Dianette Pills

  • My Chemist Plusoffers the best place to buy Dianette pill with next day delivery available within the UK. To purchase Dianette you will need a prescription, which is available through our free online consultation service. Each item you purchase will sent via secure and discreet packaging to ensure that you receive your medicine in a complete and efficient manner.
  • Dianette can be used as a medication for contraception when your doctor has prescribed this as hormonal contraceptive. It can be used as a treatment for women suffering with symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as it can help regulate periods.
  • It can also be used to treat skin conditions such as acne, very oily skin and excessive hair growth in women of reproductive age. However, it should only be used if skin conditions have not responded to other forms of anti-acne treatments.

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My Chemist Plusoffers the best place to buy Dianette pill with next day delivery available within the UK. To purchase Dianette you will need a prescription, which is available through our free online consultation service. Each item you purchase will sent via secure and discreet packaging to ensure that you receive your medicine in a complete and efficient manner.

What is Dianette Used For?

Dianette can be used as a medication for contraception when your doctor has prescribed this as hormonal contraceptive. It can be used as a treatment for women suffering with symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as it can help regulate periods.

It can also be used to treat skin conditions such as acne, very oily skin and excessive hair growth in women of reproductive age. However, it should only be used if skin conditions have not responded to other forms of anti-acne treatments.

For more information refer to your patient information leaflet and look under the section of ‘What is Dianette used for’

Dianette Contraceptive Pill

The Dianette contraceptive pill is a 21- day course followed by 7 days of not taking a pill. It should only be taken for the prevention of pregnancy; the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so you would require a condom to protect against this.

Dianette For Acne

Dainette contains two active ingredients which can be used for the treatment of acne- Cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol. Cyproterone acetate is a medicine called an anti- androgen which is a male sex hormone that stimulates the growth of skin (including sebaceous glands that produce oil) and the hair that grows from the skin. Cyproterone works by reducing the production of androgens resulting in a reduction of sebum and excessive hair growth.

The skin should become less greasy/oily within a couple of weeks of taking Dianette for acne. It can take up to three months of taking Dianette before a significant improvement is seen.

Dianette Side Effects

As with any medication side effects can occur when taking Dianette but these do not affect everyone. If you experience any of the side effects, or these become severe or persistent, please consult your doctor.

Below is a list of the most serious side effects – if you experience any of these, please consult your doctor straight away.

  • Severe depression
  • blood clots
  • severe allergic reaction
  • breast cancer
  • cervix cancer
  • liver problems.

Common side effects include:

  • Feeling sick
  • Stomach ache
  • Putting on weight
  • Headaches
  • Depressive moods or mood swings
  • Sore or painful breasts

Uncommon side effects include:

  • Being sick and stomach upsets
  • Fluid retention
  • Migraine
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Breast enlargement
  • Skin rash, which may be itchy

Rare side effects include:

  • Poor tolerance of contact lenses
  • Losing weight
  • Increase interest in sex
  • Vaginal or breast discharge
  • Venous blood clot

Dianette Alternative

Some people may choose to look for an alternative to Dianette if they experience strong side effects from taking it or are not advised to take it anymore.

Alternatives include:

  • Yasmin

 

Combined Oral Contraceptive

The combined pill is another term for the pill, with the combined pill containing two artificial versions of the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone which are produced naturally in the ovaries. The combined pill as a prevention of becoming pregnant is effective by 99%.

The recommended way to use the pill is to take one every day for 21 days then have a break for 7 days, during which time you should have a period. After 7 days you begin to take the pill again.

It is advised to take the pill at the same time every day to form a routine, otherwise there is a risk of pregnancy, particularly if you miss a pill or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.

Please note that some medicines can affect the efficiency of the pill so you should consult your doctor before taking any other tablets.

If you suffer from heavy or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill can be an effective medication to help ease your symptoms.

Please note that the pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so you would require a condom to protect against this.

How the combined pill works

  • It prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation)
  • It thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg
  • It thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow

There are a variety of brands of pill- these are made up of three main types:

Monophasic 21-day pills

The most common type of pill which has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are all examples of this type of pill.

