Intervention Review

Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne

  1. Julie Brown1,
  2. Cindy Farquhar1,*,
  3. Olivia Lee2,
  4. Robyn Toomath3,
  5. Ruth G Jepson4

Editorial Group: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group

Published Online: 15 APR 2009

Assessed as up-to-date: 7 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000194.pub2

How to Cite

Brown J, Farquhar C, Lee O, Toomath R, Jepson RG. Spironolactone versus placebo or in combination with steroids for hirsutism and/or acne. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD000194. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000194.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Auckland, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Auckland, New Zealand

  2. 2

    not applicable, not applicable, Auckland, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Wellington Hospital, Department of Endocrinology, Wellington, New Zealand

  4. 4

    University of Stirling, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Stirling, Scotland, UK

*Cindy Farquhar, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, FMHS Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, 1003, New Zealand.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Stable (no update expected for reasons given in 'What's new')
  2. Published Online: 15 APR 2009


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