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What is Cyproterone Acetate-Ethinyl Estradiol used for?

Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol is used in the treatment of severe acne in women who have not responded to other treatments. It is also indicated in the treatment of hirsutism (excess hair growth) in women. Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol provides contraception as well. This combination medication is composed of Cyproterone Acetate (anti-androgen) and Ethinyl Estradiol (estrogen). This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol?

Like other medicines, Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, abdominal cramps, headache, change in sexual desire, and breast tenderness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol.

What is the recommended dosage of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol?

The dosage of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol by mouth.

What if you miss a dose of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol?

If you have missed a dose of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol medication, take the missed dose if you remember within 12 hours. However, if more than 12 hours have passed, then discard the missed tablet and continue to take the remaining tablets in the pack at the usual time. Do not double the doses to make up for a missed dose.

What if you overdose on Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol can interact with antibiotics, barbiturates, certain anti-anxiety drugs, diabetes medications, and migraine medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Cyproterone Acetate-Ethinyl Estradiol?

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The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Cyproterone Acetate–Ethinyl Estradiol is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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