What is Dianette prescribed for?
Dianette contains a combination of drugs that is used to reduce androgens (a type of sex hormone) and regulate hormones in women. Cyproterone is an anti-androgen which prevents overproduction of sebum and excessive hair growth in women. Ethinylestradiol is a synthetic version of oestrogen, a naturally occurring sex hormone. Dianette is often prescribed for women who are experiencing the symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as it can help with regulating periods too.
Androgens stimulate the glands on your skin which produce sebum and encourage hair growth. Dianette reduces the amount of androgens you produce, which helps to clear up your acne and reduce excess hair.
After a few weeks of taking Dianette, your skin should become less greasy.
It may take longer for your hair growth to start slowing down.
Dianette is also a combined oral contraceptive pill, but is no longer available free on the NHS as a contraceptive.
Please note, that Superdrug Online Doctor does not currently offer Dianette.