Diane®-35 ED (Di·ANNE Ee·Dee)
Active ingredient(s): [cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol]
Consumer Medicine Information (CMI)
This leaflet provides important information about using Diane-35 ED. You should also speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you would like further information or if you have any concerns or questions about using DIANE®-35 ED.
Where to find information in this leaflet:
1. Why am I using DIANE®?
2. What should I know before I use DIANE®?
3. What if I am taking other medicines?
4. How do I use DIANE®?
5. What should I know while using DIANE®?
6. Are there any side effects?
7. Product details
1. Why am I using DIANE®-35 ED?
DIANE®-35 ED contains the active ingredients cyproterone acetate and ethinylestradiol.
DIANE® 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 ED 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 estrogen 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 ED you may also experience the following benefits:
- more regular and lighter periods – potentially resulting in a decreased risk in anemia (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.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why this medicine has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
2. What should I know before I use DIANE®-35 ED?
Do not use DIANE®-35 ED if:
- you are allergic to cyproterone acetate and/or ethinylestradiol (the active ingredients in Diane-35 ED) and any of the ingredients listed at the end of this leaflet.
- Always check the ingredients to make sure you can use this medicine.
Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include:
- shortness of breath
- wheezing or difficulty in breathing
- swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body
- rash, itching or hives on the skin.
Diane-35 ED is not for use in men.
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you are taking antiviral medicines which contain ombitasvir, paritaprevir, or dasabuvir, and combinations of these. These antiviral medicines are used to treat chronic (long-term) hepatitis C (an infectious disease that affects the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus).
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you have, or have had, a blood clot in:
- the blood vessels of the legs (deep vein thrombosis – DVT)
- the lungs (pulmonary embolism – PE)
- the heart (heart attack)
- the brain (stroke)
- other parts of the body.
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you are concerned about or have an increased risk of blood clots.
Blood clots are rare. Very occasionally blood clots may cause serious permanent disability and may even be fatal.
All combined oral contraceptive pills, including Diane-35 ED, increase the risk of having a blood clot. However, the risk of having a blood clot when taking Diane-35 ED is less than the risk of having a blood clot during pregnancy.
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you are concerned about an increased risk of blood clots because of age or smoking.
The risk of having a heart attack or stroke increases as you get older. It also increases if you smoke. You should stop smoking when taking Diane-35 ED, especially if you are older than 35 years of age.
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you have, or have had:
- blood clots in your legs
- any blood clotting disorders such as Protein C deficiency, Protein S deficiency, Leiden Factor V mutation, Antithrombin III deficiency or other inherited blood clotting conditions.
- A confirmed blood test showing:
– increased levels of homocysteine
– antiphospholipid antibodies (APLAs) e.g. anticardiolipin-antibodies and lupus anticoagulant. These may increase your risk for blood clots or pregnancy losses (miscarriage).
- major surgery after which you have not been able to move around for a period of time
- angina (chest pain)
- a mini stroke (also known as TIA or transient ischemic attack)
- migraine, where you have also had problems with seeing, speaking or had weakness or numbness in any part of your body
- high risk of blood clots due to conditions such as diabetes with blood vessel damage, severe high blood pressure or severe high or low level of fats in your blood
- pancreatitis (an inflammation of the pancreas) associated with high levels of fatty substances in your blood
- severe liver disease and your liver function has not returned to normal
- a benign or malignant liver tumour
- cancer that may grow under the influence of sex hormones (e.g. of the breast or the genital organs)
- meningioma or history of meningioma (a generally benign tumour of the tissue layer between the brain and the skull)
- unexplained vaginal bleeding.
If any of these conditions appear for the first time while using Diane-35 ED, stop taking it at once and tell your doctor. In the meantime, use non-hormonal (barrier) methods of contraception (such as condoms or a diaphragm).
Do not take Diane-35 ED if you are using another hormonal contraceptive.
Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant.
Do not breast-feed if you are taking this medicine. Do not give this medicine to a child.
