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(sye PROE ter one & ETH in il es tra DYE ole)
Canadian Brand Names
Cyestra-35; Diane-35®; Novo-Cyproterone/Ethinyl Estradiol
Mexican Brand Names
Acne Products; Estrogen and Progestin Combination
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to cyproterone, ethinyl estradiol, or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Blood clots, breast cancer, diseased arteries in the brain, disease of a heart valve with complications, endometrial cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, liver disease, liver tumor, severe headache, tumor where estrogen makes it grow, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.
• If you have major surgery and need bedrest.
• If you are a heavy smoker (more than 15 cigarettes per day) and older than 35 years of age.
• If you have not started menstruating.
• If you turned yellow during pregnancy or with estrogen-based or hormone contraceptive use.
• If you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
How does it work?
• This medicine may decrease free testosterone levels.
How is it best taken?
• Follow directions given by healthcare provider or read the package insert.
• Take this medicine at a similar time of day.
What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible and return to your regular schedule.
• Missed dosing information can be found in the package insert or call healthcare provider for instructions.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• If you are taking a blood thinner, check blood work (prothrombin time/INR). Talk with healthcare provider.
• Check blood pressure and heart rate regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
• If you are diabetic, you will need to monitor blood sugars closely.
• Check blood work (cholesterol panel). Talk with healthcare provider.
• Have a yearly eye exam.
• Periodic breast (monthly self-exam) and yearly gynecologic exams are important.
• If you miss two menstrual periods in a row, take a pregnancy test before starting a new dosing cycle.
• Follow up with healthcare provider yearly.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Read the package insert for more details.
Created: 2007-06-05 08:27:04.0
Modified: 2010-03-25 09:11:23.0
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