Cyproterone Acetate / Ethinylestradiol
Severe acne refractory to prolonged antibacterial therapy, mild to moderate idiopathic hirsutism, androgen dependent alopecia, and as oral contraceptives.
1 OD x 21 days from day 1 of menstrual cycle. Repeated after a 7-day interval, usually for months
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Bayer Schering Pharma
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Mode of Action
Cyproterone is a synthetic progestogen, which is an androgen inhibitor that also suppresses gonadotrophin secretion.
Diabetes, hypertension, asthma, depression, risk of thrombosis, fluid retention, amenorrrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, rule out any clotting system disturbances, epilepsy, tetany, varicose veins.
Pregnancy and lactation, thrombo-embolism, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, tumours, history of herpes, itching, jaundice of pregnancy
Prolonged amenorrhoea, nausea and vomiting, thrombosis [coronary and venous] hypertension, cardiovascular accidents, weight gain, vaginal candidiasis, fluid retention, hepatic tumours, change in libido.
Drug interactions:Rifampicin, hypoglycaemic agents, insulin, antibiotics, antiepileptics.