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Active ingredients: cyproterone + ethinylestradiol
What it is used for
Diane-35 ED is indicated for: The treatment of signs of androgenisation in women, such as severe acne (involving inflammation or nodularity or risk of scarring) where prolonged oral antibiotics or local treatment alone has not been successful, or idiopathic hirsutism of mild to moderate degree. Diane-35 will also provide effective oral contraception in this patient group. It should not be used in combination with other hormonal contraceptives (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).,If the hirsutism has only recently appeared or has lately intensified to a considerable extent the cause (androgen-producing tumour or an adrenal-enzyme defect) must be clarified by differential diagnosis.
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
White, round tablets.
How to take this medicine: Oral
Part 2: Tablet, sugar coated
Beige, round tablets
How to take this medicine: Oral
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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- Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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 cyproterone + 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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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
Hormonal treatments - All About Acne
The All About Acne team are a group of health and medical experts who have an interest in the management of acne. They include several dermatologists, a psychiatrist, a pharmacist and a cosmetic medical practitioner. These people donate their time and expertise in order to provide the most up-to-date, practical and relevant information on acne-related matters. All dermatologists on the All About Acne team are Fellows of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Read more on All About Acne website
Hirsutism in women - myDr.com.au
Hirsutism is the problem of having too much hair on the face or body. In women with hirsutism, the hair is course and pigmented and grows in areas where men tend to grow hair.
Read more on myDr website