Do not take this medicine after the expiry date printed on the pack and blister. The expiry date is printed on the carton and on each blister after “EXP” (e.g. 11 18 refers to November 2018). The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. If it has expired return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Do not take this medicine if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering.
If the packaging is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
If you are not sure whether you should start taking this medicine, talk to your doctor.
Check with your doctor if you:
- you smoke
- you, or anyone in your immediate family has had blood clots in the legs (DVT), or lungs (PE), a heart attack, a stroke, breast cancer or high cholesterol.
- have any other medical conditions like
– high blood pressure
– heart valve disorders or certain heart rhythm disorders
– polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal condition which can cause menstrual irregularity and excess hair growth
– hyperhomocysteinaemia, a condition characterised by high levels of the amino acid homocysteine in the blood
– severe high or low levels of fats in the blood.
- take any medicines for any other condition
- Ask your doctor to check if you:
– are overweight
– have any hereditary or acquired conditions that may make it more likely for you to get blood clots
– have high cholesterol or triglycerides
– have liver disease
– have jaundice (yellowing of the skin) and/or pruritus (itching of the skin) related to cholestasis (condition in which the flow of bile from the liver stops or slows)
– have gall bladder disease
– have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease)
– have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE – a disease affecting the skin all over the body)
– have haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS – a disorder of blood coagulation causing failure of the kidneys)
– have sickle cell disease
– have a condition that occurred for the first time, or worsened during pregnancy or previous use of sex hormones (e.g. hearing loss, a metabolic disease called porphyria, a skin disease called herpes gestationis, a neurological disease called Sydenham’s chorea)
– have chloasma (yellowish-brown pigmentation patches on the skin, particularly of the face) – if so, avoid exposure to the sun or ultraviolet radiation
– have hereditary angio-oedema – you should see your doctor immediately if you experience symptoms of angio-oedema, such as swollen face, tongue and/or pharynx and/or difficulty swallowing or hives together with difficulty in breathing.
If any of the above conditions appear for the first time, recur, or worsen while taking Diane-35 ED, you should tell your doctor.
Diane-35 ED contains lactose.
If you have an intolerance to some sugars, tell your doctor before you start taking Diane-35 ED.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell him/her before you start taking Diane-35 ED.
During treatment, you may be at risk of developing certain side effects. It is important you understand these risks and how to monitor for them. See additional information under Section 6. Are there any side effects?
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or intend to become pregnant.
Talk to your doctor if you are breastfeeding or intend to breastfeed.
If you do not wish to fall pregnant, you should use additional barrier contraceptive precautions (e.g. condoms or a diaphragm) when you stop taking Diane-35 ED.
If you are considering becoming pregnant, it is recommended that you begin taking a vitamin supplement containing folic acid. It is best that you start taking folic acid tablets before you stop taking Diane-35 ED and not stop until your doctor advises this. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about suitable supplements. It is both safe and recommended that you take folic acid during pregnancy
3. What if I am taking other medicines?
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any medicines, vitamins, or supplements that you buy without a prescription from your pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and Diane-35 ED may interfere with each other. These include:
|Medicines used to treat:||Examples of drugs:|
Barbiturates (e.g. Phenobarbitone),
|HIV||Ritonavir or Nevirapine|
|Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)||Boceprevir, Telaprevir|
|Fungal infections||Ketoconazole and Griseofulvin|
|High blood pressure, chest pain and/or irregular heartbeats||Diltiazem, Verapamil|
|Anti-inflammatory medicine to treat pain||Etoricoxib|
|Medicines used to relax the body||Tizanidine, Melatonin or Midazolam|
|Medicine that helps with breathing||Theophylline|
|Herbal medicines containing St John’s Wort|
These medicines may be affected by Diane-35 ED, or may affect how well it works. Your doctor may need to alter the dose of your medicine or prescribe a different medicine.
- can have an influence on the blood levels of Diane-35 ED
- can make it less effective in preventing pregnancy or
- can cause unexpected bleeding.
