Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol)
What is Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol) used for?
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral medication prescribed to treat women suffering from severe acne or excess hair growth (hirsutism). It is an anti-androgen that operates by reducing the amounts of hormones associated with these conditions. This action may also have contraceptive effects in some women, but it should never be used exclusively for the purposes of contraception. Your doctor may also recommend the use of this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should always be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. The best dosage and frequency of administration will be determined by your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate / Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any serious or worrying symptoms such as migraines, oedema, depression, severe skin rashes, severe stomach pain, blood clots, hypertension, gallstones, vaginal thrush, or disturbed liver function. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or immediate medical attention in serious cases to prevent further complications from occurring.
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should not be used by patients who are men, pregnant, breastfeeding, or have high cholesterol, angina, thrombosis or embolism diabetes, varicose veins, obesity, hypertension, history of breast cancer, liver disease, gallstones, jaundice, porphyrias, cardiac conditions, or severely reduced liver or kidney function. Also discuss any conditions you have that may cause complications with treatment such as women over thirty-five or those who have heart failure, varicose veins, diabetes, gallstones, history of liver disease, history of breast cancer, hypertension, smokers, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, or decreased kidney function. These may require reduced doses or other changes to your regimen to prevent these problems from occurring.
Strictly use Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.