Actame 5mg Capsule
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Actame 5mg Cap is a form of vitamin A (antiacne) medicine that is used in the treatment of acne. The generic name of this medicine is isotretinoin.
Uses of Actame 5mg Cap
The uses of Actame 5mg Cap are in the remediation of nodular acne and various cases of skin cancer.
Contraindications of Actame 5mg Cap
- Liver disease
- High levels of lipids (cholesterol) in blood
- Allergic to this medicine or other Vitamin A medicines
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- High levels of vitamin A
- On the prescription of tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic)
Side effects of Actame 5mg Cap
- Severe allergic reactions
- Kidney problems
- Chapped lips
- Temporary worsening of acne
- Dry eyes, mouth or skin
- Dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds
- Abnormal hair growth
- Bleeding, redness or swelling of the gums
- Bone pain
- Hearing problems or ringing in the ears and vision issues
- Severe psychological disturbances including suicidal tendencies
- Stomach and pancreas problems.
- Growth problems in children
Precautions and Warnings of Actame 5mg Cap
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is highly unsafe to take this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning to start a family as it can prove fatal for the unborn baby.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
Do not use this medicine while breastfeeding as it is known to pass via the breastmilk, which will affect the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
The usage of this medicine may cause night vision problems and drowsiness; hence, do not drive or operate tools and machines if you experience such symptoms after taking the medication.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
The consumption of alcoholic beverages must be avoided during the tenure of the administration of this medicine as it may lead to side effects such as fast heartbeat, nausea and vomiting.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are on the prescription of tetracyclines, suffering from liver diseases or high cholesterol levels, higher levels of vitamin A and psychological disorders, allergic to soya and pregnant or currently breastfeedingread less
- Do not start, alter or stop this medicine on your own without a valid prescription and a proper consulation. Consult your doctor on the completion of the treatment for follow-up on your condition. Do not suggest this medicine to anyone with similar symptomsread less
Mode of Action of Actame 5mg Cap
How Does It Work?
The composition of Actame 5mg Cap helps in the quick renewal of the skin by reducing the secretion of oil by the oil glands present in the skin.
Directions for Use of Actame 5mg Cap
Administer this medication as prescribed by your doctor. Do not overdose yourself with this medicine This medicine is for oral use only and it should be swallowed (not chewed or crushed) whole with water.
Interactions of Actame 5mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Other medicinal forms of Vitamin A
- Anticonvulsant medicines
- Contraceptive pills
Interactions with food items
This medicine does not have any interactions with food; nevertheless, it would be beneficial to avoid the intake of oily and junk food during the prescription period of this medicine.
Other general Interactions
This medicine is known to have interactions with medical conditions such as liver disease, high cholesterol levels and high levels of vitamin A. Also, pregnant and breastfeeding women are also advised to avoid its medication.
Storage and disposal of Actame 5mg Cap
This medicine needs to be stored in a closed container at ambient temperature far from moisture, heat and reach of children. The use of this medicine should be avoided beyond the date of expiry. Medical waste management instructions by your pharmacist should be followed in the disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Actame 5mg Cap
This medicine should be used at equally measured doses as instructed by the doctor. The overdose of Actame 5mg Cap may lead to adverse side effects such as headache, stomach pain, dizziness, facial flushing, loss of balance and vomiting. Medical aid is strictly essential in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
In the case of a missed dose, try to administer this medicine as soon as you realise it. But if it is time for the upcoming dose, then the missed dose can be skipped and the regular dosing schedule should be followed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What information should I provide my healthcare provider before starting this medicine?
A: Kindly report your entire medical/surgical history along with any history of liver disorders and high cholesterol levels or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding to your doctor. Also, let your doctor know of all prescription (tetracyclines), non-prescription and herbal medications.
Q: Is this dosage suitable for the administration to children, since the dosage is low?
A: This medicine is only to be used by adults, do not administer this medicine to children below 12 years of age. Kindly consult your doctor for child-specific dosage of this medicine.
Q: Is this medication legalised in India?
A: Yes, this medicine has been legalised in India and can be purchased by producing a proper and valid medical prescription.
Q: What measures do I need to take if I am pregnant while taking this medicine?
A: While using this medicine, if you discover that you are pregnant, do not continue the use of this medicine and immediately consult your doctor for further course of action.
Q: How many times a day should I take this medicine?
A: Generally, this medicine is prescribed twice a day; however, your doctor will determine the dosage of Actame 5mg Cap.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 12:29 PM (IST)
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