Can I prolong the dose of Diane 35?
Q: I am on Diane 35 for the past two cycles, as prescribed by my doctor. I am getting married in the coming month. I wanted to know if I can extend the usage of the pills from 21 to 25 days, as my tablet free days clash with certain functions of my wedding, and I fear that I will get my period. Is it recommended and safe to extend the intake of the Diane 35 tablets beyond 21 days?
A:Instead of prolonging the dose of Diane 35, you can use another pill to postpone menstruation, i.e. norethisterone 5 mg - one tablet three times daily starting three days before the expected date of menstruation.