|Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol
What is it for?
Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is a hormone contraceptive for women that may also be used to treat acne or abnormal hair growth.
How do you use it?
Always follow your doctor's instructions for using Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) since your dosage will be based on your health, symptoms, and the condition being treated. The doses can be taken with or without food and should be swallowed with a large glass of water. Also note that if you are using the tablets as a contraceptive it will take about one month to be effective.
Any side effects?
Mild side effects that can appear while taking Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) include headaches, mild nausea, upset stomach, vaginal irritation, or loss of sex drive. In rare cases more serious problems may occur such as disturbed menstruation, oedema, reduced urination, hypertension, or increased blood clotting. Tell your doctor as soon as you experience any of these problems to make sure the correct changes are made to stop further problems.
Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should not be used by men or if you have cardiac conditions, diabetes, migraines, or a history of breast cancer. Also tell your doctor if you have hypertension, a history of gallstones, or inflammatory bowel disease before beginning administration. These conditions can cause complications during treatment and may need reduced doses to stop them from occurring.
Never use Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) if you are pregnant, suspect you may be pregnant, or if you are attempting to conceive. Perform regular pregnancy tests while undergoing treatment to make sure this does not occur. It is also important to not breastfeed while using the medicine as it is excreted through the breast milk and may harm the nursing child.