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    What does Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol treat?

    Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol is a combination medication comprising Cyproterone Acetate (anti-androgen) and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen). This is a medication prescribed to treat severe acne in women who have not found other treatments effective. This is also prescribed for hirsutism (excess hair growth) in women and acts as a contraceptive too. Your physician may use this to treat other ailments based on their discretion.

    Dosage Instructions

    Follow the Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label. Make sure you have it with a whole glass of water.

    Missed a dose?

    In case you missed a dose, take it if you remember within 12 hours. However, if over 12 hours have passed, avoid the missed tablet and continue with the remaining tablets at the usual time prescribed. Never double the doses to make up for a missed dose.


    Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.

    Drug Interactions

    Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine, drinks with caffeine and alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking habits and so on which may interfere or increase the effect of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol.

    It may interact with:  

    • Carbamazepine 
    • Griseofulvin 
    • Phenytoin 
    • Prednisone/Prednisolone 

    It may interact with barbiturates, certain anti-anxiety drugs, antibiotics, diabetes medications and migraine medications.

    It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.

    Possible Side Effects

    Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol might have some side effects but it’s not possible to anticipate them. It does not have any major side effects and the minor ones that may occur are temporary. In rare cases, there might be major side effects and immediate medical attention must be sought.

    Some of the side effects could be as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal cramps, headache, decrease in sexual desire and breast tenderness. This is not the complete list though.

    In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.

    What to ask your doctor before you start on Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol

    • Can I take Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol along with other drugs? 
    • Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol? 
    • What is the dosage of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol to be consumed? 
    • How should I use Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol? 
    • How will Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol work on my body? 
    • How can the drug interactions and side effects of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol be minimized or completely avoided?


    The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.


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