Spironolactone for Unwanted Hair

Spironolactone is a pill that may slow or reduce hair growth in areas with unwanted hair. It will not get rid of the hair on the scalp and may actually stimulate growth there.

Spironolactone for Unwanted Hair Overview - Everything You Need to Know

The Skinny

Spironolactone for Unwanted Hair
avg. recovery
0 days
$6 - $25

About the Procedure

Last Updated: 07.27.2021

Spironolactone is a diuretic commonly used to treat fluid retention but has shown results for patients suffering from unwanted hair. Its anti-androgen effects can counter the hormones that promote excessive hair growth. Take medication after a meal, once daily or as prescribed. Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed.

The goal of spironolactone is to reduce the growth of unwanted facial and body hair.


Spironolactone for Unwanted Hair addresses concerns such as:

Recovery Notes

No recovery.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for spironolactone is a post-adolescent woman who is experiencing unwanted facial and body hair growth.

Not Recommended For

Spironolactone is not recommended for men due to its anti-androgen properties. This medication is also not recommended for women who are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of spironolactone are menstrual irregularities (22%), tiredness (16.5%), and breast tenderness (17%), all of which were mild and rarely caused cessation of the medication. Most side effects are dose-dependent, except central nervous system symptoms (lethargy, headache, lightheadedness, dizziness), which do not appear to always be dose-related.


  • high blood pressure treatment
  • excess hair growth treatment
  • female pattern hair loss treatment
  • acne treatment


  • menstrual irregularities
  • tiredness
  • breast tenderness

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