Dianette

Active Ingredient(s) Cyproterone Acetate (2mcg) and Ethinylestradiol (35mcg)
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What exactly is Dianette?

Dianette belongs to a group of combined oral contraceptives commonly known as 'the pill.' Along with all the functions of a contraceptive pill, it has the ability to treat excess body hair and improve acne.

Combined contraceptives help to regulate periods, make them lighter, reduce menstrual cramps and are over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy.

You can buy Dianette, if you live in Ireland, here online at HealthExpress. As with all prescription medications, we ask that you complete a consultation so that our registered doctors can decide whether it is suitable for you. If they approve, we'll send your Dianette pills to you via free overnight delivery.

What are the advantages of choosing Dianette?

Dianette has multiple functions, making it a unique contraceptive pill. It can treat acne infections and has also been known to reduce excess body hair. Like other combined contraceptives, Dianette helps to treat the problems associated with the menstrual cycle. It can make periods shorter, lighter and more regular.

How does it function?

The Dianette pill thickens the mucous of the cervix, which makes it very difficult for a sperm to reach the womb. Dianette also prevents the ovaries from releasing an egg, so a sperm can't fertilise anything, even if it did reach the womb.

If these two methods fail, which is almost impossible because Dianette is over 99% effective, conception is still very improbable because the womb lining is prevented from thickening, so a fertilised egg won't be able to develop.

Can anyone take it?

Most women can use Dianette but, in general, it is only prescribed to those who experience acne problems or excess body hair. It may also not be approved if you are breastfeeding or have high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes.

It's very important that you disclose full details of your medical history including medications that you are already using. Dianette can be ineffective when taken alongside certain medications so always tell us when filling in your consultation form.

How do I take Dianette?

Dianette is a monophasic pill, which means that you must take one pill at the same time every day for 21 days, followed by a seven-day break. During this seven-day phase, pregnancy will be prevented but you will often experience a withdrawal bleed.

Dianette will still protect you from pregnancy, even if you forget to take one or two pills. However, if you miss three or more pills then Dianette will often become ineffective. You should continue with the pack but use a barrier contraceptive for a week to make sure you prevent pregnancy.

Will I experience any side effects?

Most contraceptive pills come with a risk of developing side effects and Dianette is no different. These shared side effects are often very mild, including nausea, headaches and vomiting. The side effect specific to Dianette is weight change. Some people have also reported yellow-brown patches on skin and a reduced libido but such side effects are very uncommon and should go away when your body has become accustomed to the different hormone levels.

Is Dianette available online?

If you think the Dianette pill is suitable for your needs, and you live in Ireland, you can buy it here, online at HealthExpress.eu once you have completed a consultation with our registered team of doctors. This consists of a short questionnaire regarding your medical history. If approved, your contraception will be sent via free next-day delivery.

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