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ISOTRETINOIN 20MG
By SUN PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD
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Drug Information

What is Isotretinoin used for?

Isotretinoin is used for the treatment of cystic acne.

Isotretinoin may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Isotretinoin work?

Isotretinoin belongs to the class of drugs called retinoids. This drug acts by decreasing the production of facial oil or sebum and preventing the abnormal hardening of the skin. It also works by reducing the inflammation. Thus, it reduces the severity of acne.

How to use Isotretinoin?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Isotretinoin as prescribed by your doctor. It is available in tablet, capsule, or gel dosage forms.

  • Swallow the tablet/capsule whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet/capsule. Take Isotretinoin with food.
  • Apply Isotretinoin gel over the acne.

The overdose symptoms of Isotretinoin may include:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Facial flushing
  • Headache
  • Loss of balance

What are the drugs that interact with Isotretinoin?

Drugs that interact with Isotretinoin include the following:

  • Acitretin
  • Bexarotene
  • Minocycline
  • Phenytoin
  • Prednisone
  • Tetracycline

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Isotretinoin?

The following are the most common side effects of Isotretinoin tablet/capsule:

  • Dry mouth
  • Swelling of eyelids
  • Swelling of lips

The following are the severe side effects, and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Mood changes
  • Depression
  • Violent behaviour
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tingling sensation
  • Joint pain

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Isotretinoin?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Isotretinoin or similar drugs.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than prescribed.
  • Be cautious while using Isotretinoin if you have a kidney or liver impairment.
  • Avoid Isotretinoin during pregnancy and breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is unknown.
  • Do not stop using Isotretinoin abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure the sunlight while using Isotretinoin.

What should you tell your doctor before using  Isotretinoin?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Isotretinoin

  1. Is it safe to alter the dose of Isotretinoin?
  2. No. It is not safe to change the dose of Isotretinoin unless suggested by the doctor.

  3. Is it safe to use Isotretinoin in patients with a history of osteoporosis?
  4. No. Isotretinoin is not safe to use in patients with a history of osteoporosis.

  5. Should I follow any special dietary instructions while using Isotretinoin tablet?
  6. Isotretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A. Therefore, avoid foods rich in vitamin A as it may worsen the side effects of Isotretinoin.

  7. How long does Isotretinoin tablet take to show its effect?
  8. A complete clearing of acne may be achieved within 16 to 24 days of continued treatment.

  9. Is it safe to use Isotretinoin in patients with glaucoma?
  10. No. Use of Isotretinoin should be avoided in patients with glaucoma.

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