You may need to use additional barrier methods of contraception (such as condoms or a diaphragm) while you are taking any of these medicines with Diane-35 ED and for some time after stopping them.
Your doctor will be able to tell you how long you will need to use additional contraceptive methods.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines that you need to be careful with or avoid while taking this medicine
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure about what medicines, vitamins or supplements you are taking and if these affect Diane-35 ED.
4. How do I use DIANE®?
How much to take/use?
- Take one 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.
- Follow the instructions provided and use Diane-35 ED until your doctor tells you to stop.
- You may have to take Diane-35 ED for at least 6 months before you see an improvement in your condition. The length of treatment depends on the severity of the condition and how well it responds to treatment.
- You may be advised by your doctor to stop Diane-35 ED 3 to 4 months after your symptoms have completely resolved.
- You should have regular check-ups with your doctor to determine how long to keep taking Diane-35 ED.
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.
Take your first tablet from the red area on the blister pack corresponding to the day of the week.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the blister pack until all the tablets have been taken.
A period should begin 2-3 days after starting to take the white inactive tablets (last row) and may not have finished before the next pack is started.
Always start a new blister pack on the same day of the week as your previous pack.
Taking Diane-35 ED for the first time
If you are starting Diane-35 ED after a natural cycle, and you have not used a hormonal contraceptive in the past month, start on the first day of your period, i.e. on the first day of your menstrual bleeding.
You must also use additional barrier contraceptive precautions (e.g. condoms or a cap or diaphragm plus spermicide) for the first 14 days of tablet-taking when having intercourse.
Your doctor will advise you when to start if you:
- are taking Diane-35 ED after having a baby
- have had a miscarriage or an abortion.
Changing from another contraceptive
Changing from a combined oral contraceptive:
Start taking Diane-35 ED on the day after taking the last active tablet in your previous Pill pack. Bleeding may not occur until the end of the first pack of Diane-35ED.
If you are not sure which were the active/inactive tablets in your previous Pill pack, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Your previous Pill pack may have different colour tablets to those of Diane-35 ED.
Changing from a vaginal ring:
Start taking Diane-35 ED on the day of removal of the last vaginal ring.
Changing from a progestogen-only pill (‘minipill’):
Stop taking the minipill on any day and start taking Diane-35 ED at the same time the day after you took your last minipill.
You must also use additional barrier contraceptive precautions (e.g. condoms or a cap or diaphragm plus spermicide) for the first 14 days of tablet-taking when having intercourse.
When to take Diane-35 ED
- Diane-35 ED should be at the same time every day.
If you forget to use Diane-35 ED
Diane-35 ED should be used regularly at the same time each day. If you miss your dose at the usual time and take the missing tablet within 12 hours of missing it, you should still be protected against pregnancy.
If you are more than 12 hours late follow these detailed instructions:
For Diane-35 ED to be most effective, beige active tablets need to be taken uninterrupted for 7 days.
If you have been taking the beige active tablets for 7 uninterrupted days and miss a beige active tablet, take the missed tablet as soon as you remember, then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally, even if this means taking two tablets in one day at the same time.
You will not need to use additional barrier contraceptive precautions.
The chance of pregnancy after missing a beige active tablet depends on when you missed the tablet. There is a higher risk of becoming pregnant if you miss a beige tablet at the beginning or end of a pack.
If after taking your missed tablet you have less than 7 days of beige active tablets left in a row, you should finish the active tablets in your pack but skip the white inactive tablets and start a new pack with the beige active tablets corresponding to the correct day of the week.
This is the best way to maintain contraceptive protection. However, you may not have a period until the end of the beige active tablets of the second pack. You may have spotting or breakthrough bleeding on tablet-taking days.
If you have been taking the beige active tablets for less than 7 days and miss a beige active tablet, take the missed tablet as soon as you remember, then go back to taking your medicine as you would normally, even if this means taking two tablets in one day at the same time. In addition, you must also use additional barrier contraceptive precautions (e.g. condoms or a diaphragm) for the next 7 days.
