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Have acne. Taking diane35. Is that a side effect? Any other contraceptive?

Hello doc.. I took diane35 pills last 2011 for almost a year. My skin was very clear and clean. But wen i stopped and resumed again june 2012, iv noticed acne came out. I did not continue the pill and managed the acnes by taking roaccutane capsule for a month. But this year month of january, i decided again to restart diane 35 pills as a contraceptive . For first weeks i noticed pimples came out and more for the following weeks. I finished now the pills. But im worried if ill still continue this for month of february. Or ill take another brand of pills?. I feel really bad of pimples i have now and scared to be worse again. I really need advise doc. Ill wait for the reply.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Thanks for the query.

Oral contraceptive pills are good in controlling acne.

This fluctuation in sevearity of acne was due to stoppage of pills.

You can continue with the same pills,

It will take some time to show response.

There is no need to change brand.

Please meet a dermatologist and discuss regarding this.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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