Dianette pills belong to the group of two-component contraceptive pills with a fixed amount of hormones in each tablet. The pills should be taken daily for 21 days, and then you should have a seven-day break. During this period there may – but do not have to – appear symptoms characteristic of menstruation, which should not be considered anything unusual. During the week of not taking the contraceptive pill the level of protection against unwanted pregnancy is preserved, provided no tablet has been missed in the given cycle. Since Dianette contraceptive pills are packed in a way where consecutive days of the cycle have been clearly indicated, going back to taking the tablets at the right moment should not pose any problems.
Dianette hormonal pills contain the two most commonly used active contraceptive ingredients, i.e. cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol. The first of these components belongs to the group of antiandrogen drugs. Androgens are male sex hormones produced by both sexes, which stimulate skin, sebaceous glands and hair growth. In a properly functioning female body, the levels of these hormones are naturally regulated, and they should not lead to the appearance of facial hair characteristic of men. Furthermore, excessive production of sebum can lead to the blocking of the sebaceous glands, which can cause inflammation of the skin and severe acne. Both of these symptoms are common in women suffering from the so-called polycystic ovarian syndrome which affects 10-15 % of women in their reproductive years. Cyproterone acetate included in these pills stops the overproduction of androgens, and thus leads to a significant improvement in the condition of the skin.
However, it should be borne in mind that the effects will appear no sooner than within a few weeks of starting to take Dianette hormonal pills, as the stabilisation of hormone levels must not be performed in a radical way, and only successive provision of the sebum-blocking factor will bring a noticeable improvement.