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Does taking isotretinoin reduce effectiveness of dianette when you've been on it already for about 2 years ? If so how much by?
Yes, but...: I am located in US, and meds are made in different combinations here . however from the classes , they would probably be okay .. but .. if you are on dianette it seems the anti androgen would halp acne as well (so maybe wait a few months (cycles ) to see if that is effective. if not , accutane has a large side effect profile ,and it would be easier and clearer (if side effects occur) if you ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral contraceptives: Please advise your Dr. if you are having significant side effects on this medication. ...Read more
I'm currently taking Accutane and dianette pill When I'm on my break from pill my skin becomes much clearer then when I go back on pill I break out?
Acne: If you are still breaking out on Accutane, then why stay on Accutane. Dianette is not used in US and it is in fact banned in several European countries due to risk for serious complications. Acne is due to the androgen production and Dianette contains Cyproterone acetate which is a type of medicine called an anti-androgen for the Acne. Ask derm to re-eval your medications, especially Accutane. ...Read more
Contraceptives: There is no one "best" contraceptive. Sit down with your physician & discuss pro's and con's for your individual situation. ...Read more
Acne treatment: This is confusing, you are 45 years old and live in South Carolina? thats hard to believe since most 45 year olds are not on birth control for Acne break outs and Diannete is banned in France, Canada and U.S. How can we help you if you wont even provide the minimal information we need. Talk to your doctor where ever you are. ...Read more
Taking both dianette and accutane. Want to stop dianette as it is making me more spotty than when I'm off it. Can I stop half way through pack?
Acne: You are on very serious medication. You need to ask the doctor who prescribed these medications for you. ...Read more
I've been put on dianette now for a week to help with my moderate acne on face. The last couple of days it's got so much worse, is this normal?
Acne: Dianette is not FDA-approved for use in the United States, due to concerns about hepatotoxicity;so we have no experience with it. It is also banned in France due to high risk and complication profile. its useful for acne as an antiandrogen but the progestin, and antigonadotropin function make it risky. Spironolactone is safer antiandrogen prescription and Myo-inositol is a good natural alternative ...Read more
About 3 mos.: It may take about 3 mos. to see it cleared up , but you will notice an improvement after 1 month. ...Read more
I've been using dianette for 3 months & seen little difference in facial hair but skin has cleared up. Does it take 6-9 months to work on hair? - UK
Still early: BUT once hair growth has developed it does not reverse. You would need laser or electrolysis for that. Your treatment should prevent new growth but some may have already started and not yet been visible so it will be several months before your situation is clear (no pun intended). ...Read more
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