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what to do if i'm on week 3 on dianette for acne, when should i start seeing some improvement?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
2-3 Months: May take 2-4 months

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if I'm on week 3 on dianette for acne, when should I start seeing some improvement?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
Endocrinology 64 years experience
Takes 2-4 months: Takes a while to work.

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