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Acnestar 10mg Capsule

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By MANKIND PHARMACEUTICALS LTD
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
72.07*
MRP 87.89
15% OFF
3% EXTRA
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Isotretinoin(10.0 Mg)
therapy
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-ACNE

Medical Description

Acnestar Capsule contains isotretinoin as an active ingredient. It is used to treat severe forms of acne when other therapies like antibiotic therapies are not responsive. Isotretinoin is a derivative...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Directions for Use
    Interactions
    Storage and disposal
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
    Other Products
    Quick Summary
uses

Uses of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

Acnestar Capsule is used to treat severe forms of acne and acne unresponsive to antibiotic therapy.
contraindications

Contraindications of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

  • If you are allergic to isotretinoin or other components of this medicine.
  • If you have liver or pancreas problems.
  • If you are pregnant and breastfeeding.
  • If you have higher levels of lipid in the blood.
  • If you have abnormal levels of vitamin A in the body.
  • Antibiotics from class tetracycline must not be used along with this medicine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

  • Headache
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye irritation
  • Nasal dryness
  • Dry skin
  • Muscle pains
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Acnestar Capsule during pregnancy?
A:
Avoid this medicine during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or planning for a baby before initiating treatment with this medicine. If you become pregnant while taking the treatment inform the doctor immediately.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Acnestar Capsule while breastfeeding?
A:
It is not known if the component of this medicine passes in breast milk. To avoid possible risk breastfeeding must be discontinued while receiving treatment with this medicine.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive after consuming Acnestar Capsule?
A:
This medicine cause decreased night vision. Avoid driving and operating machinery during the nights.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol while taking Acnestar Capsule?
A:
No information is available about the interaction of this medicine with alcohol. Consult the doctor if you have a habit of drinking alcohol.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You suffer from psychiatric disorders like anxiety, mood changes, etc.
  • You are a male partner taking this medicine, it may harm the female partner's, unborn baby.
  • You may experience dry eyes or vision problem while taking this medicine.
  • You suffer from joint and body ache following treatment with this medicine.
  • You are a woman of childbearing age. The effective contraceptive measure must be used while taking this medicine.
  • You suffer from diabetes, obesity, liver or intestine disease.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight and ultraviolet lights.
  • You have an abnormal white blood cell count.
  • You must not donate the blood during the treatment and for at least 1 month after the treatment.
  • Acnestar Capsule must not be given to children under 12 years of age.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

How Does It Work?

Acnestar Capsule works by decreasing oil production on the skin which is the main cause of acne. It slows down the production of natural substances that cause acne.
directionsForUse

Directions for Use of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

  • This medicine may be taken with food. Follow the instructions given by the doctor.
  • Take this medicine regularly for optimal results.
interactions

Interactions of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines affect the way Acnestar Capsule works or this medicine itself reduces the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Inform the doctor regarding the medicines, supplements or herbals the child is taking or might take to avoid possible interaction. Inform the physician regarding a planned surgery or vaccination sche...
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  • Vitamin A supplements, certain birth control pills and antibiotics must not be taken while taking this medicine.
  • Medicines used for seizures like phenytoin and steroids must be used with caution as they cause weak bones if taken along.
storageAndDisposal

Storage and disposal of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

  • Store at a cool and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.
dosage

Dosage of Acnestar 10mg Capsule

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose are vomiting, facial flushing, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, etc must be reported to the treating doctor or nearby hospital. Always take the package of the medicine along w...
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Missed a Dose

You must never miss a dose of this medicine and take the missed dose as soon as possible. Avoid taking a double dose to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: For how long should I need to use Acnestar Capsule?

A: The duration of this medicine depends on the response to treatment. Follow the doctor's instructions and avoid stopping this medicine on your own. If you stop using it too soon, the acne may return or get worse.

Q: What is Acnestar Capsule used for?

A: This medicine is used to treat severe forms of acne and acne that are not responsive to antibiotic therapy.

Q: Is Acnestar Capsule safe to take in pregnancy?

A: Avoid this medicine during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the unborn. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or planning for a baby before taking this medicine. If you become pregnant while taking the treatment inform the doctor.

Q: Can I take Acnestar Capsule with food?

A: Take the medicine with or without food. Take this medicine as directed by the doctor.

Q: What precautions must I follow while taking this medicine?

A: Avoid cosmetic procedures to smooth the skin, including waxing, dermabrasion or laser procedures, while you are taking this medicine and for at 6 months after treatment. Avoid sunlight and ultraviolet lights and avoid giving this medicine to others with a similar problem.

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ContainsIsotretinoin(10.0 Mg)
UsesSevere acne
Side effectsHeadache, dry eyes, eye irritation, dry skin
Last Updated on: 25 Aug 2021 | 08:24 PM (IST)
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