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Dianette to treat acne

Acne | Active ingredient(s): Ethinylestradiol & Cyproterone acetate | Manufacturer: Various

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  • Next-day delivery included

How Dianette treats acne

Dianette offers effective treatment for acne because it contains the active ingredient cyproterone acetate. This is an anti-androgen. Androgens are male hormones and when the female body produces too many of them or are sensitive 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.

Who can take Dianette?

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 doctors can make sure the treatment is safe for you to use. It must be noted that you cannot take any other hormonal contraception whilst using Dianette treatment.

How to take Dianette for acne

Dianette should be taken at the same time daily for 21 days of your monthly cycle followed by a 7 day break before starting a new pack. You should start taking your first pill on the first day of your period to ensure you are protected from pregnancy immediately. If you take the pill at any other stage in your cycle, you should use additional contraception (such as condoms) for the first 7 days to protect against pregnancy. Take Dianette tablets orally by swallowing with water, it can be taken before or after food.

Side effects of Dianette

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. Dianette increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis, although it's a rare side effect, should you start experiencing extreme pain in your legs, breathlessness, swelling and redness in the area, you should seek medical help as soon as possible.

Buying Dianette safely online

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 take. If your order is approved, your prescription is forwarded to our pharmacy, where your treatment will be dispatched for delivery the very next day, at no additional charge. If Dianette is not the treatment you are looking for please find a range of alternative medications here.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.


What is included in the online consultation?
Will a doctor review my consultation?
What happens after I submit my order?
Is the price all-inclusive?
Can I place more than one order at a time?
What are my delivery options?
Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?
How do I know which treatment is best for me?
Is this service discreet?
What is included in the online consultation?

Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.

All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.

Will a doctor review my consultation?

It is a legal and medical requirement that a doctor first reviews all completed consultations. We have a team of in-house doctors and specialists who will ensure your selected treatment is safe for your use. All information is stored securely and confidentially.

Please note, we do not guarantee that our doctors will approve treatment.

What happens after I submit my order?

Your consultation will be sent directly to our medical team, where it will be reviewed by one of our doctors.

If your chosen treatment is deemed suitable for your use, they will issue a prescription. Your prescription is then forwarded to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and dispatched for courier delivery.

Is the price all-inclusive?

Yes. All 121doc orders include a medical consultation, a prescription and next-day delivery. There are no additional costs. We believe in providing a safe and easy-to-use service.

Can I place more than one order at a time?

Yes. However, certain medications may negatively interact with each other. Our doctors may not approve your order on this basis.

You can place multiple items in one basket, and complete a consultation for all.

If you wish to place a second order for a different medication, you will have to complete a separate consultation.

What are my delivery options?

We offer several delivery options:

  • Next-day delivery
  • UPS Access Point - convenient parcel drop-off and collection near your home or work address
  • Nominated-day delivery - choose the most convenient day for delivery

All these options can be tracked and require a signature on delivery. If you are not available, a friend or relative can sign in your place.

None of these options will incur an additional charge.

Is it safe to buy prescription medication online?

To ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company, you should look to see their country’s regulatory bodies verify them.

In the UK, this is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).Certificates can be viewed here.

How do I know which treatment is best for me?

Some treatments also offer the 'Advise Me' function. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and needs, plus medical questions. You will then be presented with the advice of our doctors.

Is this service discreet?

Our patients’ privacy is of utmost importance. All your medical information is securely stored and only viewed by our doctors. We do not share your details with third-parties. We are also regularly inspected by various UK regulatory agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

All orders will only show on invoices, bank statements, etc. as ‘HHC Ltd’.

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Every order starts with an online consultation. We will ask you medical questions to make sure only treatment that is safe and effective is prescribed. We take into account your lifestyle, health and any other medications you’re currently using.

The consultation is completely free, and takes between 5 and 10 minutes of your time.

All your information is safe with us. We don’t share it with anyone unless you want us to.


If you need any guidance, you can call, message or email our customer service team via the ‘How can we help you?' section here.

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As soon as you place the order, one of our doctors will review your consultation. On working days, this usually takes around one hour.


If the doctor has any additional questions, you will receive a phone call and an email. We understand you might be at work or busy. Our customer service representatives are always discreet and can call back at a more convenient time if necessary.

Our emails never contain any personal or medical information, only a link to your private account on our website (where you will find your messages).


Once our pharmacy receives your prescription, you will get a second email with your package tracking code.

Deliver Expect your delivery the next working day.
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All orders include next-day delivery. Alternatively, you can select a delivery date that suits you better.


We also provide a free UPS Access Point service. Pick up your package from one of many collection points across the UK.

With your tracking code, you will know the estimated delivery time. All we need is your signature (or a friend‘s or relative’s).


All parcels are plainly labelled; there is no logo or any indication of its contents. Inside, you will find your treatment as well as a patient leaflet in your chosen language.

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With 121doc’s Subscribe & Save service, you can automatically receive your treatment every few weeks or months.

The order will be generated by us, using the information you provided (including delivery frequency). You don’t have to do anything. Payment is taken two days before shipping.


There are two ways to subscribe. The first is during the order process. The second is via your profile here.

You can cancel or amend your repeat prescriptions at any time.


There are no sign-up fees with this service. Plus, you get a 10% discount off all future prescriptions, increasing to 15% after six orders!