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Aldactone (spironolactone)

What is Aldactone?

Many women experience female pattern hair loss, which is when the hair thins gradually over time and leads to thinning or balding areas. This type of hair loss is often referred to as androgenetic hair loss. There is no cure for hair loss, but a prescription for Aldactone offers relief to many patients.

Aldactone, or known generically as spironolactone, or “spiro” for short, is a synthetic drug that’s available only via prescription. It is commonly used to treat heart failure and hypertension, but it can be used for women who are struggling to combat androgenetic hair loss as a result of a hormone imbalance.

Hair Restoration Specialist in New York


As with any drug, when considering Aldactone, make sure you talk to a doctor experienced in hair loss and restoration. As the only boutique hair restoration clinic in New York City, Wolfeld Hair is focused strictly on addressing hair loss with the most advanced treatments available. Dr. Wolfeld and his team are knowledgeable and qualified to address all of the benefits Aldactone can offer.

How does Aldactone work?


Women who have high levels of androgens typically experience hair loss. Aldactone acts as an anti-androgen. As an androgen antagonist, the drug causes the adrenal glands and ovaries to slow down and stop their production of androgens — the most common one being testosterone — found in the body. When taking the pill over a period of time, many patients have reported seeing a fuller head of hair and less fallout.

Does Aldactone Work Immediately?

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t experience the results you are seeking right away. Spironolactone, or Aldactone, takes some time to be effective in treating female hair loss. Most patients have reported taking Aldactone for at least six months before they started seeing results. Others might not see benefits until they’ve taken it for 10 to 12 months.

Am I a good Candidate for Aldactone?

Hair loss or thinning can have a big impact on your lifestyle. It is one of the first things people notice when greeting someone. Aldactone is a good treatment option for women who have thinning hair due to a hormonal imbalance. It will not treat hair loss in men and it will not work as a treatment for women experiencing hair loss from non-hormonal causes such as:

  • Stress
  • Chemotherapy
  • Nutritional deficiencies

Is Aldactone Safe?


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves Aldactone for certain conditions, but nothing dermatological yet. As with any prescription medicine, there are common side effects that you’ll want to consider before trying this treatment. Dr. Wolfeld is always open and honest about the treatments he provides, including advising you of risks or potential side effects.

Selecting the Right Hair Loss Doctor in New York City


When it comes to treating hair loss, not all doctors are the same. It is very important that your condition is treated at an advanced hair loss clinic that is experienced with female hair loss.

Wolfeld Hair focuses on hair loss treatments and the most advanced techniques available for hair restoration. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Wolfeld, is the only specialist in the country that is certified in plastic surgery and hair restoration. As a boutique clinic in NYC, Wolfeld Hair is the place for quality personalized patient care – and noticeable results.

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