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Acutret 5mg Capsule
Acutret 5mg Capsule
Acutret 5mg Capsule
Acutret 5mg Capsule
Acutret 5mg Capsule

Acutret 5mg Capsule

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Isotretinoin(5.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

The composition of Acutret 5mg Cap contains isotretinoin, a type of vitamin A used for the treatment of severe acne and skin cancer.

Uses of Acutret 5mg Cap

  • Severe acne
  • Skin cancer

Contraindications of Acutret 5mg Cap

  • Allergic to this medicine
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Women of child-bearing age planning pregnancy
  • Children below 12 years of age
  • High cholesterol
  • Liver disease
  • Increased level of vitamin A
  • Tetracycline medication

Side effects of Acutret 5mg Cap

  • Chapped lips
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry eyes, mouth, and skin
  • Dry nose along with nose bleeding
  • Headache and severe acne
  • Kidney problems
  • Jaundice
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Bleeding red gums
  • Bone pain hearing impairment
  • Visual impairment
  • Psychological disturbance with suicidal tendency
  • Stomach and pancreatic problems
  • Growth problem in children

Precautions and Warnings of Acutret 5mg Cap


Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
Consumption of the medicine during pregnancy causes severe birth defects; hence, it must be avoided during pregnancy.

Breast Feeding

Can I take the capsule while breastfeeding?
The medicine asses into breast milk; hence, it must not be consumed during breastfeeding.


Can I drive if I have consumed the capsule?
If side effects of Acutret 5mg Cap like dizziness and visual impairment exist, then do not drive.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Consumption of alcohol with the medicine causes fast heartbeat, nausea, and vomiting.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You want to donate blood, because ones should not donate blood while on this treatmet. You are taking any vaccinations weekly.

Mode of Action of Acutret 5mg Cap

How Does It Work?

The medicine reduces the amount of oil excreted by the oil glands and thus is effective in the treatment of acne as excess oil is a prerequisite of acne. This medicine also aids in skin renewal.

Directions for Use of Acutret 5mg Cap

The medicine is to be swallowed whole without breaking the capsule. Take the dosage of Acutret 5mg Cap as advised by your doctor.

Interactions of Acutret 5mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

The medicine interacts with other medicines such as tetracycline showing additive effect, with progesterone reducing its impact, with vitamin A causing overdose problems, and becomes less effective in the presence of anticonvulsant medicines.
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Interactions with food items

Consumption of the medicine on an empty stomach causes heartburn, and thus must not be consumed on an empty stomach. However, consumption of oily and junk food must be avoided during treatment with the medicine.
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Other general Interactions

Enough data were unavailable. Kindly consult your doctor for more details.

Storage and disposal of Acutret 5mg Cap

Store the medicine out of reach of children and pets under room temperature away from excess heat and moisture.

Dosage of Acutret 5mg Cap


Overdose of the medicine causes dizziness, facial flushing, headache, loss of balance, stomach ache, and vomiting. In case of an overdose, immediately seek medical help.

Missed a Dose

Immediately take the missed dose, but make sure you do not overdose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I take the medicine without a prescription?

A: The medicine must not be taken without a prescription; a renewed prescription is needed for continuing the medicine.

Q: What should I do if while consuming Acutret 5mg Cap I get pregnant?

A: The medicine is known to cause severe birth defects in the foetus, so immediately inform your doctor if pregnancy is detected.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 09:56 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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