Dianette 3 x 1 Month Calendar Pack | Contraceptive Pill Treatment

Dianette is used to treat skin conditions such as acne, very oily skin and excessive hair growth in women of reproductive age. Due to its contraceptive properties, it should only be prescribed for you if your doctor considers that treatment with a hormonal contraceptive is appropriate.

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Dianette is a Prescription Only Medicine. Please click on the link below to select your treatment and start your online consultation.

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What is Dianette:

Dianette contains an oestrogen and an anti-androgen

Treating skin conditions

Androgens are hormones that stimulate hair growth and the grease glands in your skin. If you produce too much androgen, or if you are sensitive to the effect, the grease glands may produce too much sebum. This can block the grease glands, which can become V026_0 3 infected and inflamed causing acne spots. Dianette stops the androgens affecting your skin and reduces the amount of androgens produced.

Dianette is a 21-day Pill – you take one each day for 21 days, followed by 7 days when you take no pills. Dianette needs to be taken as directed to prevent pregnancy

Dianette will not protect you against sexually transmitted infections, such as Chlamydia or HIV. Only condoms can help to do this.

How to take it

Take Dianette every day for 21 days

Dianette comes in strips of 21 pills, each marked with a day of the week.

  • Take your pill at the same time every day.
  • Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week.
  • Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 21 pills.
  • Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary. Do not chew the pill.

Then have seven pill-free days

After you have taken all 21 pills in the strip, you have seven days when you take no pills. Within a few days of taking the last pill from the strip, you should have a withdrawal bleed like a period. This bleed may not have finished when it is time to start your next strip of pills.

If you are relying on this medicine to prevent pregnancy, always take Dianette as described here. You don’t need to use extra contraception during the seven pill-free days as long as you have taken your pills correctly and start the next strip of pills on time. Check with your doctor if you are not sure.

Start your next strip on day eight

Start taking your next strip of Dianette after the seven pill-free days (on day eight) – even if you are still bleeding. So if you take the last pill of one pack on a Friday, you will take the first pill of your next pack on the Saturday of the following week. Always start the new strip on time. As long as you take Dianette correctly, you will always start each new strip on the same day of the week.

 Tablet: Sugar-coated tablets
 Active Ingredient: 2% Cyproterone acetate 35 micrograms Ethinylestradiol
 When to Take Dianette Daily see above

 For full details on Dianette please click on the patient leaflet below:

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Product Information


Manufacturer: Bayer
Available Strengths:  

Before you start taking Dianette

Your doctor will ask about you and your family’s medical problems and check your blood pressure and exclude the likelihood of you being pregnant. You may also need other checks, such as a breast examination, but only if these examinations are necessary for you or if you have any special concerns.

While you’re on Dianette

  • You will need regular check-ups with your doctor, usually when you need another prescription of Dianette.
  • You should go for regular cervical smear tests.
  • Check your breasts and nipples every month for changes – tell your doctor if you can see or feel anything odd, such as lumps or dimpling of the skin.
  • If you need a blood test tell your doctor that you are taking Dianette, because this type of medicine can affect the results of some tests.
  • If you’re going to have an operation, make sure your doctor knows about it. You may need to stop taking Dianette about 4–6 weeks before the operation. This is to reduce the risk of a blood clot (see section 2.1). Your doctor will tell you when you can start taking Dianette again.
  • If you need to stop taking Dianette, remember to use another contraceptive (e.g. condoms) if you are relying on Dianette for contraception.

Dianette can make some illnesses worse

Some of the conditions listed below can be made worse by taking Dianette. Or they may mean it is less suitable for you. You may still be able to take Dianette but you need to take special care and have check-ups more often.

  • If you or your close family have ever had problems with your heart or circulation, such as high blood pressure
  • If you or your close family have ever had problems with blood clotting
  • If you have had migraines
  • If you are currently suffering from depression or have done so in the past
  • If you are overweight (obese)
  • If you have the inherited disease called porphyria
  • If you have diabetes
  • If you have inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), or a history or family history of high levels of fat in your blood (hypertriglyceridemia), as you may be at risk of developing pancreatitis
  • If you have brown patches on your face or body (chloasma) (see below ‘Dianette and sun-beds or sun-lamps’)
  • If you have any illness that worsened during pregnancy or previous use of the Pill or Dianette (see section 4)
  • Tell your doctor if any apply to you. Also tell them if you get any of these for the first time while taking Dianette, or if any get worse or come back, because you may need to stop taking it.

Taking other medicines
If you ever need to take another medicine at the same time as taking Dianette, always tell your doctor, pharmacist or dentist that you’re taking Dianette. Also check the leaflets that come with all your medicines to see if they can be taken with hormonal contraceptives. If you are taking Dianette for skin treatment, you must not take any other hormonal contraceptive at the same time. Some medicines can have an influence on the blood levels of Dianette and can stop it from working properly – for example:

  • some medicines used to treat epilepsyV026_0 9
  • some medicines used to treat HIV and Hepatitis C Virus infections (so-called protease inhibitors and non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors)
  • griseofulvin (an anti-fungal medicine)
  • certain antibiotics (oral tetracyclines)
  • certain sedatives (called barbiturates)
  • St. John’s Wort (a herbal remedy).

If you do need to take one of these medicines, Dianette may not be suitable for you or you may need to use extra contraception for a while. Your doctor, pharmacist or dentist can tell you if this is necessary and for how long.

Dianette can also affect how well other medicines work. Your doctor may need to adjust the dose of your other medicine. In addition, Dianette can also interfere with the results of some blood tests, so always tell your doctor that you are taking Dianette if you have a blood test. 

Taking Dianette with food and drink
There are no special instructions about food and drink while on Dianette.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Do not use Dianette if you are pregnant or are breast-feeding. If you think you might be pregnant, do a pregnancy test to confirm that you are before you stop taking Dianette.

Driving and using machines
Dianette has no known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.

Dianette contains lactose and sucrose
If you have been told by your doctor that you have intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before using Dianette.

Dianette and sun-beds or sun-lamps
Sun-lamps are used by some women for acne as well as to tan the skin. This is not a very useful treatment for acne. Do not use sun-beds or sun-lamps and avoid prolonged sunbathing if you are taking Dianette. Their use increases the chance of chloasma, a patchy discolouration of the skin (as it does with ordinary oral contraceptives).

Our Service


Prescription Orders:

NationWide Pharmacies Online Doctor service offers a fast and convenient way to order your prescription medication.

Simply follow the steps below:

1. Create your account

2. Select your medical condition

3. Complete the diagnostic consultation form

4. Select your treatment

5. Complete medical questionnaire

6. Complete checkout process and submit your order.

Our doctor will assess your questionnaire within 24 hours. Once your prescription has been approved it will be despatched from our pharmacy.


All orders are dispatched by Royal Mail 1st Class signed for delivery. The vast majority of orders are delivered next day however you should allow for up to 48 hours for delivery. In the case of high value orders we will from time to time use tracked courier services.

Next Day Delivery:

Guaranteed next working day delivery is subject to a delivery charge of £7.50. Orders are despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day. Next Day delivery orders need to be placed before 12pm (Mon-Fri). Your order will arrive before 1pm the next working day after it has been despatched.

Saturday Delivery:

Guaranteed Saturday delivery is subject to a delivery charge of £10.50. Orders are despatched by Royal Mail Special Delivery Saturday. All Saturday delivery orders need to be placed no later than 12pm Friday’s. Your order will arrive before 1pm on the Saturday.

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