Diane 35 is used for the treatment of androgen-dependent diseases in women, such as acne, especially pronounced forms and those which are accompanied by seborrhea or by inflammation or formation of nodes (acne papulopustulosa, acne nodulocystica), androgenetic alopecia and mild forms of hirsutism. Diane 35 can also be used as a type of birth control in women with androgen-dependent diseases and for the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome. The aim of treatment with Diane 35 is to block the peripheral action of male hormones commonly present in the female body.
Diane 35 contains two hormones: cyproterone acetate, a progestogen, and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen. Cyproterone acetate halts the influence of androgens, and reduces the activity of the sebaceous gland which plays an important role in the development of acne and seborrhea.
While all birth control pills may decrease the production of androgens to some extent, only Diane 35 decreases the ability of androgens to bind to their receptors, improving signs of androgenization such as acne, seborrhea and hirsutism in women.
The recommended duration of treatment is at least several months, as improvement may not be observed until four or five cycles of use. Research has shown that within three to six months of therapy with Diane 35, acne can be improved and suppressed.
Recently there has been much publicity in Canada about a possible increased risk of blood clots with Diane 35 compared to other birth control pills. It is not clear if this risk is real or not. There are other nonandrogenic birth control pills that should work just as well. These include Yasmin, OrthoCyclen, OrthoTricyclen, OrthoTri Cyclen Lo, OrthoEvra (the patch), Desogen, Mircette and others. If you are using Diane 35, discuss with your doctor as to whether you should continue on it or change to another pill. The risk however for an individual is very small.
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