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the FDA is concerned about the side effects of 10 brands of birth
control pills sold in the US, and 4 of the pills that are already on
their list are a subject of a class action suit (Yaz®, Yasmin®, Beyaz®, Ocella®) .
the ban of Bayer's acne drug Diane-35 in France due to the number of
associated deaths and other serious health problems, and a follow up
investigation in the UK, Spain, Australia and other EU and middle
eastern countries as well as Canada, we feel that as a service to
our clients, we need to help them to understand these developments on
how this affects their own acne treatment options.
Diane-35 is a hormonal drug (cyproterone
- ethinyl estradiol) that was used to treat hormonal acne, especially
acne resulting from too much androgens (male hormones). It is also an
oral contraceptive (birth control pill). Diane-35 is not approved in the
US but it is was available in Canada, and like many other drugs,
unfortunately found its way to US consumers through so called "gray
Diane-35 is presently being investigated for a number of deaths, possibly caused by blood clots, and for non-fatal cases of thrombosis and arterial thrombosis.
In September 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the public that it is concerned
about the potential increased risk of blood clots with the use of
drospirenone-containing birth control pills. A number of US approved
birth control pills are on this warning list. Despite this warning, birth control pills are still liberally prescribed to women with acne even if their sexual life is not a factor.
not many patients know that most oral contraceptives are not
specifically developed and approved for use as an acne treatment but
rather for "off-label" use!
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