Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light


Diane 35 for male (cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) is one of a handful of prescription drugs that has been widely advertised to the Canadian public in spite of laws prohibiting such advertising.

Diane-35 is a combination product consisting of two hormones: cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol. Cyproterone acetate is a progestin which counters the effects of male hormones. Higher doses are used to treat prostate cancer. Ethinyl estradiol is the estrogen component of most birth control pills.

Although prescription drug advertising is illegal in Canada, with the exception of postings of “name, price and quantity,” Diane-35 has been heavily advertised in television commercials, on bus shelter billboards and posters in women’s washrooms at colleges and universities, and in magazines distributed in doctors’ waiting rooms.


diane 35 review ED is used for the treatment of signs of physical male characteristics caused by the male sex hormone, androgen, produced by in women in small amounts (androgenisation), such as:

  • severe acne where other treatments have not been successful
  • for excessive growth of facial or body hair (known as hirsutism) of a mild to moderate degree, where no underlying cause has been found.

diane 35 how to take can also be used as a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking it for the treatment of signs of physical male characteristics as described above. Diane-35 ED contains a progestogen and an oestrogen hormone, and therefore works similarly to the combined oral contraceptive birth control pill, also known as ‘the Pill’. It should not be used in combination with another hormonal contraceptive.

While taking diane 35 use ED you may also experience the following benefits:

  • more regular and lighter periods – potentially resulting in a decreased risk in anaemia (iron deficiency)
  • a decrease in period pain
  • reduction of greasiness in skin and hair.

Some conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian cysts, ectopic pregnancy (where the foetus is carried outside of your womb), lumpy breasts and cancer of the uterus (womb) and ovaries may be less common in women taking Diane-35 ED.


Follow all directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully.

They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet.

If you do not understand the instructions on the pack ask your doctor or pharmacist for help.

How to take it

Take one diane 35 benefits  tablet daily at about the same time every day. You must take Diane-35 ED every day regardless of how often you have sex. This will also help you remember when to take it.

Swallow the tablet whole with a full glass of water.

It does not matter if you take it before or after food.

Each blister pack is marked with the day of the week.

Medicines committee gives Diane-35 pill the green light