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Getting acne after discontinuing pill. Taken yasmin, femodene. Ask doctor online

I am concerned about acne after coming off the pill . Last time I stopped taking it I started getting acne again after years so I went back on it. I d like to stop taking it again. I changed from a pill similar to yasmin/ dianette to one called femodene which is lower oestrogen i believe several months ago so i m hoping this might have helped the transition as i ve read very bad things about women coming off Dianette-style pills. I have been told that I could try cutting down to wean my body off. Is this something that might help (e.g. taking half a pill for a couple of weeks then a quarter then stopping)
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Hello.Thanks for your query.
Homonal therapy is indicated for acne resistant to treatment by other methods and is of benefit in controlling the acne by the effects of the component hormones on their receptors.Such women experience increased acne lesions on the lower one-third of the face, including the jawline and upper neck, and a tendency for the development of painful nodules. A tendency toward peri-menstrual flares or an exacerbation of acne in the one to two weeks prior to menstruation also indicates a hormonal influence.
You should visit a dermatologist to switch over to other methods of acne control 'before ' you stop the pill.Any agent for acne control requires 4-6 weeks to start showing an effect, hence starting prior is necessary.
It is not necessary to 'wean off' these pills; nor there are standardized regimens to do so.If you have to stop taking them, you simply have to stop that.
Hope this is helpful,take care!
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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