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What is Dianette?

Dianette is a hormonal medication used to treat medium severe to severe acne and hirsutism in women. Whilst Dianette also acts like a combined oral contraceptive pill, it is not recommended to use just for contraception. The combination of Dianette’s active ingredients (cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol) make it an effective treatment for acne and abnormal hair growth (excessive body and facial hair). This treatment is only recommended to patients whose acne has not responded to creams or other agents (e.g. antibiotics).

How does Diannette work?

Severe forms of acne in women are usually triggered by an excess of male hormones (androgens). An overconcentration of androgens will stimulate hair growth and oil-producing (sebaceous) glands in the skin. When this happens the glands can more easily be blocked with oily substance (sebum), leading to infection and acne.

Ethinylestradiol and cyproterone are the active ingredients in Dianette, which reduce the amount of androgens produced by the body, helping to clear the skin.

Dianette uses the synthetic hormones oestrogen and progesterone in combination to also prevent pregnancy and regulate periods. Therefore, those trying to conceive should be aware that Dianette also has a contraceptive effect. It is not recommended to use Dianette soley for contraceptive reasons.

How do I use Dianette?

Each tablet contains 2 milligrams of cyproterone acetate and 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. A tablet should be swallowed whole with water once daily, at around the same time.

A blister pack contains 21 tablets, which are taken consecutively. There is then a seven-day pill break, at which point a withdrawal bleed occurs, which is similar to your usual menstrual bleed.

If a dose is missed, it should be made up within 12 hours. Two tablets should not be taken at the same time or else the maximum daily dose would be exceeded. The efficacy of Dianette is not guaranteed for more than 12 hours after a missed dose. If the medication is also being used for its contraceptive effects, alternatives such as condoms are advised.

Visible results can appear after a few weeks, but the minimum duration of treatment should be for at least three months. After three months, you will need to be assessed by a doctor to decide if treatment needs to be continued. If so, then reassments will occur quarterly. Once treatment is successful, a woman wishing to continue benefiting from the contraceptive properties of Dianette should switch to an alternate medication.

What are the side effects of Dianette?

There is always a risk of side effects when using prescription medication, such as Dianette. However, this treatment is well-tolerated, side effects are very rare and, if they occur, tend to be mild. The most common of these are changes in menstrual bleeding, headaches, feeling sick and an upset stomach.

Less common side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, weight fluctuation, decreased libido, gallstones and increased blood pressure.

Dianette also slightly increases the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clot) therefore it is essential that you are aware of the symptoms, they include; loss of breath, slurred speech, pain in the chest or legs, blurred vision, and dizziness.

It has also been reported that Dianette can cause mood swings or depression. In the rare case that depression occurs, it is important that you notify somebody. You should speak to your doctor immediately if you feel this medication is affecting you negatively as a more suitable alternative may be available.

What precautions should I take with Dianette?

This treatment can be taken by women over the age of 18 if they are suffering from severe acne or hirsutism. You must not take Dianette if you are taking other oral contraceptives.

It should also be noted that Dianette is not a first-line treatment for acne and should only be used once milder alternatives (such as creams and antibiotics) have proven ineffective.

There are also a number of conditions that make Dianette unsuitable for certain women. In particular, those who have a prior history of blood clots or diseases involving the blood.

Other limitations that may preclude use:

  • are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • are allergic to any of the active ingredients in Dianette
  • have heart or liver problems
  • have had a stroke
  • have high blood pressure
  • have high cholesterol or diabetes
  • are over the age of 35
  • suffer from unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • suffer from severe migraines
  • smoke and/or are overweight

If you suffer from any other medical condition or are taking any other supplements or medication, you should inform us during the consultation period.

Can I buy Dianette online?

Dianette blister pill packs are available to buy online here at HealthExpress after you have completed a confidential online consultation. Once your consultation is complete, it will be examined by one of our doctors who can prescribe this treatment if it is suitable. You can then place your order and our pharmacy will dispatch your Dianette pills for next day delivery anywhere in the UK.

Dianette info
Product nameDianette
Active ingredient(s)Ethinylestradiol and Cyproterone Acetate
Lowest price£19.99
Trustpilot rating4.8/5
Trustpilot reviews115
AvailabilityIn stock
DescriptionDianette is a combined hormonal treatment for acne and hirsutism which is also very effective at preventing pregnancy
ExemptionSubject to medical prescription
Available dosage(s)2mg, 35mcg
ApplicationWomen over 18 with acne
UsageTake 1 tablet per day for 21 days followed by a 7 day break
Drug classOestrogens/Anti-androgens
Alcohol consumptionNo influence
Breastfeeding/pregnancyNot recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives

Note: Decisions about treatment are for both the prescriber and the person to jointly consider during the consultation. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber’s.

Dianette FAQs

What is Dianette used for?

Dianette is a medication that is used to treat acne and excess hair growth in women. It can also be used as a form of birth control.

Is Dianette a combined pill?

While Dianette contains two synthetic hormones like a combined contraceptive pill, it should not be used solely for contraceptive purposes.

Does Dianette cause hair loss?

Yes. It is an anti-androgenic contraceptive, targetting the male hormones responsible for excess hair growth in women.

How does Dianette help acne?

Dianette is an anti-androgen. It prevents excess oil production in your skin by targeting the male hormones responsible for sebum glands.

Is Co-cyprindiol the same as Dianette?

Co-cyprindiol is the active ingredient in Dianette, so they work in exactly the same way.

Can you buy Dianette over the counter?

No, you can only get Dianette on prescription.

How much are Dianette (Diane 35) pills?

The price of Dianette (Diane 35) will vary depending on the healthcare provider you purchase it from. You can find our price for Dianette at the top of the page.

When should I take Dianette (Diane 35)?

You should Dianette (Diane 35) once daily at the same time each day, to ensure its effectiveness.

How long can I take Dianette for?

You can take Dianette for as long as your doctor prescribes it to control your acne.

Does Dianette stop periods?

No, it is designed to allow for a withdrawal bleed during your pill-free week. On occasion, you may not have a bleed but if you have used the treatment correctly, you should still be protected. If you haven't had a withdrawal bleed and you're worried you have used Dianette incorrectly, you should take a pregnancy test.

Can Dianette cause infertility?

No, Dianette is not known to cause infertility. Once you stop taking Dianette, you should be able to conceive. If you're worried about the side effects of the pill, then consult your healthcare provider.

Can you get pregnant on Dianette?

If taken correctly, you should not get pregnant whilst on Dianette. If you miss a pill, vomit or have diarrhoea, then the pill may not work. You should use a barrier contraceptive (i.e a condom) and follow the instructions in the patient information leaflet if you're worried about being pregnant.

Does Dianette cause weight gain?

Yes, Dianette can cause weight gain in some women. However, weight gain may have many causes including variations during your menstrual cycle. If you're worried about side effects of the pill, please consult your doctor before taking it.

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  • I am so pleased with Dianette It is the only thing that cleared my acne I tried everything before Creams , gel , peelings... You name it I tried it al !!!! It only worsened my acne!!! Dianette really works for me And I am sure it can help other ladies in my situation.

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