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Brand name: Dermapil TM

Active ingredients: cyproterone + ethinylestradiol

What it is used for

Indicated for the treatment of signs of androgenisation in women such as severe acne (involving inflammation or nordularity or risk of scarring) where prolonged oral antibiotics or local treatment alone has not been successful, or idiopathic hirsutism of mild to moderate degree.,Dermapil 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, film coated

A yellowish buff, round, biconvex tablet, plain on both faces.

How to take this medicine: Oral

Part 2: Tablet, film coated

White, round, biconvex tablet, plain on both surfaces.

How to take this medicine: Oral

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

Storage instructions

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf 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.

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 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.

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

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