Diane-35 Australia is generally prescribed for treatment of signs of androgenisation among women (i.e. severe acne), or for control of excessive growth of facial and/or body hair (i.e. hirsutism). Diane-35 Australia can also be used by women as a mean of contraception and to prevent pregnancy. Diane-35 Australia contains such hormones as progestogen and oestrogen. Hereby, its performance is similar to the combined oral contraceptive birth control pill, which is well-known as ‘the Pill’. Diane-35 Australia should not be used in conjunction with other hormonal contraceptives.

Diane-35 Australia should be taken in amount of one tablet per day and approximately at the same time every day. Diane-35 Australia should be taken every day regardless if you have sex. Swallow the tablet whole together with water. This drug can be taken both before and after food. Take your first Diane-35 Australia tablet from the red area of the blister pack, which corresponds to the day of the week. Keep following the direction of the arrows provided on the blister pack until you finish all the tablets. The new blister pack should always be started on the same day of the week as previous pack. In addition, you must also use additional barriers of contraception (e.g. condoms and/or a cap/diaphragm plus spermicide) during the first 14 days of taking Diane-35 Australia.

Your physician should advise you the best time to start in case if you are taking Diane-35 Australia after delivering a baby or after the miscarriage or abortion.

Side Effects

Be careful, if you notice any of the following side effects while taking Diane-35 Australia and inform your doctor immediately:

  • nausea;
  • changes in weight;
  • headache and migraines;
  • changes in mood and depression;
  • pain or tenderness in breast.

The list below describes serious side effects, but they rarely happen among the patients, who take Diane-35 Australia. Regardless, you still should know all of them and seek immediate medical assistance and/or hospitalisation, if you observe any of the following:

  • pain in arms, chest or below the breastbone;
  • difficulties in breathing and/or breathlessness;
  • abnormal weakness, numbness;
  • sudden ‘pins and needles’ on the face, arms or legs;
  • severe abdominal pain;
  • sudden dizziness, trouble walking, temporary loss of coordination or balance;
  • fainting or collapse;
  • severe headaches or migraines;
  • sudden problems eyesight.

The abovementioned side effects can be possible signs of a blood clot (i.e. thrombosis).

However, you can also experience the following:

  • coughing with blood;
  • jaundice (yellowish skin and/or eyes);
  • breast lumps;
  • unexplained sudden vaginal bleeding.


Abstain from taking Diane-35 Australia, if you are having or have had before some of the following:

  • a mini-stroke (TIA or Transient Ischaemic Attack);
  • angina (chest pain);
  • migraine, which is accompanied by visual symptoms, as well as weakness and/or numbness, speech disability;
  • diabetes mellitus accompanied by blood vessel damage;
  • severe liver disease;
  • pancreatitis;
  • cancer, which may develop under the influence of sex hormones (e.g. breast or genital organs);
  • unexplained vaginal bleeding;
  • a benign or malignant liver tumour.

Do not mix Diane-35 Australia, if you are already taking another hormonal contraceptive. Do not take this medicine in case of pregnancy or if you suspect to be pregnant. Do not take this drug if you are breastfeeding. Keep away from children. Avoid from taking this medicine after it has expired (see the pack and blister). Abstain from taking Diane-35 Australia, if the package is damaged or has some signs of tampering.

The detailed leaflet of Dianed-35 Australia can be found at the official website, doctor’s office or via customer support.