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Brand name: Chelsea-35 ED

Chelsea-35 ED is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) cyproterone + ethinylestradiol. On this page you will find out more about Chelsea-35 ED, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: cyproterone + ethinylestradiol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Chelsea-35 ED (21 x 2 mg/35 microgram tablets, 7 x inert tablets), 28

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

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. Chelsea-35 ED will also provide effective oral contraception in this patient group.,If the hirsutism has only recently appeared, or has lately intensified to a considerable extent, the cause (which might be an androgen producing tumour or an adrenal enzyme defect) must be clarified by differential diagnosis.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Medicine schedule
1 x 28 tablets (21 active + 7 placebo): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
3 x 28 tablets (21 active + 7 placebo): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
Part 1
Part 1
Visual appearance yellow, round tablet
Dosage Form Tablet, sugar coated
Route of administration Oral
Part 2
Part 2
Visual appearance white, round tablet
Dosage Form Tablet, sugar coated
Route of administration Oral

There are 2 types of pack available. You'll need to identify which type of pack you have in order to use this information.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
Pack type 2
Pack type 2
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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