Buy Spironolactone Online
Spironolactone is a generic name for Aldactone, a medication used to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, cirrhosis of the liver and kidney disease. Due to its antiandrogenic effects, it is also used to treat acne, excess body hair and hair loss in women. Spironolactone happens to be the most suitable antiandrogen for treating female pattern baldness, as women cannot use Propecia. Due to its strong feminising effects, it is only suitable for women. Men should only use topical applications of spironolactone.
How Does Aldactone/Spironolactone Work?
Spironolactone possesses antiandrogenic properties and acts by binding to the androgen receptors in hair follicles. By doing so, it prevents the androgen receptors in hair follicles from interacting with dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and protects them from damage caused by DHT. DHT, a biologically active metabolite of the male hormone testosterone, is the main cause of hair loss, not only in men but also in women, as the female body also produces the male hormone testosterone. If treatment with spironolactone is interrupted, the androgen receptors in the hair follicles become free to interact with DHT and the balding process resumes.
Possible Side Effects of Aldactone/Spironolactone
Because of spironolactone's ability to promote potassium retention in the body, its uncontrolled intake can lead to hyperkalemia (an abnormal increase of electrolyte potassium in the blood), a potentially serious condition. Spironolactone is an antiandrogen, having strong feminising effects and can cause gynecomastia and testicular atrophy in men and menstrual irregularities in women. Other recognised side effects include numbness and tingly feelings, muscle pain or weakness, an uneven heartbeat, feeling restless, dizziness, headaches, urinating less than usual or dark urine, nausea, low fever, loss of appetite, bloating, stomach pain and skin rash. If any disturbingly unusual side effects occur, contact your doctor.
Applications and Dosage of Aldactone/Spironolactone
The recommended doses of spironolactone for treating female pattern baldness are usually either 100mg or 200mg daily, while the more common dose of the two, in order to effect hair regrowth, seems to be 200mg daily taken in two equal doses of 100mg. However, spironolactone is not an FDA-approved medication for hair loss, although it is often used as such. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before deciding on your treatment. It is usually necessary to start with much smaller doses of 25mg daily and gradually increase the dose to 200mg. Oral spironolactone can only be used by adult women.
The Difference Between Branded and Generic Aldactone
Both generic and branded Aldactone contain only one active substance, which is spironolactone and typically come in dosages of 25mg, 50mg, 75mg and 100mg. There is no principal difference between the two in terms of the drug delivery system or the form of application, hence their efficacy should be considered as equal. The main difference is in the price, as the branded form is significantly more expensive than the generic drug. The branded product is manufactured by Pharmacia, whereas generic forms are produced by dedicated generics manufacturers. Therefore, the packaging, the shape and the colour of the tablets can differ, depending on the manufacturer.