Co-cyprindiol and Epiduo gel


In many cases, taking the contraceptive pill Co-cyprindiol (also known as Dianette or Clairette) and applying the topical Epiduo gel can effectively cure hormonal acne in women.

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About Co-cyprindiol and Epiduo gel

How do I use Epiduo gel and Co-cyprindiol?

Apply a thin layer of Epiduo gel to clean, dry skin before going to bed. After using the cream, thoroughly wash your hands because it will bleach fabrics and hair and may cause eye irritation.

You should take Co-cyprindiol for 21 days, beginning on the first day of your period, followed by a 7-day break. If you take it in this manner and at roughly the same time every day, it will function as a contraceptive.

How does the combination of Co-cyprindiol and Epiduo gel work?

Epiduo gel contains both Adapalene and Benzoyl Peroxide and works to disrupt the skin processes that cause acne, kill bacteria that aids in the formation of acne, and peel the skin’s outer layer.

Co-cyprindiol (also known as Dianette or Clairette) treats acne by blocking the hormones that cause it.

Will Co-cyprindiol and Epiduo gel work as a treatment?

This treatment combination will be most effective for women who have pustules (small sore red spots with white tips). Combining Epiduo gel with the Co-cyprindiol contraceptive pill should help with both the cause and the appearance of acne.

Do Co-cyprindiol and Epiduo gel have any side effects?

Some women may experience side effects when taking Co-cyprindiol, as with many medications. Nausea, breast tenderness, mood swings, and headaches are all possible side effects.

Because epiduo gel makes the affected area more sensitive to sunlight, it is critical to wear appropriate sun protection. Peeling skin, redness, dryness, and a mild burning sensation may also occur in some people.

See the patient information leaflets for Epiduo and Co-cyprindiol for more information on side effects and proper use.

Is it safe to take these medications while pregnant or breastfeeding?

While pregnant or breastfeeding, neither Co-cyprindiol nor Epiduo gel should be used.

Will there be any interactions with other medications?

Epiduo gel should not be used concurrently with other products or medications containing Benzoyl Peroxide and/or retinoids.

Other medications may interfere with Co-effectiveness cyprindiol’s and ability to protect against pregnancy. You should inform us about any other medications you are taking so that we can safely prescribe the best acne treatment for you.

Acne Treatment Alternatives

Instead of the contraceptive pill Co-cyprindiol, you could be given oral antibiotics in addition to a topical gel or cream to treat your acne. Topical medications can also be given on their own.

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