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Below are Diane-35 (Estradiol / Cyproterone) reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Diane-35 review by 32 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Acne
Dosage & duration:   Standard 30 day pack. (dosage frequency: daily -21 days on, 7 off.) for the period of 6 years
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Modest decrease in acne related skin conditions. Not dramatic, but since can be used as an oral contraceptive, it is easily combined into a medication that performs two funtcions.
Side effects:   No noticeable side-effects. However, it is rated as having elevated risks beyond more traditional contraceptives and therefore should not be taken unless intended for the combined treatment of acne.
Comments:   Daily for 21 days, off for 7.

 

Diane-35 review by 22 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome
Dosage & duration:   500 (dosage frequency: everymonth for 21 days) for the period of 4 months
Other conditions:   irregular menstration
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   regular menstration, some of the cyst were dissolve and fairer skin.Basically, i have tender bust and it increase in size..but definitely my menstration cycle was improved/regular. y
Side effects:   headache, there are some side effects but i dont consider them side effects like the fairer skin and bust tenderness.
Comments:   every month for 21 days then stop for 8 days - to ovulate/menstration then start another pack after 8 days.

 

Diane-35 review by 23 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Polysistic Ovarian Syndrome
Dosage & duration:   500 (dosage frequency: everymonth for 21 days) for the period of 3
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   it have so many benifits one is it made my menstration regular not only that it also minimized acne apperance on my face - and it kinda give smoother and fairer skin and bigger chest...
Side effects:   wow! man! side effects? headache! it causes me headache but bearable and made me more hot headed - irritated and kinda irritated...again...
Comments:   For 21 days i take the medicine then after 21 days i'll wait for 8 days for my period to flow then after last day of flow - i'll resume another set.

 

Diane-35 review by 21 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   acne, birth control
Dosage & duration:   monophasic (dosage frequency: 21 days with 7 day week off) for the period of 4 years
Other conditions:   acne
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I don't think it was actually beneficial for me. I suppose it would have prevented pregnancy but I was not sexually active with men during the time I took it except at the end, and we always use a barrier. My moderate acne became low grade over time, but it never fully disappeared until I started using simple OTC products. Perhaps it had something to do with my very minimal body hair (basically invisible with nothing under the arms!)but my family isn't very furry anyway. When I switched to another pill, my skin actually improved almost instantly. Prior to using this, my periods were incredibly painful and heavy but Diane helped significantly with that.
Side effects:   I believe it contributed to my steady drop in libido over the years to the point where I had none at all. I worry that this will remain an issue for a long time-that it killed my sex drive for good. The last time I can remember feeling genuinely "horny" was before I started this, and it was rather intense at that time. I think it may also have played a part in my chronic depression. After switching pills, I think my hair growing faster and stronger.
Comments:   I never had severe acne or excess hair, and I think the reason Diane never seemed to work was that it just wasn't geared towards my problems. Which was really just average teenage acne. I switched to Yasmin a while back and my skin has never looked better. I'm sure this is very helpful to women with severe acne, but I didn't need it. Overkill, a bit.
 


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