General Information on Diane 35
Diane 35 is indicated for the treatment of severe acne in women. The drug is specifically prescribed when the acne problem is associated with symptoms of androgenization (which includes mild hirsuitism and seborrhea). Doctors recommend Diane 35 when oral antibiotics and other available treatments are not effective to treat the acne problem.
Diane 35 can also be used to prevent pregnancy, but you should not use it as a lone contraceptive. Use other contraceptive drugs or methods along with this medication.
Diane 35 is a combination of two medications such as Ethinyl Estradiol and Cyproterone. Ethinyl Estradiol, one of the main active ingredients in the medication, belongs to a group of medicines known as Estrogens, while Cyproterone belongs to a group of medicines known as antiandrogens.
Cyproterone is known to have strong antiandrogenic, antigonadotrophic, progestogenic characteristics. It works by blocking androgen receptors that help reduce androgen synthesis. This action has a negative effect on the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian systems. Ethinyl Estradiol works to reduce the circulating plasma levels of androgens. The combined effect of both medications helps in treating a severe acne problem that is considered to be androgen dependent.
Diane 35 is available in the form of a tablet. Each Diane 35 tablet contains Cyproterone 2mg and Ethinyl Estradiol 35 µg. The medication is supplied in a 21 pill pack. You may buy Diane 35 online to treat acne, but you must consult your doctor before using this hormonal treatment.
Side effects of Diane 35
You should not use Diane 35 if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in the medication. The drug should not be used by people with medical problems such as active liver disease, severe diabetes, or undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding. Before starting the treatment, inform the doctor about your medical history of cholestatic jaundice, blood clotting disorders, or liver tumors. Those with breast cancer and pregnant women should not buy Diane 35 and use it without a doctor’s recommendation as it may cause adverse health complications.
Diane 35 may cause mild to severe side effects in some women. Decreased/increased interest in sexual activity, appetite changes, dizziness, abdominal bloating, brown spots on the skin, breast pain, swelling of the feet or ankles, weight gain/loss, and nausea are some less serious side effects associated with the drug.
Some women may also experience severe side effects after using Diane 35. Seek medical attention immediately if you have side effects such as lumps in the breast, changes in bleeding pattern between menstrual periods, depression, migraines or headaches. The drug may also cause a liver problem.
Dosage of Diane 35
You need to start taking Diane 35 from the first day of your menstrual period. Thereafter, you need to take one Diane 35 every day for the next 20 days. You are not required to take Diane 35 for the next 7 days after you have taken the last tablet from the pack. After a 7 day tablet-free period, you need to start with a new pack of Diane 35.
Diane 35 may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with anti-migraine medications, barbiturates, antihistamines, beta-blockers, blood pressure-lowering medications, and anti-seizure medications. This is not a complete list of medications that may interact with Diane 35.
To reduce the risk of drug interactions, inform the doctor about every medicine (such as prescription medications, over the counter drugs, and herbal supplements) you are using before you buy Diane 35.