Cyproterone Acetate, an antiandrogen and progestin medication, is used in conditions related to excessive androgen, such as unwanted hair growth, prostate cancer, early puberty, and acne. It is also a component of some birth control pills. It is available as a tablet to be taken orally or as an injection.
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Will I be able to conceive naturally with PCOS?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I got married before 1.5 years. I have had PCOS since I was young. I remember that I had various types of medication as I did not get my periods regularly in the initial stages. My mother had taken me to many doctors, including Ayurveda, homeopathy, and allopathy. Befor... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.It is good that you continued Ginette 35 (Cyproterone acetate and Ethinyl estradiol) to date. Your menses would have been regular after being placed on Ginette 35 to date as I presume. If you wish to conceive, then you must stop the pills after completing this pack and ... Read Full »
What is the reason for my thick and foul-smelling discharge?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, and my husband is 30 years old, and I have PCOS from the past 11 years. We are married for a year and a half. My periods are irregular, and sometimes I do not get periods for 8 to 9 months. I used to get periods after taking Meprate. With Clomifene, I got two cycles... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), you should plan the treatment first and then plan a pregnancy. This involves weight reduction, oral contraceptive pills for three months, the ones with Cyproterone acetate to reduce testosterone levels and also most import... Read Full »
What are the side effects of taking birth control pills for acne?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17 year old female. I am currently taking the birth control pill Dianette for my moderate acne. I am only on day five but, have read many worrying effects about this pill such as blood clots, excessive weight gain, and cancer risk. I was wondering if these health claims are all... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. You are taking Cyproterone and Ethinylestradiol which is used in severe acne that is not responding to other treatments. The side effects you mentioned occur rarely and in the high-risk group of people with a family history of breast cancer, ... Read Full »
Is it normal to have cramps during periods, even after taking medication?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old. I weigh 60 kg, and my height is 156 cm. And I have a PCOS problem, so my doctor put me on Krimson 35. I finished one strip of it, and today I got my periods after five days. But now, I am having horrible cramps and pain. Is this normal? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. If the pains are not reduced despite taking Krimson 35, you can consult your doctor for changing the medicines. Also, besides the change of medications, you need to follow the under mentioned guidelines:- ... Read Full »
How do Deviry and Krimson affect pregnancy?
Query: Hi doctor, I missed my periods for the last four months. So, I had Deviry 10 mg two tablets a day for five days, but I did not get periods. Then, I started taking Krimson 35 for 21 days. Still, I did not get periods. Then I had a pregnancy test and unfortunately, it turned to be positive. Now, I am ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Deviry is progesterone and it would have supported the pregnancy. But, Krimson 35 contains Cyproterone acetate. It is a category C drug and not to be taken during pregnancy at all. In fact, Krimson35 is advised only in cases of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). Now, yo... Read Full »
Should I continue Krimson 35 for prolonged bleeding and pain?
Query: Hello doctor, I have PCOS. I had my last periods before seven months. Then I had just spotting last month. I consulted a doctor for the same, and she prescribed me Regesterone 5 mg two tablets for ten days, followed by one tablet a day for 10 days. She also suggested Krimson 35 from the second day ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having breakthrough bleeding as you missed Regesterone tablets. I would recommend you to continue taking Krimson 35 (Cyproterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) and add tablet Tranex MF (Tranexamic acid and Mefenamic acid) acid 500 mg thrice a day until bleeding... Read Full »
My daughter suffers with heavy periods and weight gain. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 years old and weighs 99 kg. She has immense pains during periods following which she cannot go to school for around 10 days a month. She has PCOS. She is in grade 10. She was on tablet Deviry and Ovacare. She also faints at times during periods. Earlier, she used to blee... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. She is a case of PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome). She is having anovulatory cycles with decreased estradiol levels and painful menses with severe premenstrual symptoms. She needs to be placed on low dose oral contraceptive pills for at least three to six months and M... Read Full »
Is it safe to take Meprate continuously for irregular periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from PCOD for the past nine years and my periods are irregular. I have to take medicine to get my cycle and I take Meprate for getting my period. Can I take Meprate tablet every month to regularize my cycle? Is it safe to take? Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is fine to take Meperate, but I would like to know a few things. For how long have you been taking? How many days is your cycle? Have you been on other medications too? I would advise you to get these tests on day 2 of your periods: 1. Serum FSH (follicle-sti... Read Full »
My periods are irregular and not conceiving. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have had a history of irregular periods and now I am failing to get pregnant. To highlight about my past, I started having my periods from the age of 14 and had irregular periods always. Sometimes, I had heavy flow for 7 to 8 days and sometimes it was scanty for only 2 days. I was put ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are a clear cut case of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). If you are not intending to get pregnant soon, then you should be started on monthly pills of Krimson 35 or Ginette 35 with Cyproterone acetate from day 3 of your cycle for at least three to six month... Read Full »
Will continuous intake of Diane-35 help in missing a period?
Query: Hello doctor, I started to take a birth control pill. The pill name is Diane-35, it is taken for 21 days and seven days for rest. I have just finished the first pack of 21 pills, and as far as I understand, that my period should come in these seven days, right? And also I have read on the internet ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is correct that if you have taken these pills for 21 days, your periods are expected to come in the next few days, as it will cause hormonal withdrawal which leads to cause bleeding. It is true that if you continue to take these medicines your periods will be... Read Full »