Acne Pill Diane-35 Linked to 100 Cases of Blood Clots?

Acne Pill Diane-35 Linked to 100 Cases of Blood Clots?

Diane-35 is authorized for acne treatment in France and for some European countries as a dual contraception-acne treatment solution. Diane-35, is authorized in more than 100 countries and used by millions of women worldwide as a contraceptive by blocking ovulation.  It should not be used in combination with other hormonal contraceptives because it may expose women to high doses of estrogen linked to thrombosis.

Move to suspend Diane-35 sales

In January, ANSM, French Health regulation suspended sales of Diane-35 because it was linked to 100 cases of blood clots in 25 years and four thrombosis deaths. Their move was triggered by the case of a badly handicapped 25-year old woman who suffered from stroke, which she associated to the use of later generation birth control pills.

European Medicines Agency (EMA) ruled out Friday, that the French initiated review of the risk of Acne Pill Diane 35 in developing blood clots in the veins, is low, when prescribed correctly. However, it stressed that Diane-35 and its generic should be used as indicated by Bayer. It should only be prescribed when other acne treatment alternatives have not worked, according to the package insert on Bayer’s website, and solely used in the treatment of moderate to severe acne in women of reproductive age. Then again, it is reviewing the risk of clots posed by the third and fourth-generation birth control pills that do not include Diane.

Diet and Acne

Due to heightened level of hormones, adolescents and those in their 20s can develop acne problems.

If you have acne, avoid certain food that will make it worst like pizza, salty foods like French fries, and chips, chocolates, nuts and products made with nuts like peanut butter, spicy foods, cola or other dark drinks, and sweet products.

Vegetables and fruits, chicken, fish, meat, cereal and grain, bread and coffee and tea will help with your acne problems.

Acne Treatments

Other than regularly washing your face, applying benzoyl peroxide and stress management, there are five acne treatments that you may have heard of.

1. Microdermabrasion – is a non-invasive procedure to eliminate acne scars and stimulate the production of new skin.
2. Heat therapy – is the use of pulsed light treatments destroy the acne bacteria and reduce the size of sebaceous glands to produce less oil.
3. Laser therapy like blue-light therapy, diode lasers, and high-intensity lasers – provide permanent results and usually require one treatment session.
4. Homemade Topical Remedies – though few dermatologists would recommend these anti-acne remedies, you can try toothpaste on trouble areas, raw egg whites, honey, lemons, and mask of cooked oatmeal.
5. Cell Salt Therapies – is similar to homeopathic medicine, which is done by placing tiny amounts of curative substance to alleviate the disorder.

Who should NOT take Diane-35?

Do not take this contraceptive this dual contraceptive-acne treatment solution if:
You have under diagnosed vaginal bleeding.

You have a liver disease.
You have a history of cholestatic jaundice.
You have severe diabetes.
You have cancer or have had liver tumors.
You have any eye problems like vision changes, partial or complete loss of vision.
You are pregnant.
You have an allergic to estradiol, cyproterone, or any ingredients of this medication.
You have abnormal bone growth in the ear.
You have blood clotting disorders like coronary artery disease, stroke, heart attack.

Always ask your doctor before you take Diane-35 in combination of other hormonal contraceptives.

Written by: Janet Grace Ortigas

12 Responses to "Acne Pill Diane-35 Linked to 100 Cases of Blood Clots?"

  1. Dave   May 30, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Thank you for these news. I think if Acne pill Diane-35 was once related to some of the health problems and even death, it’s enough for me to disqualify it. There are so many other acne care products to choose from! In whole I think that natural remedies and well balanced lifestyle are the best for curing acne.

  2. Jan Van Dusen   May 18, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Diet has nothing to do with acne; that was debunked decades ago. And old wives’ tales and folk remedies do not belong in a scientific article.


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