Cybelle also acts like an oral contraceptive, by preventing the release of eggs and thickening the mucus in the neck of the womb to stop sperm passing through. The patient should not take another oral contraceptive while taking these tablets.
Contents : Cyproterone + Ethinylestradiol
Each tablet contains cyproterone acetate 2 mg and ethinyl estradiol 35 mcg.
Cyproterone and ethinylestradiol treat the signs of androgenisation in women through different but complementary mechanisms. As a combined oral contraceptive, they suppress ovulation, decrease the receptivity.
Cyproterone acetate is an anti-androgen. The ovaries produce androgens (male sex hormones) to change into estrogens (female sex hormones). Androgens can stimulate growth of hair on the face and body, and production of sebum (oil from the skin). If the skin produces too much oil, the pores of the skin will become blocked, which can lead to spots. Cyproterone acetate acts by reducing the amount of androgens released by the ovaries and by reducing the amount that can act in the body.
Ethinylestradiol is an estrogen (female sex hormone) which should be given in combination with cyproterone acetate.
Duration of Treatment: The duration of treatment depends on seriousness of the clinical picture; in general this can be several months. It is recommended to keep taking Cybelle for at least 3-4 more cycles after disappearance of symptoms.