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What are the side effects of taking Aldosterone?

Hello Doctor I have a mild hirsutism (majorly on my lower face). I started with laser treatment therapy 3 years back but have found no improvement in the facial hair reduction (lower face). My hormonal tests disclosed that I have higher levels of DHEA (4.64 ug/ml). My doctor told that I have hirsutism and recommended 50mg Aldosterone tablet along with crisanta tablet. I am a little skeptical of having Aldosterone because I am reading everywhere on the internet that though it is good for treating facial hair + acne but tends to prompt weight gain. I am already 57kgs and hence worried after reading the reviews. Please throw some light as to what can be the side effects of this medicine? And does it really makes one gain weight (and that too accompanied with an irreversible effect)? Looking forward to your reply.
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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Aldosterone antagonists may increase your potassium levels. You might have muscle weakness, fatigue, or a low heart rate. If you experience any of these symptoms, tell your healthcare provider.

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Dr AJEET SINGH, General & Family Physician
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