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Oral Spironolactone Hailed for Acne in Women

Dr. Julie C. Harper Dermatology

The androgen receptor–blocker spironolactone is highly effective and safe but underused for the treatment of acne in women, according to Dr. Julie C. Harper. “The longer I’ve been in practice, the wider the age range where I use spironolactone as my drug of choice,” Dr. Harper said at the Hawaii …

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Spironolactone versus placebo for acne

Spironolactone

Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne Plain language summary The evidence suggests a lack of evidence to show whether spironolactone can reduce hirsutism and acne. Hirsutism in women (excessive hair growth) is most often caused by an increased production of male hormones. Spironolactone (`Aldactone’ …

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Consider Phototherapy as an Alternative Acne Treatment

phototherapy acne treatment

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Light therapy with a photosensitizing agent is an effective treatment for acne vulgaris and provides an important alternative to other approaches, Dore Gilbert, M.D., said at a meeting sponsored by the Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery. Though treatment with retin-A compounds is the front-line option for …

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