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Study Uses Diuretic To Treat Acne In Women

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Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine found that a diuretic medication may help treat acne for women. Their study focused on, Spironolactone, to see if the diuretic could be used as an alternative for antibiotic treatment. Branded under the names Aldactone and CaroSpir, the diuretic is approved to treat high blood pressure, heart failure and conditions that cause people to retain fluid. The study's lead author stated that a safe alternative to oral antibiotics could be beneficial for treating acne, so patients don't develop antibiotic resistance over time. But Spironolactone blocks the effects of male hormones, so it can only treat acne in women.

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