Dianette is an oral contraceptive that is most commonly used in the treatment of acne in women. It contains ethinylestradiol and cyproterone acetate, the latter of which is an anti-androgen and can deal with the root cause of acne in most women. Androgens are male hormones present in all women that can sometimes cause an over-production of sebum on the skin, resulting in outbreaks of acne.
It mainly offers effective treatment for acne because it contains the active ingredient cyproterone acetate. This is an anti-androgen. Androgens are male hormones and too much or a sensitivity to their effect can result in the sebaceous glands on the skin producing too much sebum. Sebum can block pores, causing them to become inflamed and acne appears.
Cyproterone acetate influences the sensitivity of androgen receptors in the body, reducing their effect. This ingredient also reduces the production of certain types of androgens by the ovaries. In addition to all these functions, it is also able to provide almost 100% effective protection from pregnancy, if taken correctly.
It is considered safe to use in general, but you should not take this medication if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you have liver problems or circulatory problems. However, it's vital to disclose any medical information upon consultation so that our partner doctors can make sure the treatment is safe for you to use.
There is no difference in the way you use Dianette for acne to how you would do if you were using it purely for contraceptive purposes. It's a combination pill so should be taken for 21 days of your monthly cycle followed by a seven day break before a new pack is started. You should start taking your first pill on the first day of your period. This will ensure that there is no risk of you becoming pregnant while taking it and will help to make your period more predictable. You can take it with or without food, but sometimes taking it after you've eaten can reduce the risk of nausea as a side effect.
Most pills with contraceptive properties can cause mild initial side effects such as headaches, changes in menstrual bleeding, nausea, spotting and water retention, although these effects aren't lasting and are mostly seen as a result of your body adjusting to the new treatment. However, if these effects persist and bother you or you start experiencing extreme pain in your legs, you should seek medical help as soon as possible.
Dianette is a prescription treatment, but can be ordered online from 121doc with the help of our online consultation service. This consultation is quick and will allow us to make sure that this is safe for you to order online. If your order is approved, your prescription is forwarded to our pharmacy, from where your treatment will be dispatched for delivery the very next day, at no additional charge. If Dianette is no the treatment you are looking for please find a range of alternative medications at our acne treatment page.
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