|| Cyproterone Acetate/Ethinyl Estradiol
What is Ginette-35?
Ginette 35 containing the active ingredients cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol is both an oestrogen and an anti-androgen type of medication. The medication can be used to treat severe acne in women who have not responded to well to oral antibiotics treatments and abnormal hair growth in women as a result of hirsutism. Women who are using the tablets for acne and hair growth treatment may also use it as an oral contraceptive but it should not be used solely as a contraceptive.
How is Ginette-35 used?
Ginette 35 should be taken orally once per day, starting with the pill marked with the correct day of the week or as otherwise directed by a doctor. The tablets can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct dosage and treatment pattern as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the treatment. The tablets should be taken whole and not chewed, broken or split prior to consuming. If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible and if you miss 2 consecutive doses it will increase the risk you may become pregnant after sex.
Patients using Ginette 35 may encounter unwanted side effects such as:
- Stomach pain
- Vaginal thrush
- Breast tenderness or pain
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Change in menstrual bleeding
- Mental or mood changes
- Decreased sex drive
- Rapid and unusual weight changes
- Vaginal or breast discharge
The medication can be used as an oral contraceptive but is not 100% effective.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Ginette-35 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.