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SPIRONOLACTONE does not heping in ache after VALTREX.interactions?

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I am on a lot of different medications, some of which I know interact, but are managed by a top psychopharmacologist in the area. These are the medications I'm on and the dosages. Armour thyroid 30mg, Valtrex 500mg, Parnate 60mg, Ritalin 10mg, Spironolactone 100mg, Diazepam 30 mg, Trazodone 75mg and Seroquel 100mg. Ever since I started suppressive therapy on Valtrex my Spironolactone does not seem to be helping with my acne nearly as well. These two particular medications are not suppose to interact. Why would this be?

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Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
Acne is known to occur with Valtrex, although less common than with other medications like Phenytoin. You need to consult your physician for a change of drug or consult a dermatologist for treatment of acne.
If you share the images of your acne, I can forward this consult to our dermatologist and get an opinion from her.
Regards,
InHouse Physician.


Patient replied :

What about Famvir? Does it cause acne?


Hello,
No, Famvir is not known to cause acne. It causes other side effects like weakness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, weight gain, e.t.c
Feel free to discuss further,
Regards.


Patient replied :

How does Valtrex cause acne?


Unfortunately, the Valtrex has more side effects compared to other anti-viral medicines.
Even though, the incidence is low, but still acne is one of the side effects.
Regards.


Dr. J Muthukrishnan
Category: Diabetologist
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Fellowships/Training: 
1. 10th Asia-Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society  Fellows meeting, Seoul, Korea, Oct 2008
2. Eighth ICMR Course on Genetics and Genetic Counseling – Jul 2008 – SGPGI, Lucknow
3. Annual Certificate Course on Endocrinological Laboratory Techniques at National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR) Hyderabad,India, ( Aug-Sep 2006) 
Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diplomate of National Board, National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2008, Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad
Senior Residency: Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002
Residency: MD, General Medicine, 1997-2000, Armed Forces Medical College, 2nd position in University
Medical School: MBBS, Armed Forces Medical College, 1992
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