If you have had sexual intercourse in the preceding 7 days, there is a possibility of pregnancy and you may need emergency contraception. You should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forget to take more than one beige active tablet, seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about what to do.
If you have had sexual intercourse in the week before missing your tablets, there is a possibility of becoming pregnant. You should discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you miss a white inactive tablet, you do not need to take them later because they do not contain any active ingredients. However, it is important that you discard the missed white tablet(s) to make sure that the number of days between taking active tablets is not increased as this would increase the risk of pregnancy. Continue with the next tablet at the usual time.
Please see the diagram at the end of this leaflet entitled “Summary of advice if you missed an active tablet more than 12 hours ago”.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
If you use too much DIANE®-35 ED
If you think that you have used too much Diane-35 ED, you may need urgent medical attention.
You should immediately:
- phone the Poisons Information Centre
(by calling 13 11 26), or
- contact your doctor, or
- go to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital.
You should do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning. You may need medical attention.
If you take several beige active tablets at once, you may feel sick or vomit or may bleed from the vagina. Even girls who have not yet started to menstruate but have accidentally taken this medicine may experience such bleeding
5. What should I know while using DIANE®-35 ED?
Things you should do
Tell any other doctors, dentists, and pharmacists who treat you that you are taking this medicine.
If you are about to have any blood tests, tell your doctor that you are taking this medicine. It may interfere with the results of some tests.
Have regular check-ups with your doctor. When you are taking Diane-35 ED, your doctor will tell you to return for regular check-ups, including getting a Cervical Screening Test. Your doctor will advise how often you need a Cervical Screening Test. A Cervical Screening Test can detect abnormal cells lining the cervix. Sometimes abnormal cells can progress to cancer.
If you are about to start on any new medicine, remind your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking Diane-35 ED.
Stop taking DIANE®-35 ED, call your doctor straight away or go to an Emergency Department at your nearest hospital if you notice following signs:
- one-sided swelling of the leg and/or foot or along a vein in the leg
- pain or tenderness in the leg which may be felt only when standing or walking
- increased warmth in the affected leg; red or discoloured skin on the leg
- sudden onset of unexplained shortness of breath or rapid breathing
- sudden coughing or coughing up of blood
- sharp chest pain or sudden severe pain in the chest which may increase with deep breathing
- severe light headedness or dizziness
- rapid or irregular heartbeat
- sudden pain, swelling and slight blue discoloration of an extremity
- sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- sudden confusion, slurred speech or aphasia; sudden partial or complete loss of vision, double vision, painless blurring of vision which can progress to loss of vision
- sudden, severe or prolonged headache with no known cause
- loss of consciousness or fainting with or without seizure.
- pain, discomfort, pressure, heaviness, sensation of squeezing or fullness in the chest arm, or below the breastbone
- discomfort radiating to the back, jaw, throat, arm, stomach
- feeling of being full, having indigestion or choking
- sweating, nausea, vomiting
- extreme weakness and anxiety
If you are going to have surgery, tell the surgeon or anesthetist beforehand that you are taking Diane-35 ED. The risk of having blood clots is temporarily increased as a result of major surgery, any surgery to the legs or pelvis, neurosurgery or major trauma. In women who take Diane-35 ED, the risk may be higher.
In women at risk of prolonged immobilization (including major surgery, any surgery to the legs or pelvis, neurosurgery, or major trauma), your doctor may tell you to stop taking (in the case of elective surgery at least four weeks in advance) and not resume until two weeks after complete remobilization. Another method of contraception should be used to avoid unintentional pregnancy. Your doctor may prescribe other treatment (e.g. treatment for blood clots) if Diane-35ED has not been discontinued in advance.
Other risk factors for blood clotting include temporary immobilization including air travel of greater than 4 hours, particularly in women with other risk factors. Consult your doctor if you plan to air travel for greater than 4 hours.
Consult your doctor if you develop high blood pressure while taking Diane-35 ED – you may be told to stop taking it.
