What is Aldactone?

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.

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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 first 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.

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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Aldactone FAQ

What are the side effects of Aldactone?

How much Aldactone is usually prescribed?

How often is Aldactone effective for hair restoration?

Who should not take Aldactone?

How do you take Aldactone?

What are the side effects of Aldactone?

Aldactone is often prescribed to lower blood pressure, and your blood pressure may be lowered as a side effect of taking the medication for hair loss. Aldactone may also cause other side effects, including the following: - Headache - Nausea - Drowsiness - Diarrhea - Weight gain - Dizziness - Breast tenderness - Irregular periods

How much Aldactone is usually prescribed?

For hair loss, patients will typically be prescribed between 100 and 200 milligrams of Aldactone per day. However, Dr. Wolfeld may choose to start you on a lower dose to allow your body to adjust and reduce the likelihood of unpleasant side effects.

How often is Aldactone effective for hair restoration?

While every patient’s experience will be unique, studies have shown that approximately 75 percent of women taking Aldactone have noticed improvements in their hair loss.

Who should not take Aldactone?

While Aldactone can be a safe and effective hair restoration medication for many women, certain people may not be good candidates for the treatment. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding or have any of the following conditions, it’s important to consult with your doctor before taking Aldactone: - Kidney disease - Liver disease - Addison’s disease - High potassium levels - Electrolyte imbalance

How do you take Aldactone?

Aldactone is an oral medication that should be taken with food or milk. Ideally, you should take your daily dose of Aldactone early in the day; otherwise, it may cause you to have to get up in the middle of the night to urinate. If you have any questions about taking the medication, Dr. Wolfeld will be happy to provide you with the answers and guidance you need.

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 first 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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