Spironolactone Side Effects

Side effects and experiences with Spironolactone by users like you. Post Yours Now.
  1. link Debocat53
    Spironolactone excessive weight gain, muscle fatigue, shortness of breathe, gain muscle, joint pain
    excessive weight gain muscle fatigue, joint pain shortness of breathe
    Debocat53- over a year ago - 207 Replies - in Spironolactone
  2. link Sarahbelle
    I am having a hard time with spiro again. My derm put me back on it because he thinks I need to be on it. He put me on 25 mg so he was sure I'd have no side effects. Wrong again. I have been working out diligently ever since I went off spiro the firs - 64% more...
    Sarahbelle- over a year ago
  3. link Imedicationsi
    Isn't it supposed to HELP weight loss? I have noticed my legs are heavier, which has made me incredibly unhappy, and I take Prozac for depression. I worry this drug has not only fed the depression, but the cramps that come with stress. I don't know w - 34% more...
    Imedicationsi- over a year ago
  4. link Jkotrla
    Wow! I can't believe all of the side effects that aren't listed on the paper when you get the pills. I just filled the perscription (50mg 2x's a day) last night and was reading the list of side effects and decided I better do some research. I took my - 58% more...
    Jkotrla- over a year ago
  5. link Ga32
    Oh, and I since starting this medication, my hair (on my head) is falling out. I used to have a full head of thick luscious hair. Now my hair is shedding like crazy. It's half of what it used to be. And I think I'm highly sensitive to the sun. I easi - 10% more...
    Ga32- over a year ago
  6. link Beachgirl67
    I hope so, you weren't on it for long at all, but taper off, otherwise you might get a horrible bloat, lol. It's a diuretic after all.
    Beachgirl67- over a year ago
  7. link Trish_vc
    I stopped taking Spironolactone almost 2 months ago (early december) and a month after I stopped I started feeling really bad. First my fingers well swollen, tingly. I got neck, upper back and arm pain as well as random feelings in both my hands. I'v - 54% more...
    Trish_vc- over a year ago
  8. link Missmtt
    Hi All!! Ok, I have been off of the Sprionalactrone for about 5 months now after being on it for almost 20 years...yup ...crazy. And, I am not as bloated , don't feel dizzy or tired and my immune system seems to be better. I have been taking vitamins - 69% more...
    Missmtt- over a year ago
  9. link Karbear310
    I too have noticed the uncomfortable bloating. How did anyone fair from going from a higher dosage to a lower one? Say from 100 mg to 50 or 25 mg? I really want to try to do this!
    Karbear310- over a year ago
  10. link Sgleaso
    I just began Spiro for adult acne, and I've gained about 8 lbs. in one week. I take 25 mg/day, and my dermatologist was going to increase the dosage slowly. However, after reading all your posts, if I gain weight on a smaller does, stands to reason t - 43% more...
    Sgleaso- over a year ago
  11. link Nep1016
    I had the same horrible experiences with spiro, just now after 2 years im able to lose the 15 pounds i gained from taking that medication. I went from 105 to 130 in about 4 months while exercising and eating healthy. I was taking it for multiple reas - 79% more...
    Nep1016- over a year ago
  12. link Julbean
    Oh yeah,and weight gain is listed as a side effect on this website: [link removed]
    Julbean- over a year ago
  13. link Julbean
    I didn't gain weight as fast as some of you other gals,but over the last 8 months I have gained 20 pounds after upping my dose from 25mg to 100mg. I thought it was the prozac I was taking,but I quit that and GAINED even more weight! I have gone from - 62% more...
    Julbean- over a year ago
  14. link Missmtt
    WOW..I am in shock over your entries. I have been taking Spironolactrone for about 20 years now and have suddenly started gaining water weight, or just gaining weight. I have gained 15-20 pounds and have never been this heavy. I work out 5-6 times a - 66% more...
    Missmtt- over a year ago
  15. link Jcpiper
    I take very small dose spiro, 15 mg daily. Even with such small dose it has a strong and positive effect on me. Nice skin and hair. Curvier and softer body. I tried to up the dose, and had beautiful skin, but also extreme lethargy due to low blood pr - 55% more...
    Jcpiper- over a year ago
  16. link Goatpidge
    I am relieved to have found this thread because i thought either I'm going crazy or perhaps I had just hit that magic age when everyone complains that metabolism declines and you have to exercise just to maintain...I've been on spiro for 9 weeks and - 67% more...
    Goatpidge- over a year ago
  17. link Gela
    Gela - Hi I've been on Spiro 50 mg since July 13,2011. I absolutely LOVE it....I went to my dermatologist because my skin started breaking out suddenly. I was advised of the hormones because of my age. I am 46. Well, I have lost weight, my hands and - 52% more...
    Gela- over a year ago
  18. link Carbas3
    Thank goodness i found you all! I was prescribed for hair loss, but it actually made me totally break out all over (and badly), and i have gained 3 lbs in the last week. Everything feels all squishy now. I lost over 70 lbs from stopping other meds a - 70% more...
    Carbas3- over a year ago
  19. link Lindy3645
    Wow there are others like me! I too am a spiro suffer my sister has been on it for yrs. with much success and zero side affects ..So i thought it would work for me as well '' with no side affects'' My Dr. started me out on 100-mg i felt bad right awa - 86% more...
    Lindy3645- over a year ago
  20. link Runnergirl23
    AI4104 - I would recommend seeing an endocrinologist.
    Runnergirl23- over a year ago
  21. link Laminn
    progesterone abnormally high during or after spironolactone?
    My daughter reacted as many of you with significant weight gain even with strict diet/exercise and no alcohol. After 3 months off and no weight loss her periods had not resumed. Blood tests showed very high progesterone levels (44 with no ovulation a - 49% more...
    Laminn- over a year ago - in Spironolactone
  22. link Hmbstudios
    A wolf in sheeps clothing
    In reading these posts I begin to think that some of you are pinning the blame on spironlactone unjustly. You have to take into consideration the other medication you are taking as well as eating habits. Plus we are all different in our chemistry, ho - 87% more...
    Hmbstudios- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Spironolactone
  23. link Hmbstudios
    I forgot to add that I now smell like an overworked lumberjack from my armpits and am proud of it!!
    Hmbstudios- over a year ago
  24. link Karbear310
    I am really thinking of trying to wean myself off this drug. I have been on it for a year and half for hormonal acne. I am currently on 100 mg, but want to try to go to down to 50 mg, and then 25 mg. I feel constantly bloated. Does anyone have any ex - 28% more...
    Karbear310- over a year ago - 2 Replies - in Spironolactone
  25. link Karbear310
    Weight gain
    I am glad to read all your posts, because I couldn't find any information about weight gain either! I too have experienced the weight gain. I have been on spiro, 100 mg for about 1.5 years for hormonal acne. It cleared it up great, but took about 6-8 - 71% more...
    Karbear310- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Spironolactone
  26. link Dkgirl
    similar experiences
    I have been on Spiro for 5 years to control cystic acne and hair loss. I cannot take the side effects anymore...my skin is gorgeous, BUT I get my period 2x a month, I feel dizzy if I get up quickly (due to low blood pressure), severe breast pain and - 71% more...
    Dkgirl- over a year ago - in Spironolactone