall User Ratings

320 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 116-120 of 126 Next»
Condition: Other
3/26/2008 10:33:28 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
DERM. PUT ME ON THIS TO TREAT ACNE.. HAS WORKED VERY WELL WITH THE HELP OF SOME CREAM. ALTHOUGH I TAKE THIS AT NIGHT BECAUSE IT MAKES ME VERY SLEEPY. IT DOES REALLY WELL WITH THE LARGE ACNE KNOTS THAT USUALLY COME AROUND THE TIME OF MY MENST.CYCLE

Condition: Other
3/5/2008 4:37:21 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on this medicine for a little over a month. Haven't seen any real negative effects as of yet. Only side effect i've noticed is waking up in the middle of the night pouring with sweat. Has anyone else had this problem?

Condition: Other
2/21/2008 10:57:28 AM

Reviewer: 29olives, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication for acne and have been on it for less than a month. While it works slowly, it does work. You just have to be patient as it builds up in your body. My dermo also prescribed me prednisone (steroid) so the acne goes away faster and gives spironolactone time to work. While prednisone is a miracle drug (acne will go away within the 6-day taper cycle), it has side eff ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/5/2008 11:40:17 PM

Reviewer: TexasGal, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take this medication for acne. It has reduced the redness and swelling of the large cysts and the redness associated with my topical meds. I also take an antibiotic and use Retin-A. It does make me urinate more frequently but not to the point of being a problem. It did reduce/eliminate some of my chin and lip hairs. I don't have a huge problem in this area but it was a nice bonus to taking t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/20/2008 11:55:01 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am currently taking two pills in the evening for my acne.( the lowest dose) I have noticed that I have lost weight and that I use the bathroom more often than normal. The downside is that I wake up in the morning and I have the worst sore throat in the world. The medicine tastes like mints, but you have to take them with a full glass of cold water. I would recommend this medication to anyone ... Show Full Comment

«Previous 116-120 of 126 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
feet
Solutions for 19 types.
Woman running
Boost Your Metabolism.
build a better butt
How to build a better butt.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
brain scan with soda
Tips to kick the habit.
row of colored highlighter pens
Tips for living better.
stressed working woman
And how to fix them?
fat caliper
Check your BMI.
woman dreaming
What Do Your Dreams Say About You?
man with indigestion
How to keep yours at bay.

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.