Diane-35 Side Effects


Diane-35 is a type of oral birth-control medication that can also help treat acne. There are potential side effects associated with this medication, as there are with other types of birth-control pills. Talk to your doctor about any risks and report any side effects to him. Diane-35 is not available in the United States and is not approved by the FDA. It is sold in Canada, Asia and Europe, but recently lost approval in France and is under review in Canada.


  • Diane-35 is a type of birth control pill that has a dual role of fighting acne. According to diane35.com, Diane-35 prevents excess oil and greasy skin by regulating the hormone androgen.

Underlying Conditions

  • If you have hypertension, diabetes or are obese, Diane-35 can cause water retention, which will make such medical conditions worse. Also, do not take Diane-35 if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are nursing.

Common Side Effects

  • The most common side effects of Diane-35 include nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, vomiting, dizziness, breast tenderness or pain, excessive fatigue and feet or ankle swelling.

Less Common Side Effects

  • Other less common, bothersome side effects may include weight changes, body hair growth or loss, libido changes, appearance of brown spots on your skin and sunlight sensitivity.

Rare Side Effects

  • Rare side effects include vision changes, severe abdominal pain, calf pain, groin pain, abrupt coordination changes, breathing difficulties, slurred speech and coughing of blood. Seek emergency medical attention if you experience such side effects.


  • Tell your doctor about any other medications you take, as some drugs can interfere with Diane-35 and cause adverse reactions. Do not suddenly stop taking Diane-35 or change dosages of other medications without consulting with your doctor first.

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