Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)
What is Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) used for?
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral medication prescribed to treat women suffering from severe acne or hirsutism. It is an anti-androgen which reduces the levels of certain hormones in the body that cause excess hair growth and acne outbreaks. Patients using this medication may also experience contraceptive effects while undergoing treatment, but it is not meant to be used as a contraceptive. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should be used strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed one tablet to be taken, but the frequency of administration will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although meal or snack is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Never chew, split, or crush the tablets to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
The use of Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are migraines, oedema, severe stomach pain, depression, unusual vaginal bleeding, hypertension, tenderness or swelling of the breast area, vaginal thrush, blood clots, gallstones, or disturbed liver function. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should not be used by patients who are men, women over fifty, breastfeeding, pregnant, or have porphyrias, clotting disorders, angina, diabetes, migraines, high cholesterol, history of breast cancer, cancer of the genital tract, irregular heartbeat, hypertension, unexplained vaginal bleeding, cardiac conditions, jaundice, gallstones, or severely decreased liver function. Also inform your doctor if you have any conditions that may cause complications with treatment including patients who are over thirty-five or have varicose veins, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, history of mental illness, history of gallstones, heart failure, history of breast cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or if you have decreased liver or kidney function. These may require reduced doses or other changes to your treatment to prevent potential health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Diane-35 (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.
Diane-35 (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.