If you become pregnant while taking this medicine, tell your doctor immediately.
If you vomit within 3-4 hours or have severe diarrhoea after taking a beige active tablet, the active ingredients may not have been completely absorbed. This is like missing a tablet. Follow the advice for missed tablets.
If you have unexpected bleeding and it continues, becomes heavy, or occurs again, tell your doctor. When taking these tablets for the first few months, you can have irregular vaginal bleeding (spotting or breakthrough bleeding) between your periods. You may need to use sanitary products, but continue to take your tablets as normal. Irregular vaginal bleeding usually stops once your body has adjusted to Diane-35 ED, usually after about 3 months.
If you have missed a period, but you have taken all your tablets, it is unlikely that you are pregnant, as long as:
- you have taken the beige active tablets at the right time
- you have not been taking medicine(s) that may interfere with Diane-35 ED.
- you have not vomited or had severe diarrhea during this cycle.
If this is so, continue to take Diane-35 ED as usual. If you have any concerns consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you miss your period twice in a row, you may be pregnant even if you have taken Diane-35 ED correctly. Stop taking Diane-35 ED and seek advice from your doctor. You must use a non-hormonal method of contraception, (such as condoms or a diaphragm) until your doctor rules out pregnancy.
Diane-35 ED will not protect you from HIV-AIDS or any other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), such as chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus and syphilis.
To protect yourself from STIs, you will need to use additional barrier contraceptives (e.g. condoms).
Remind any doctor, dentist or pharmacist you visit that you are using Diane-35 ED.
Things you should not do
You can stop taking Diane-35 ED at any time.
It is possible that the original condition may recur once Diane-35 ED is stopped. Do not start taking Diane-35 ED again without seeing your doctor first.
Do not take Diane-35 ED to treat any other conditions, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not give your medicine to anyone else.
Do not stop taking your medicine or change the dosage without checking with your doctor. You may become pregnant if you are not using any other contraceptive and you stop taking Diane-35 ED, or do not take a tablet every day
Looking after your medicine
- Keep your tablets in a cool dry place where the temperature stays below 25°C
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them. If you take the tablets out of the pack, they may not keep well.
Follow the instructions in the carton on how to take care of your medicine properly.
Store it in a cool dry place away from moisture, heat or sunlight; for example, do not store it:
- in the bathroom or near a sink, or
- in the car or on window sills.
Keep it where young children cannot reach it.
A locked cupboard at least one-and-a-half meters above the ground is a good place to store medicines
When to discard your medicine
If your doctor tells you to stop taking this medicine or the expiry date has passed, ask your pharmacist what to do with any medicine that is left over.
Return any unused medicine to your pharmacist
Getting rid of any unwanted medicine
If you no longer need to use this medicine or it is out of date, take it to any pharmacy for safe disposal.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date.
6. Are there any side effects?
All medicines can have side effects. If you do experience any side effects, most of them are minor and temporary. However, some side effects may need medical attention.
See the information below and, if you need to, ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any further questions about side effects.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Diane-35 ED.
This medicine helps most women, but it may have unwanted side effects in some women.
All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Do not be alarmed by the following lists of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Less serious side effects
|Less serious side effects||What to do|
||Speak to your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects and they worry you|
Serious side effects
The following list includes very serious but rare side effects. You may need urgent medical attention or hospitalization.
|Serious side effects||What to do|
The side effects listed above are possible signs of a blood clot (thrombosis)
|Call your doctor straight away or go straight to the Emergency Department at your nearest hospital if you notice any of these serious side effects.|
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything else that may be making you feel unwell.
Other side effects not listed here may occur in some people.
Blood clots and Diane-35 ED
Blood clots may block blood vessels in your body. This type of blood clot is also called thrombosis.
Blood clots sometimes occur in the deep veins of the legs. If a blood clot breaks away from the veins where it has formed, it may reach and block the blood vessels of the lungs, causing pulmonary embolism.
Blood clots can also occur in the blood vessels of the heart (causing a heart attack) or the brain (causing a stroke).
