Please note, new patients MUST have a urine test prior to therapy, and supply the results to our Prescribers.
You MUST request to any laboratory/testing company you use, that BOTH Sodium and Potassium levels are checked. Failure to have one or both of these checked will cause a delay processing your consultation.
Some of our patients prefer the following test from Medichecks as it includes BOTH Sodium and Potassium:
You MUST not have a high Sodium diet in the 48 hours prior to giving your sample, including on the day you give the sample itself. High Sodium food and can affect your results.
The most common high Sodium foods include:
- Smoked, cured, salted or canned meat, fish or poultry including bacon, cold cuts, ham, frankfurters, sausage, sardines, caviar and anchovies
- Frozen breaded meats and dinners, such as burritos and pizza
- Canned entrees, such as ravioli, spam and chili
- Salted nuts
- Beans canned with salt added
- Bread and rolls with salted tops
- Quick breads, self-rising flour, biscuit, pancake and waffle mixes
- Pizza, croutons and salted crackers
- Prepackaged, processed mixes for potatoes, rice, pasta and stuffing
- Regular canned vegetables and vegetable juices
- Olives, pickles, sauerkraut and other pickled vegetables
- Vegetables made with ham, bacon or salted pork
- Packaged mixes, such as scalloped or au gratin potatoes, frozen hash browns and Tater Tots
- Commercially prepared pasta and tomato sauces and salsa
- Regular canned and dehydrated soup, broth and bouillon
- Cup of noodles/pot noodles
- Soy sauce, seasoning salt, other sauces and marinades
- Bottled salad dressings, regular salad dressing with bacon bits
- Salted butter or margarine
- Instant pudding and cake
- Large portions of ketchup, mustard
Please send a copy of you results by email to email@example.com or fax them to 0161 272 0292 or send them in the post with a covering letter to us. Please contact us for further information of where you can get these tests done privately. Please feel free to call us to discuss this matter further.
Please note, patients MUST supply their GP and Surgery address so that we can send a copy of your online consultation and blood test results to them.
Please note, In relation to transgender patients who are requesting treatment with Spironolactone, Medical Specialists® recognise that this is a specialised use of this particular medicine. Therefore we regretfully advise that we are not in a position to prescribe or supply this medicine to transgender patients, unless a patient has a private prescription from their own GP which can be verified by a Medical Specialists' Prescriber.
What is Spironolactone?
Spironolactone tablets belong to a group of medicines called potassium-sparing diuretics (water tablets), which help the body lose excess fluid. Spironolactone is only prescribed for females, is non hormonal, and does not act as a contraceptive. Androgen hormones, like testosterone, are typically thought of as male hormones, but androgens are also present in the female body, although in lower levels. Spironolactone blocks androgen receptors in the body, preventing cells from absorbing androgen hormones, which can cause acne, hair loss and hirsutism (excessive body hair growth) in females.
What is it used for?
- Water retention
- This medicine may be used to treat other conditions as determined by our Doctors
How it works?
Besides being a potassium-sparing diuretic, Spironolactone acts as an anti androgen that works in two ways. First of all it slows down the production of androgens in the adrenal glands and ovaries. Secondly it blocks the action of androgens in part by preventing dihydrotestosterone from binding to its androgenetic receptor.
Spironolactone is available from Medical Specialists in 100mg tablets. The recommended dose is 100mg daily.
Where can I buy Spironolactone online
You can buy Spironolactone online with or without a prescription at Medical Specialists, after completing a simple online consultation. Just complete an online consultation by clicking the orange button above. We are the UK’s leading supplier of acne, excessive hair, and hair loss treatment for sale in the UK.
Ask Our Prescriber / Pharmacist
Medical Specialists® are proud of our in-house team of Prescribers, Pharmacists and Experts who carry out the online consultations, dispense medication or help our patients in other ways.
If you would like to ask one of our experts any questions regarding your medication or any other matter, then please feel free to submit your query to us and will get back to you.
How We Package Your Order
Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house NHS pharmacy.
- Discreet Plain Packaging
- Royal Mail Special Delivery
- No Mention of Medication
For full patient information, please read or print out the leaflet provided at the bottom of this page about Spironolactone.
This patient information leaflet is provided for information purposes only. This leaflet information should not be used in contradiction with your Doctor or Pharmacist's advice. Medical Specialists recommend that you carefully read the information leaflet provided with your medication. Medical Specialists will not accept liability for information displayed. Please refer to the leaflet provided with your medication for the latest manufacturer's information.
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