Dianette is a special drug prescribed for acne in women when their skin does not respond to any other treatment. It is a combination of two drugs – Cyproterone acetate and Ethinylestradiol. Dianette reduces the number of androgens produced in the body and thereby clears up the acne.
Dianette is known to be effective in treating acne in women. It is especially useful for those whose skin has not responded to any other treatment.
Dianette contains two active ingredients - cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol.
Cyproterone acetate belongs to the class of medicines called anti-androgen. Androgens are male sex hormones that stimulate skin growth and the growth of sebaceous glands on the skin which sebum. Cyproterone reduces the creation and actions of androgens. Therefore, it results in less sebum production. This makes the skin less greasy and stops acne formation.
Dianette tablets are supplied in a calendar pack. This pack is marked with the days of the week. Take one pill daily for 21 days. You will then have a seven-day break. During this break, you may get a withdrawal bleed usually, very similar to your normal period. Begin taking the next pack of pills after the seven-day break, even if you are still bleeding.
Dianette should be used with caution by:
Patients who have a history of venous thrombosis or are suffering from it currently
People who have had a heart attack, angina, or mini-stroke in the past
Patients who have a known history of migraine with aura
Patients who have had or currently have breast cancer
Patients with liver disease
Dianette should not be used by:
Pregnant or breastfeeding women
Patients with a known history of thromboembolism (a condition that makes a person more susceptible to blood clots)
Women who are above 35 or who are smokers
A few common side effects of Dianette include:
Some precautions to be followed along with Dianette:
Do not take any other contraceptive pill when you are taking Dianette
This medicine is not suitable for men.
You can safely purchase Dianette online at MedsNow, a pharmacy in the UK after a brief online consultation with one of our clinicians. Post consultation, once the prescriber ensures that this is the right medicine for you, your order will be supplied.
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