Spironolactone for Hormonal Acne: Is Routine Potassium Monitoring Necessary?

March 23, 2015 5:52 PM

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(HealthDay News) — Healthy young women taking spironolactone for acne have no increased rate of hyperkalemia, according to a study published online March 22 in JAMA Dermatology to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, held from March 20 to 24 in San Francisco.

Molly Plovanich, M.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and colleagues measured the rate of hyperkalemia in healthy young women taking spironolactone for acne or an endocrine disorder with associated acne. Data were included for 974 healthy young women taking spironolactone for acne. To ...

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