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Generic Name
Cyproterone acetate and Ethinylestradiol
Trade Name
Diane - 35
Risk Category
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Antiandrogen with estrogenic hormone for treatment of hirsutism.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Cyproterone is carcinogenic in animals producing hepatic tumors.
  • It causes feminization of male fetuses if used any time during pregnancy.
  • Exposure to estrogens in general in 1st trimester has been reported to cause congenital anomalies including eye, ear, cardiovascular defects and Down's syndrome.
  • Use of estrogenic hormones is contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Cyproterone and ethinylestradiol are excreted into milk.
  • Cyproterone should be used with caution because of possible anti-androgen effects in the newborns.
  • Estrogens decrease milk production.
  • Other Trade Names
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