Isotroin (Accutane)10 Mg

$5.50

Active IngrediantIsotretinoin
Generic NameIsotroin
ManufacturerCipla Ltd
Strength10 Mg
Dosage TypeCapsule
Packaging TypeFoil in Box
Contains10 Caps

Description

Isotroin 10 mg Capsules (Isotretinoin)

Composition (other strengths may be available from other manufacturers) 
  • Isotroin-5
  • Each soft gelatine capsule contains
  • Isotretinoin IP…………………..5 mg
  • Isotroin-10
  • Each soft gelatine capsule contains
  • Isotretinoin IP…………………..10 mg
  • Isotroin-20
  • Each soft gelatine capsule contains
  • Isotretinoin IP…………………..20 mg
  • Isotroin-30
  • Each soft gelatine capsule contains
  • Isotretinoin IP…………………..30 mg
Dosage Form

Soft gelatin capsule

Uses
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne, which has not responded to other treatments including antibiotics.
How it works

Isotretinoin belongs to a class of medication called retinoids (forms of vitamin A). It works by decreasing the amount of oil secreted by oil glands thus helping the skin to renew quickly.

What does Isotroin Contains?

Isotroin 10 mg capsules contains an active ingredient called Isotretinoin. Each soft gel capsule of Isotroin contains 5 mg of the active ingredient Isotretinoin.

How Isotroin 10 mg capsules works?

It works by decreasing the amount of oil secreted by oil glands thus helping the skin to renew quickly. Isotroin capsules (Isotretinoin) will also assist in reducing the bacteria, inflammation and open clogged pores.

How should I use Isotroin 10 mg capsules?
  • Take Isotroin 10 mg capsules exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
    Always take Isotroin capsules with a full glass of water to prevent the capsule from melting in your esophagus (food pipe), causing irritation. Do not chew or suck on the capsule. Swallow it as quickly as possible.
  • Your acne may seem to get worse at first, but should then begin to improve.
  • To be sure Isotroin capsules are not causing harmful effects, your blood may need to be tested often. Your liver function may also need to be tested. Visit your doctor regularly.
  • Never share Isotroin by Cipla (Generic Accutane) with another person even if they have the same symptoms you have.
Common side effects

Abnormal hair growth on a women’s face and body, Dry skin, Nail changes, Excessive sweating, Impaired wound healing, Cracking or peeling of skin, Bleeding gums, Changes in skin color, Dry or cracked lips, Nosebleeds, Voice changes and hoarseness

What is the most important information I should know about isotretinoin?

Isotretinoin in just a single dose can cause severe birth defects or death of a baby. Never use this medicine if you are pregnant or may become pregnant.

You must have a negative pregnancy test before taking isotretinoin. You will also be required to use two forms of birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. Stop using isotretinoin and call your doctor at once if you think you might be pregnant.

EXPERT ADVICE
  • Do not take isotretinoin, if you are allergic to isotretinoin, vitamin A or any other ingredients of the capsule.
  • Follow adequate contraceptive measures while on treatment with oral or topical isotretinoin.
  • Do not use if you are planning to become pregnant, already pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Women must use at least two methods of contraception while using isotretinoin to avoid becoming pregnant. Even men receiving isotretinoin must use contraception.
  • Do not take vitamin A supplements with isotretinoin.
  • Use sunscreen to protect skin from sunlight and UV rays (like sunlamps or tanning beds) while on isotretinoin treatment.
  • Do not use waxing for hair removal or do any dermabrasion or lazer skin treatments while on therapy with isotretinoin.
  • Do get your blood lipid levels, liver function, blood cell count and pregnancy test done before starting isotretinoin.
  • Do not donate blood till 30 days have passed after last capsule is taken.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Isotretinoin

Q. Is isotretinoin a ste**id?
No, isotretinoin is not a ste**id.
Q. Is isotretinoin effective? Can it be used for oily skin? Can it be used for mild acne and does it clear scars permanently?
Isotretinoin is effective when used for indication and at doses advised by the doctor. It should not be used merely to treat oily skin. It should not be used for mild acne but only for severe acne which has not responded to other treatment. It may not clear scars permanently.
Q. How long can I use isotretinoin?
Isotretinoin has to be used for at least 4-6 weeks. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding the duration of use and do not self-medicate or use for extended period of time.
Q. Can isotretinoin be taken with milk?
Yes isotretinoin can be taken with milk.
Q. Does isotretinoin cause weight gain/weight loss/hair loss/affect menstrual cycle?
Isotretinoin is not known to commonly cause weight gain/weight loss/hair loss/affect menstrual cycle.
Q. Should isotretinoin be taken by pregnant women?
Isotretinoin should be not be used by pregnant women. Studies have shown that even with a single dose it is known to cause congenital defects in children. A woman should not get pregnant while on therapy with this drug and at least two forms of birth control must be used.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen/ creatinine/ vitamins/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ antibiotics with isotretinoin? 
There are no known drug-drug interactions between isotretinoin and ibuprofen/ creatinine/ vitamins other than Vitamin A/ Tylenol (paracetamol). However, vitamin A used in addition to isotretinoin can cause vitamin A toxicity. Tetracycline antibiotics and isotretinoin may lead to increase in pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Doctor’s advice should be strictly followed about taking any medications along with isotretinoin.
Q. Is isotretinoin same as tretinoin/ Accutane?
Accutane is the brand name for isotretinoin. Isotretinoin and tretinoin are different from each other, but they are forms of vitamin A and have similar indications of use.
Q. Is isotretinoin a permanent cure for acne?
Isotretinoin is effective for severe acne not responding to other treatment. It does prevent acne from returning for a long time after a single course. However, in few cases, acne may return or flare-up.

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