Phasic 21-day pills

Phasic pills contain two to three sections of different coloured pills within a pack with each section containing a different level of hormones. One pill is taken every day for 21 days and then a break of 7 days. It is important that Phasic pills are taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.

Every day (ED) pills

With ED pills there are 21 active pills and 7 inactive (dummy) pills within each pack. The two types of pills have a different appearance with one pill taken every day for 28 days with no break between the packets. It is important that the everyday pills are taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions you should consult your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

What to do if you miss a pill through sickness

If you miss a pill due to being sick, you should use another form of contraception until you have taken the pill again for 7 days without vomiting

Who can use the combined pill

If there are medical restrictions why you cannot take the pill and you are a non-smoker, you can take the pill until the menopause. However, the pill is not the most suitable method of contraception, so you should consult your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to see if this is right for you.

You should not take the pill if you:

  • are pregnant
  • smoke and are 35 or older
  • stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older
  • are very overweight
  • take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)

You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):

  • thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs
  • a stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries
  • anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45
  • a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure
  • severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms)
  • breast cancer
  • disease of the gallbladder or liver
  • diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years

Risks of taking the combined pill

There are some risks associated with the combined contraceptive pill however these are minimal and for most women, the benefits the pill can provide outweigh the risks.

These risks include:

  • Blood clots- The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg) or pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung)
  • stroke
  • heart attack

The chances of developing a blood clot is very minimal but your doctor will check if you have certain factors that could put you at risk before they prescribe the pill.

The pill can still be taken with caution if you are identified with a risk factor but is unlikely to be prescribed if you have two or more risk factors

These include:

  • being 35 years old or over
  • being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year
  • being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits)
  • having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack)
  • having high blood pressure
  • having had a blood clot or stroke in the past
  • having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45
  • being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster
  • Cancer

There is ongoing research between the link to breast cancer and the pill, it is suggested that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared to those that don’t use them. However, 10 years after you stop taking the pill, your risk of breast cancer goes back to normal.

Research has also suggested a link between the pill and the risk of developing cervical cancer and a rare form of liver cancer. However, the pill does offer some protection against developing womb (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.

 

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Combined oral contraceptive

The combined oral contraceptive pill is usually just called “the pill”. It contains the female hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which women produce naturally in their ovaries. The Combined pill is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

The usual way to take the pill is to take one every day for 21 days, then stop for seven days, and during this week you have a period-type bleed. You start taking the pill again after seven days. You need to take the pill at around the same time every day. You could get pregnant if you don’t do this, or if you miss a pill, or vomit or have severe diarrhoea.

Some medicines may make the pill less effective. Check with your doctor if you’re taking any other tablets. If you have heavy periods or painful periods, PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or endometriosis the combined pill may help.

The pill does not protect against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), so using a condom as well will help to protect you against STIs.

How the combined pill works

prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg each month (ovulation). 2)thickens the mucus in the neck of the womb, so it is harder for sperm to penetrate the womb and reach an egg 3)thins the lining of the womb, so there is less chance of a fertilised egg implanting into the womb and being able to grow

There are many different brands of pill, made up of three main types:

Monophasic 21-day pills This is the most common type. Each pill has the same amount of hormone in it. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Microgynon, Marvelon, Yasmin and Cilest are examples of this type of pill.

Phasic 21-day pills Phasic pills contain two or three sections of different coloured pills in a pack. Each section contains a different amount of hormones. One pill is taken each day for 21 days and then no pills are taken for the next seven days. Phasic pills need to be taken in the right order. Logynon is an example of this type of pill.

Every day (ED) pills There are 21 active pills and seven inactive (dummy) pills in a pack. The two types of pill look different. One pill is taken each day for 28 days with no break between packets of pills. Every day pills need to be taken in the right order. Microgynon ED is an example of this type of pill.

Follow the instructions that come with your packet. If you have any questions, ask your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

What to do if you miss a pill

If you continue to be sick, keep using another form of contraception until you’ve taken the pill again for seven days without vomiting.

