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  • Diane 35 Tablets 21's

Diane 35 Tablets 21's

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Description
This medication contains a combination of two ingredients: cyproterone and ethinyl estradiol. Cyproterone belongs to a group of medications known as antiandrogens. Ethinyl estradiol belongs to a group of medications known as estrogens. Together, they are used to treat certain severe types of acne in women that have not been successfully treated with antibiotics and other treatments. This medication works by regulating hormones that affect the skin.
How to use
This medication is taken in 28-day cycles consisting of 1 tablet daily for 21 days, followed by a 7-day interval without medication (i.e., 3 weeks on, 1 week off). Tablets should be taken at the same time each day. Treatment is usually started on the first day of menstrual bleeding. Often, several months of treatment are needed before improvement is seen. Once the acne has completely resolved, this medication is usually continued for another 3 or 4 cycles and then stopped. This medication may be restarted if your acne returns. If spotting or breakthrough bleeding occurs during the 3 weeks during which this medication is being taken, continue taking this medication. The spotting or breakthrough bleeding is usually temporary. If bleeding is persistent or lasts a long time, contact your doctor. If your menstrual period fails to occur during the 7-day tablet-free interval, do not start the next medication cycle and contact your doctor. Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
Precautions
Do not take if you:
Are allergic to cyproterone, estradiol, or any ingredients of the medication.
Are or may be pregnant.
Have a history of cholestatic jaundice (yellowing of the skin, whites of the eyes caused by problems with bile flow).
Have active liver disease.
Have any eye problems caused by blood vessel disease in the eye (such as partial or complete loss of vision or other vision changes).
Have or have had a blood vessel or blood clotting disorder (including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, thrombophlebitis, cerebrovascular disease such as stroke, heart attack, and coronary artery disease).
Have had otosclerosis (abnormal bone growth in the ear) that worsened during pregnancy.