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 used to treat women with severe acne and abnormal hair growth (hirsutism). As the medication alters hormones in the body it may also have contraceptive effects by stopping the release of eggs from the ovaries to prevent fertilization. It is not recommended to be used alone for this purpose. Your physician may also recommend its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is normally administered once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food. Never split or crush the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have before using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are gallstones, vaginal thrush, vomiting, faintness, blood clots, hypertension, edema, depression, or liver problems. Tell your physician about any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct changes are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, breastfeeding, or who have systemic lupus, heart diseases, angina, obesity, irregular heartbeats, high cholesterol, severe diabetes, a history of breast cancer, migraines, gallstones, jaundice, or severe liver disease. It is also important to disclose if you have a family history of breast cancer, varicose veins, hypertension, diabetes, gallstones, prolonged immobilization, obesity, heart failure, high cholesterol, or diabetes. These conditions may require special adjustments to your regimen to prevent unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Diane-35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.