Acutret 30mg Capsule
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The composition of Acutret 30mg Cap consists of isotretinoin, which is a form of vitamin A used as an anti-acne medicine.
Uses of Acutret 30mg Cap
- Doctors suggest Acutret 30mg Cap for the treatment of severe acne which does not respond to other treatment modalities. Other uses of Acutret 30mg Cap are to treat nodular acne and skin cancer.
Contraindications of Acutret 30mg Cap
- Pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers and women planning to get pregnant
- Allergy to this compound
- Liver disease
- Children under 12 years
- High Vitamin A levels
- High cholesterol and triglycerides
- Tetracycline users
Side effects of Acutret 30mg Cap
- Dryness of the mouth, eyes and skin
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Temporary worsening of acne
- Kidney disorders
- Severe allergies
- Abnormal hair growth
- Gastric and pancreatic disorders
- Bone pain
- Bleeding, swollen or red gums
- Vision problems
- Hearing difficulties
- Suicidal tendencies and other psychological problems
- Growth abnormalities in children
Precautions and Warnings of Acutret 30mg Cap
Can I take Acutret 30mg Cap during pregnancy?
Pregnant women should not take this medicine since it can cause serious problems. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, inform your doctor immediately.
Can I take Acutret 30mg Cap while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be taken by breastfeeding mothers since it permeates the milk and can cause harm to the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Since the medicine can cause dizziness, drowsiness and vision problems, one must be careful while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Consuming alcohol with this medicine is not safe since it causes increased heart rate, nausea and vomiting.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are a woman of childbearing age and are sexually active
- You are a woman planning a pregnancy
- You experience suicidal tendencies or any other disturbing thoughts
- You experience any nausea or vomiting when on this medicine
- You have high cholesterol
Mode of Action of Acutret 30mg Cap
How Does It Work?
This medicine reduces the production of oil that secretes from the oil glands of the skin and this helps in quicker regeneration of skin.
Directions for Use of Acutret 30mg Cap
Take the dosage of Acutret 30mg Cap as prescribed by your doctor, usually with food. Do not take this medicine on your own estimation.
Interactions of Acutret 30mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Tetracycline shows additive effects with this medicine
- Contraceptive pills with only progesterone may show decreased efficacy
- Other forms of vitamin A when taken together can cause overdose problems
- Effect is decreased by an anticonvulsant
Interactions with food items
One must avoid fatty and oily food while taking this medicine.
Other general Interactions
The medicine can affect liver and kidney disorders, hence it is important to give your doctor a complete medical history, along with all the medicines you are taking.
Storage and disposal of Acutret 30mg Cap
Store the medicine in a safe, dry place protected from moisture and sunlight. It should be kept away from the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Acutret 30mg Cap
Overdosing can cause symptoms like headache, balance problems, stomach ache, dizziness and facial flushing. It is advisable to seek immediate medical treatment if you suspect an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it when you remember. However, do not take a double dose if there is less time for your next dose. In this case, skip the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Does the medicine affect the skin when exposed to the sun?
A: Sensitivity to sunlight is increased by this medicine, hence one must use adequate protection and reduce sun exposure.
Q: Is this medicine safe for children?
A: Acutret 30mg Cap should not be given to children, unless specified by a doctor. The dose should be strictly adhered to.
Q: Can this medicine be taken without a prescription?
A: One cannot purchase this medicine without a prescription. Even for the renewal of a dose, a new prescription is needed.
Q: How long does it take for the medicine to show signs of its effects?
A: The medicine begins to work in 8-10 days.
Q: Should skin treatments be avoided with this medicine?
A: Though there are no severe effects, the capsule can increase the possibility of developing scars on the skin after treatment. This is why one must avoid any major laser treatments or waxing while taking the medicine.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:52 AM (IST)
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