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Diane-35 is a prescription medication primarily used to treat moderate to severe acne related to sensitivity to hormones called androgens. In addition to treating acne, Diane-35 has also been studied for its potential in treating conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometrial carcinoma. It contains ethinyl estradiol and cyproterone acetate. It contains a combination of ethinyl estradiol and cyproterone acetate, which work together to achieve these effects.
Diane 35 is not indicated as a form of birth control and should not be used in combination with other hormonal contraceptives. It works by inhibiting ovulation, which is the release of an egg from the ovary, and by thickening the cervical mucus, which makes it harder for sperm to reach and fertilize an egg.
Uses and Dosage
Diane 35 should be used exactly as prescribed by a healthcare professional. It is typically taken orally once a day, at the same time each day, and can be taken with or without food. Treatment usually begins on the first day of menstrual bleeding, and several months of treatment may be needed before improvement is seen. Never exceed the prescribed dose and comply with all instructions and warnings provided by your healthcare professional. As with any medication, speak with your healthcare professional about any specific concerns or questions you may have about using Diane 35.
Diane 35 is typically taken in a 28-day cycle, with one tablet taken daily for 21 consecutive days, followed by a 7-day interval without medication (3 weeks on, 1 week off). Take the tablets at the same time each day and to start treatment on the first day of menstrual bleeding. Improvement is not typically seen for several months of treatment, and once acne has completely resolved, treatment may be continued for an additional 3-4 cycles before being stopped. If acne returns, treatment may be restarted. Always follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional and do not exceed the prescribed dose.
Common Side Effects of Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Abdominal pain
- Altered mood
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
Serious Side Effects of Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol):
- Allergic reactions
- Difficulty breathing
- Heart attack
- Swelling (face and lips)
- Throat tightness
- Unbearable stomach pain
Form and Strength
Diane 35 (Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol) is available in the following forms and strength:
Diane 35: Tablet
Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol: Tablet
- Like other hormonal contraceptives, Diane 35 increases the risk of blood clots. This risk is especially high in women with other risk factors for blood clots, such as smoking, obesity, or a history of clotting disorders.
- Hormonal contraceptives have been associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, especially in women over 35 years old and those with other risk factors such as high blood pressure.
- Diane 35 may interact with other medications, including some antibiotics and antifungal drugs.
- Some users of Diane 35 may experience side effects such as weight gain, nausea, headaches, or changes in mood.
- Some studies have found an association between long-term use of hormonal contraceptives and an increased risk of breast cancer, although the overall risk is still considered to be low.
- Although Diane 35 is primarily used to treat acne and unwanted hair growth, it can also affect hormone levels in the body and may cause changes in menstrual bleeding or mood.
- Diane 35 is not good for women with certain medical conditions, such as liver disease, gallbladder disease, or a history of breast cancer.
- Diane 35 should not be used during pregnancy, as it may cause harm to the developing fetus.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is the best time to start taking Diane 35?
Take the first Diane 35 pill on the first day of your next menstrual period.
How effective is Diane 35 in treating acne?
Clinical trials have shown that Diane 35 can be an effective treatment for acne, particularly for women with moderate to severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.
Can Diane 35 be taken as a form of birth control?
No, Diane 35 is not intended as a form of birth control and should not be used in combination with other hormonal contraceptives.
How long should I continue taking Diane 35?
The length of treatment with Diane 35 will depend on the individual's condition and response to treatment. Follow the instructions provided by a healthcare professional and continue taking the medication until directed to stop.
It's important to purchase Diane 35 from verified Canadian pharmacy.