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Dianette - welzo
Dianette - welzo


Dianette - welzo
Dianette - welzo
Sale price £19.99

Dianette is a combination oral contraception pill that also works to treat skin conditions such as hirsutism...

Dianette is a combination oral contraception pill that also works to treat skin conditions such as hirsutism and acne. Dianette contains anti-androgenic properties that can regulate hair growth and oil production in the glands.


Dianette as a Contraception

Contraceptive medications are used to prevent unwanted pregnancy and can also help to alleviate symptoms of menstruation. Dianette is a hormonal contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy and treat acne. Dianette has a strong success rate at preventing unwanted pregnancy and is often prescribed when traditional acne treatments have not been successful.  

What is Dianette and how does it work?

Dianette has two active ingredients; ethinylestradiol, a synthetic oestrogen and cyproterone, an anti-androgen. Androgens are the male hormones produced in some women, causing unwanted hair growth and oily skin. By reducing androgen, cyproterone reverses these effects. That's why it is often recommended to treat acne. Ethinylestradiol prevents pregnancy by preventing ovulation, the release of an egg.

Is Dianette right for me?

If you are looking for an effective oral contraceptive, Dianette may be right for you. However, it may not be suitable for you if you have the following:

  • If you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Dianette
  • If you have ever had a blood clot or are at risk of a blood clot
  • If you are using another hormonal contraceptive
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • If you have severe heart, liver or kidney problems
  • If you have high or low blood pressure
  • If you have ever had a migraine with aura
  • If you have ever had breast cancer
  • If you have or have ever had meningioma 
  • If you have unexplained bleeding from the vagina
  • If you are taking medication for hepatitis C

Side Effects

All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects of Dianette. However, these do not always occur and are mostly mild in nature. But if you experience any prolonged or worrying side effects of Dianette, please discontinue the medication immediately and consult your doctor.

Common side effects include:

  • Mood swings
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Weight gain
  • Sore or painful breasts

How to take Dianette?

Always take Dianette exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist. 

  • Dianette should be taken every day for 21 days
  • Take your pill at the same time every day
  • Start by taking a pill marked with the correct day of the week
  • Follow the directions of the arrows on the strip and take a pill every day until you have finished all 21
  • Then have 7 pill-free days
  • Start your next strip of Dianette after the 7 pill-free days, even if you are still bleeding
  • It can be taken with or without food, if necessary with a small amount of water
  • You must not take Dianette if you are pregnant 
  • It is not advised to take Dianette while breast-feeding

Warnings and Precautions

Dianette may not be safe if taken with other medication or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if any of the following applies to you:

DO NOT take Dianette:

  • If you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredients in Dianette
  • If you have ever had a blood clot or are at risk of a blood clot
  • If you are using another hormonal contraceptive
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • If you have severe heart, liver or kidney problems
  • If you have high or low blood pressure
  • If you have ever had a migraine with aura
  • If you have ever had breast cancer
  • If you have or have ever had meningioma 
  • If you have unexplained bleeding from the vagina
  • If you are taking medication for hepatitis C

The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.


Next Day Delivery Guarantee

All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.


Our Discreet Packaging Promise

We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!

Product reviews

Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.

Can I get Dianette on the NHS?

Whether or not you can get Dianette on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Dianette from the NHS.

Can you get Dianette over the counter?

No, you can’t get Dianette over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Dianette is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.

Can I buy Dianette online even if I have never taken it before?

A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched.

Is Dianette safe?

If you have been prescribed Dianette then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.

However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Dianette then you should contact a doctor immediately.

Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Dianette?

We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.

Can I buy Dianette from Boots?

It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Dianette, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.

Can I buy Dianette from Superdrug?

If you would like to buy Dianette, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.

Can I buy Dianette from Amazon?

Amazon does not sell medication such as Dianette, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.

How long does Dianette take to work?

The time it takes for a Dianette to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Dianette may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.

How effective is Dianette?

The effectiveness of Dianette can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

What are the risks of taking Dianette?

At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.

  1. Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
  2. Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Dianette.
  3. Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
  4. Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
  5. Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
  6. Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.

Can I buy Dianette in the UK?

Yes, you can buy Dianette in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Dianette is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

Are Dianette users satisfied with the product?

We have a list of reviews from customers taking Dianette at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Dianette head over to drugs.com for further details.

Can I buy Dianette from an online pharmacy?

This is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.

How much does Dianette cost?

The costs of Dianette are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as we do not sell Dianette.

When should the use of Dianette be avoided?

It should be avoided if you;

  • Are allergic to it
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Using any other hormonal contraceptive
  • Have clotting issues
  • Have liver disease
  • Had a heart attack in the past or are exposed to the cardiac risk factors
  • Have migraine with aura
  • Have a history of breast cancer

What if I forget to take Dianette?

If less than 12 hours have passed since the last forgotten pill, take the pill as soon as you remember, this may mean taking 2 pills in one day. If more than 12 hours have passed, take the most recently missed pill as soon as possible, even if it means taking 2 pills at once. However, your contraception may be reduced. Leave any earlier missed pills in the pack. 

Please speak with your doctor or pharmacist for more specific information in regards to a missed pill. 

Does Dianette protect me from sexually transmitted diseases?

No. It is just a contraceptive and doesn't offer any protection against sexually transmitted infections. You still need safe sex precautions to prevent STIs.

How long does Dianette take to treat acne?

For most users, the changes are visible within 3-6 months of regular use. However, there is no guarantee, as acne could be due to various other reasons which have nothing to do with Dianette.

What will happen in case of accidental overdosing from Dianette?

If you have taken more than one pill accidentally, you are more likely to experience side effects. It is unlikely to cause cause to harm. However, it is always advisable to seek medical advice in any sort of unintended misuse of medication. 

How good is Dianette for contraception?

This combined pill comes with excellent efficacy. When taken correctly it is more than 99% effective. 

No contraception is 100% effective.

Can Dianette cause weight gain?

Weight gain is one of the rare side effects of Dianette and other hormonal contraceptives. It is due to water retention in the body. However, this effect is not unique to it and can be experienced with any hormonal contraceptive. Consult the doctor to manage the weight gain.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Mizella Dimaliwat


Mozell Pelkowski

Discreet packaging for medication deliveries is important for people who value their privacy and security. It's a nice touch that shows a provider cares about their customers' needs.