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6/7/2015 12:08:39 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Success! I’ve never written a review before, but Spiro really helped me, so I thought I’d pay it forward. I’m 31 right now, and I’ve been dealing with moderate cystic acne for about 5 years -- lots of deep, painful zits along my jawline and cheeks. I dropped WAY too much money on non-Rx products, but nothing really helped. I finally went to see a dermatologist, and she prescribed 25mg Spiro, a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
5/12/2015 9:57:13 PM

Reviewer: Strongflower, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been using 50 mg of Spironolactone per day to treat cystic acne. Before starting this medication I had tried many other meds to treat my acne to no avail. After doing research and contiplating going on accutane I found this med and was pleased when the Derm. suggested it right off the bat after hearing my history. Although, I was hopeful, I had reservations I was willing to give it a try b ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
5/8/2015 3:14:09 PM

Reviewer: Emily, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been taking 25 mg twice daily for acne. I recently went to a skin care specialist who told me this medication is also used to lower blood pressure. This made complete sense, as I have been extremely lightheaded, dizzy, and feeling as if I am going to pass out. My dermatologist failed to tell me this and instead doubled my dosage before I put the two together. Worked great for acne but I now ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
2/25/2015 3:46:17 PM

Reviewer: KD , 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I am a 47 year old female. I was prescribed this drug for overactive oil production resulting in back, tummy and arm acne. I never suffered pimple issues until I completed a Bikram 30 day challenge... guess all the heat and sweat ramped things up a bit? I am taking 100mg once a day, by day 3 I noticed significant elimination of pimples and redness! This drug works fast and very effectively. I real ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
1/21/2015 1:04:22 PM

Reviewer: Boo_0, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was prescribed this medication off label for hormonal acne. I started off with a 100mg daily dose which did nothing for me. The dermatologist then switched me to 150mg daily and that made a huge difference. Within about 2 weeks I noticed I was no longer breaking out as I normally did and now almost 5 months later I get maybe 1 pimple a month. Great medication once you and your doctor find a dose ... Show Full Comment

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