SOTRET Gel 30gm

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Isotretinoin 0.05%
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Drug Information for SOTRET Gel 30gm

What is SOTRET Gel used for?

SOTRET Gel is used for the treatment of cystic acne.

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

How does SOTRET Gel work?

SOTRET Gel 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 SOTRET Gel?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use SOTRET Gel 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 SOTRET Gel with food.
  • Apply SOTRET Gel gel over the acne.

The overdose symptoms of SOTRET Gel may include:

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

What are the drugs that interact with SOTRET Gel?

Drugs that interact with SOTRET Gel 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 SOTRET Gel?

The following are the most common side effects of SOTRET Gel 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 SOTRET Gel?

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

What should you tell  your doctor before using  SOTRET Gel?

  • 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 SOTRET Gel

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

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

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

  7. How long does SOTRET Gel 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 SOTRET Gel in patients with glaucoma?
  10. No. Use of SOTRET Gel should be avoided in patients with glaucoma.


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