Blood clots are a rare occurrence and can develop whether or not you are taking Diane-35 ED. They can also happen during pregnancy. The risk of having blood clots is higher in Diane-35 ED users than in non users, but not as high as during pregnancy.
The risk of a blood clot is highest during the first year of taking Diane-35 ED for the first time, or after having a break from Diane-35 ED for 4 weeks or more.
If you notice possible signs of a blood clots, stop taking Diane-35 ED and consult your doctor immediately. To prevent pregnancy, you must also use additional barrier contraceptive precautions (e.g. condoms or a diaphragm).
If you are concerned about an increased risk of blood clots while on Diane-35 ED, speak to your doctor.
Cancer and Diane-35 ED
Diane-35 ED contains a progestogen and an estrogen hormone, and therefore works similarly to the combined oral contraceptive birth control pill, the Pill.
Breast cancer has been diagnosed slightly more often in women who take the Pill than in women of the same age who do not take the Pill.
This slight increase in the numbers of breast cancer diagnoses gradually disappears during the course of the 10 years after women stop taking the Pill.
It is not known whether the difference is caused by the Pill. It may be that these women were examined more often, so that the breast cancer was noticed earlier.
It is important that you check your breasts regularly and contact your doctor if you feel any lumps.
In rare cases benign liver tumours and, even more rarely, malignant liver tumours have been reported in users of the Pill. These tumours may lead to internal bleeding.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have severe pain in your abdomen.
Cervical cancer has been reported to occur more often in women who have been taking the Pill for a long time. This finding may not be caused by the Pill, but may be related to sexual behavior and other factors.
For high doses (25 mg and above) of cyproterone acetate, an increased risk of a benign brain tumor (meningioma) has been reported. If you are diagnosed with meningioma, your doctor will stop all cyproterone containing products, including Diane-35 ED as a precautionary measure (see section ‘Do not take Diane-35 ED’).
Reporting side effects
After you have received medical advice for any side effects that you experience, you can report side effects to the Therapeutic Goods Administration online at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Always make sure you speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you decide to stop taking any of your medicines.
7. Product details
This medicine is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
What DIANE®-35 ED contains
Each white inactive tablet contains:
|Potential allergens||Tablets do not contain gluten.
Tablets also do not contain tartrazine or any other azo dyes
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
What DIANE®-35 ED looks like
Diane-35 ED active tablets are beige and round.
Diane-35 ED inactive tablets are white and round.
Diane-35 ED comes in a box containing either 1 or 3 blister packs. Each blister pack contains 21 beige active tablets and 7 white inactive tablets.
Diane-35 ED is AUST R 33647.
Who distributes DIANE®-35 ED
Made in Germany for:
Bayer Australia Ltd.
ABN 22 000 138 714
875 Pacific Highway
Pymble NSW 2073
Bayer New Zealand Limited
P O Box 2825
Free Phone 0800 233 988
This leaflet was prepared in Feb 2022.
See TGA website (www.ebs.tga.gov.au) for latest Australian Consumer Medicine Information.
See MEDSAFE website (www.medsafe.govt.nz) for latest New Zealand Consumer Medicine Information.
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|8. SUMMARY OF ADVICE IF YOU MISSED AN ACTIVE TABLET
MORE THAN 12 HOURS AGO.
|Before missing your tablet, did you take beige active tablets for the previous 7 days?||No||Did you have sex in the 7 days before missing the tablet?||→||No||Take the tablet missed AND use extra barrier precaution for 7 days. If there are fewer than 7 beige active tablets left in the pack, finish the beige active tablets and go straight to the beige active tablets of the next pack. This means you skip the white inactive tablets.|
|Yes||See your Doctor or Pharmacist for advice|
|Yes||Does your pack still have 7 active beige tablets in a row to follow?||→||No||Take the tablet you missed AND complete taking the beige active tablets. Skip the white inactive tablets. Start your next pack with beige active tablets.|
|Yes||Take the tablet you missed AND complete the pack as normal.|