Isotret Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids (vitamin A derivative).
It is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.
Isotret Capsule should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food, preferably at the same time each day to avoid a missed dose.
It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep taking the medicine regularly to get the most benefit.
If you notice no improvement after a few weeks, see your doctor again.
Most common side effects
The most common side effects include dry skin, rash, and increased liver enzymes. They are not usually serious and often disappear after getting used to the medicine but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor.
Isotret Capsule may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit your exposure to the sun.
It may also make your skin more fragile. Avoid any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment.
Additionally, it may cause dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes so drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer.
This medicine may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.
USES OF ISOTRET CAPSULE
Treatment of Acne
BENEFITS OF ISOTRET CAPSULE
In Treatment of Acne
Isotret Capsule helps treat acne by reducing the production of sebum (a natural substance) that causes acne.
This kills acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing.
It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep taking it even if it appears not to be working.
Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer.
This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free.
SIDE EFFECTS OF ISOTRET CAPSULE
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects
- Dry skin
- Increased liver enzymes
HOW TO USE ISOTRET CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Isotret Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW ISOTRET CAPSULE WORKS
Isotret Capsule is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acne. Also, the controlled sebum production kills acne-causing bacteria. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation (redness and swelling).
Your night vision may get worse during your treatment.
This can happen suddenly. Drowsiness and dizziness have been reported very rarely.
This may affect your driving ability.
If you experience excessive tiredness, puffy eyes and difficulty in urination while taking this medicine, inform your doctor and stop the therapy.
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ISOTRET CAPSULE?
Q. Is Isotret 20mg Capsule safe to use?
It should be used only for patients with severe nodular acne who are unresponsive to conventional therapy, including systemic antibiotics.
In addition, Isotret 20mg Capsule should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.
Q. Is Isotret 20mg Capsule a steroid?
Q. What are the recommended tests during Isotret 20mg Capsule therapy?
These levels will also be monitored 1 month after the start of treatment and subsequently at 3 monthly intervals unless more frequent monitoring is clinically indicated.
Q. Is the effect of Isotret 20mg Capsule permanent?
If at all a second course is required, one should wait for at least 8 weeks after completion of the first course.
This is because experience with Isotret 20mg Capsule has shown that the symptoms in the patients with acne may continue to improve following treatment with Isotret 20mg Capsule.