Low-dose adjunctive spironolactone in the treatment of acne in women: a retrospective analysis of 85 consecutively treated patients.

@article{Shaw2000LowdoseAS,
  title={Low-dose adjunctive spironolactone in the treatment of acne in women: a retrospective analysis of 85 consecutively treated patients.},
  author={James C. Shaw},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={498-502}
}
  • James C. Shaw
  • Published 2000 in Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
BACKGROUND Despite advances in acne therapy in recent years, treatment failures are common, especially in adult women. Spironolactone, an established androgen receptor blocker, is successful in treating adult women with acne, but side effects are common at the doses reported in published studies to date. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the therapeutic effect and tolerance of low doses of spironolactone used alone or as an adjunct in the treatment of acne in adult women… CONTINUE READING

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