Diane 2mg 0.035mg 21 tabs, Cyproterone/ethinylestradiol
THIS IS THE BRAND MEDICATION FROM BAYER
Why is this medication prescribed?
Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate) is an oral contraceptive for women that can also be used for the control of idiopathic hirsutism and acne.
How should this medicine be used?
You should take one tablet a day. In the first cycle of using Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate), you should take the first tablet on the first day of menstrual bleeding. Continue to take each tablet through out the 28 day cycle. Take a new pack one day after completing the previous pack. Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate) tablet can be taken with food to reduce the feeling of nausea.
If you miss a dose don't take 2 tablets the next day, continue taking one tablet and take extra prophylactic contraceptive precautions for the next 2 weeks.
What side effects can this medication cause? The side effects include: breast tenderness, enlargement change in libido changes in menstrual flow depressive moods feeling dizzy weight gain abdominal cramping alteration in hair growth skin reactions anemia nausea vomiting headaches chloasma vaginal candidiasis gastro-intestinal irritation
What special precautions should I follow?
Do not take Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate) if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant. Taking a hormonal contraceptive during pregnancy can cause deformities in babies.
Women are advised to consult their gynecologist and have a full physical examination before using the Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate) contraceptive pill.
There is an increased risk of cervical cancer through taking oral contraceptives, although it is also believed other factors may be involved.
Women who have a history of diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol should have regular physical examinations with their doctor while taking Diane 21 (Cyproterone Acetate).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The preceding information is intended to heighten awareness of health information and does not suggest diagnosis or treatment. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.