Diane-35 : Oral Contraceptive

912 Reviews

Active Ingredients:
Cyproterone acetate 2 mg and Ethinyl estradiol 0.035 mg.

Inactive Ingredients:
Cornstarch, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, Povidone, and Talc.

Tablet Coating:
Calcium Carbonate, Ferric Oxide Yellow, Glycerol, Polyethylene Glycol, Povidone, Sucrose, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, and Wax.

The list of ingredients above is provided for informational purposes only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site.


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December 9, 2006


Birth control, clear skin


Depression, mood swings including extreme anger. Increased PMS, total loss of libido

As a mum in her 30's I was sick of zits and my Dr suggested I try Diane-35. The first 6 months were great, clear skin, no noticible mood changes. Then my moods and depression got worse each month. I went off it and I couldn't believe how my moods and my sex drive improved. BUT...by the 3rd month I was back to zits big time. I had 2 packs left so I have gone back on it...halfway thru first pack and my moods are terrible...waiting for the zits to go. I will go back to the Dr to find something else.
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December 7, 2006


weight loss, larger breasts, birth control, alternative to acutane, dry skin, dry nose, dry hands.


weird intense food cravings, increased PMS, heart palpatations in 1st three months (could have been anxiety, did little for acne, great for backne though!

I'm still holding out hope for its affects on acne. All in all I like it. Fewer side-effects second time around.
November 30, 2006


cleared my skin; less facial hair, increased bra size, a general more feminine look


depression, pain in the calves, gain weight

I've started with it 3 1/2 years ago cause i had body hair in atypical regions for a woman (not very thick or ostensibly visible, but still bothering - especially in my teenage years); I also had a mild form of acne. In a few months I felt and looked much more feminine - the pimples were more or less gone, the skin seemed much less harsher, brighter, and smoother, my breasts increased, I put some weight, small improvements concerning the body hair, etc. While I was on it, I've confronted a lot with depression (I had some bouts of depression also before taking it), inability to concentrate(I used to be a very quick and focused thinker, great at problem-solving), tiredness, gain weight, limb swelling and pain - obviously related with the drug; recently I stopped taking it; immediately I developed an ovarian cyst and I put 5-6 kg in one month around the waist; after two months a I also got terrible acnea; I'm much better now, but I have to take it again because of the cyst :(
October 13, 2006


Clears skin, birth control


Loss of libido, vaginal dryness, chronic yeast infections

I would strongly advise anyone thinking of taking this medication to reconsider. Yes it did clear up my acne (mild-moderate) but the side effects were definately not worth it. This pill is an anti-androgen. Androgens are responsible for sex-drive. No wonder than that taking this pill totally killed my libido. The other side effects I had were vaginal dryness and yeast infections that refused to go away no matter what I did. After about 3-4 months of stopping the pill my acne came back about twice as bad as it was before. Now I'm on roaccutane - the only product on the market that offers the possibility of a cure for acne. I only wish I would have taken roaccutane in the first place instead of messing around with that horrible pill. Hopefully this helps someone.
October 10, 2006


Less acne, bigger boobs


Weight Gain, painful periods

I've only been on the pill for two months, but can honestly say that my skin has improved dramatically, yet I put on 2kg. I haven't suffered depression or anything, my self esteem has sky rocketed!