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Brand name: Valette TM

Active ingredients: dienogest + ethinylestradiol

What it is used for

Valette is indicated for use as an oral contraceptive and in the treatment of mild to moderate acne in women who seek oral contraception.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Tablet, sugar coated

Larger round brown coated tablet.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, sugar coated

Small round white glossy coated tablet.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

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Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient dienogest + ethinylestradiol

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

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Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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