I’ve recently read about using spironolactone as a possible hair loss treatment, yet I’m unaware of any specific guidelines regarding its usage. How should it be used? If used synergistically with other other hair loss medications, like minoxidil, should it be applied before or afterwards?
In my opinion, I would urge you to consult with a hair restoration physician or a medical doctor before using this potent medication (used originally to help control blood pressure) as a hair loss treatment. It has been said that in high dosages that spironolactone might help regrow hair, but in my opinon, from what I have read, the potential side effects are way too severe. Additionally, women typically consider this as a hair loss medication since they cannot use Propecia (finasteride) which is only for use by men, one of the two FDA approved hair loss drugs.
There is however, a topical spironolactone however, I have read mixed reviews on whether or not this can be an effective hair loss treatment.
Unless you have a medical condition that might warrant the use of spironolactone, I would urge you to consider using Propecia or Proscar (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil), the two FDA approved hair loss drugs. Using these hair loss remedies synergistically will give you the greatest chance at combating future hair loss. They might even help you regrow hair.