Aldactone (Spironolactone)

Aldactone (Spironolactone) as an Off-Label Hair Loss Treatment Product SolutionHair Loss Treatment Type:

Anti-androgen

Availability:

Prescription.

Notes:

Spironolactone is one of the most powerful anti-androgens available. It is also absorbed locally when applied topically, so it is good for hair loss treatment since it is not absorbed throughout your body. Since it is so powerful, it is not used orally due to side effects (except in women). It is not widely used since it is available only by prescription.

Claimed Results:

None.

Observed Results:

Halting of hair loss and some regrowth.

Clinical Results:

Potent anti-androgen.

Testing:

Well tested.

Safety/Side Effects:

Side effects in men when used orally. Well tolerated topically or orally in women.

Gender:

Primarily female.

Typical Cost:

$10-20 depending on strength, as low as $5-10/month.