Who can use the combined pill

If there are no medical reasons why you cannot take the pill, and you don’t smoke, you can take the pill until your menopause. However, the pill is not suitable for all women. To find out whether the pill is right for you, talk to your GP, practice nurse or pharmacist.

You should not take the pill if you:

are pregnant smoke and are 35 or older stopped smoking less than a year ago and are 35 or older are very overweight take certain medicines (ask your GP or a health professional at a contraception clinic about this)

You should also not take the pill if you have (or have had):

thrombosis (a blood clot) in a vein, for example in your leg or lungs stroke or any other disease that narrows the arteries anyone in your close family having a blood clot under the age of 45 a heart abnormality or heart disease, including high blood pressure severe migraines, especially with aura (warning symptoms) breast cancer disease of the gallbladder or liver diabetes with complications or diabetes for the past 20 years

Risks of taking the combined pill

There are some risks associated with using the combined contraceptive pill. However, these risks are small and, for most women, the benefits of the pill outweigh the risks.

Blood clots The oestrogen in the pill may cause your blood to clot more readily. If a blood clot develops, it could cause:

deep vein thrombosis (clot in your leg) pulmonary embolus (clot in your lung) stroke heart attack The risk of getting a blood clot is very small, but your doctor will check if you have certain risk factors that before prescribing the pill.

The pill can be taken with caution if you have one of the risk factors below. It is unlikely you would be advised to take it if you have two or more risk factors. These include:

being 35 years old or over being a smoker or having quit smoking in the past year being very overweight (in women with a BMI of 35 or over, the risks of using the pill usually outweigh the benefits) having migraines (you should not take the pill if you have severe or regular migraine attacks, especially if you get aura or a warning sign before an attack) having high blood pressure having had a blood clot or stroke in the past having a close relative who had a blood clot when they were younger than 45 being immobile for a long time – for example, in a wheelchair or with a leg in plaster Cancer Research is ongoing into the link between breast cancer and the pill. Research suggests that users of all types of hormonal contraception have a slightly higher chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer compared with women who do not use them. However, 10 years after you stop taking the pill, your risk of breast cancer goes back to normal.

Research has also suggested a link between the pill and the risk of developing cervical cancer and a rare form of liver cancer. However, the pill does offer some protection against developing womb (endometrial) cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, Dianette can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

If you get any side effect, particularly if severe and persistent, or have any change to your health that you think may be due to Dianette, please talk to your doctor. An increased risk of blood clots in your veins (venous thromboembolism (VTE)) or blood clots in your arteries (arterial thromboembolism (ATE)) is present for all women taking combined hormonal contraceptives. For more detailed information on the different risks from taking combined hormonal contraceptives please see section 2 “What you need to know before you take Dianette”. The following is a list of the side effects that have been linked with the use of Dianette: 4.1 Serious side effects – see a doctor straight away Severe depression: Although, it is not considered a direct side effect of Dianette, some women have reported feeling depressed whilst taking Dianette. In very rare cases this has been associated with thoughts of ending their lives. If you develop severe depression, you should stop Dianette as a precaution, and see your doctor straight away. Signs of a blood clot:

an unusual sudden cough;

severe pain in the chest which may reach the left arm; V035_0 14

breathlessness;

any unusual, severe, or long-lasting headache or worsening of migraine;

partial or complete loss of vision, or double vision;

slurring or speech disability;

sudden changes to your hearing, sense of smell, or taste;

dizziness or fainting;

weakness or numbness in any part of your body;

severe pain in your abdomen;

severe pain or swelling in either of your legs. Signs of a severe allergic reaction or worsening of hereditary angioedema:

swelling of the hands, face, lips, mouth, tongue or throat. A swollen tongue/throat may lead to difficulty swallowing and breathing

a red bumpy rash (hives) and itching. Signs of breast cancer include:

dimpling of the skin

changes in the nipple

any lumps you can see or feel. Signs of cancer of the cervix include:

vaginal discharge that smells and/or contains blood

unusual vaginal bleeding

pelvic pain

painful sex. Signs of severe liver problems include:

severe pain in your stomach

yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)

inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)

your whole body starts itching.

For a full list of side effects see Patient information leaflet.

Further Information

Patient information leaflet