Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)
What is Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) used for?
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is an oral medication used to treat women with severe acne or unusual hair growth (hirsutism). It is an anti-androgen that operates by reducing the amount of hormones that cause the growth of extra hair or cause acne. This action may also make it effective for use during contraceptive treatment, but it is not recommended solely for this purpose. Your physician may also recommend this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol)?
Some patients using Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require medical attention are unusual weight gain, depression, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, hypertension, vaginal thrush, edema, vomiting, gallstones, blood clots, or disturbed liver function. Contact your physician if you encounter any other worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent more problems from occurring.
Ginette (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) should not be used by men or by women who are pregnant, suspected to be pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to conceive, or who have angina, heart valve disease, severe diabetes, irregular heartbeats, gallstones, jaundice, porphyrias, migraines, or severe liver disease. Also disclose if you have a history of gallstones, migraines, depression, inflammatory diseases, who have heart failure, diabetes, varicose veins, hypertension, obesity, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Ginette (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.