I 20mg Cap
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The generic name of I 20mg Cap is isotretinoin, which is a form of vitamin A. It is an anti-acne medicine that is used for the treatment of acne.
Uses of I 20mg Cap
- Acne (Nodular acne)
- Skin cancer
Contraindications of I 20mg Cap
- Allergy to the tablet or any of its components
- Tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic)
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Liver disease
- High levels of lipids (cholesterol) in blood
- High levels of vitamin A
Side effects of I 20mg Cap
- Dry eyes, mouth and skin
- Chapped lips
- Temporary worsening of acne
- Kidney disorders
- Bone pain
- Allergic reactions
- Stomach disorders
- Pancreas disorders
- Abnormal hair growth
Precautions and Warnings of I 20mg Cap
Can I take the medicine during pregnancy?
It is unsafe to use this medicine during pregnancy or if you are planning a pregnancy.
Can I take the medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine should not be administered while breastfeeding because it is not safe for the child.
Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
This medicine is known to inhibit your ability to drive by causing night vision problems; hence, it is advisable to not drive or operate tools and machines.
Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Avoid the consumption of alcoholic beverages along with this medicine as it is unsafe and may cause adverse effects such as increased heart beat, vomiting and nausea.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You wish to give this medicine to children
- You want to start, alter the dose or stop the medicine
- You have completed the course of this medicine
Mode of Action of I 20mg Cap
How Does It Work?
The composition of I 20mg Cap helps in the fast renewal of skin by decreasing the secretion of oil by the oil glands in the body.
Directions for Use of I 20mg Cap
- This medicine is for oral consumption only
- Administer I 20mg Cap as per the dosage prescribed by your doctor
- Swallow it whole, with water
- Do not chew, crush or break this medicine
- Follow up with your doctor on the completion of the course
Interactions of I 20mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Contraceptive pills
- Forms of Vitamin A
- Anti-convulsion medicines
Interactions with food items
I 20mg Cap for acne is not known to have any interactions with food products. However it is advisable to avoid the intake of oily food and junk food. Consult your doctor for more details.
Storage and disposal of I 20mg Cap
- Store this medication away from the reach of children
- Avoid usage of this medicine beyond the date of expiry
- Store in a closed container
- Keep in a dry place
- There are no special storage conditions needed for this medicine
- Kindly follow medical waste management instructions when disposing this medicine
Dosage of I 20mg Cap
I 20mg Cap dosage should be used responsibly. An overdose of this medication may lead to some related side effects. In case of an overdose, seek immediate medical help.
Missed a Dose
The usage of this medicine is continuous and at regular intervals; hence, do not miss a dose. In case of a missed dose, administer this medicine at the earliest; If it is time for the following scheduled dose, skip the missed dose and continue the regular dosage schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I inform my healthcare provider of before using this medication?
A: It is essential to report your complete medical history, the consumption of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medicines, any history of liver disorders, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q: How long should I use this medicine?
A: The duration of the course of this medicine is determined by your doctor. At the completion of the course, follow up with your doctor to determine if you should continue this medicine or not.
Q: How many times a day should I use this medicine?
A: The frequency of the course of this medicine will be determined by your doctor. Follow up with your doctor upon the completion of the course to determine if you should continue this medicine or not.
Q: When can I stop using this medicine?
A: Do not stop using this medicine on your own. Consult your doctor to determine whether or not to continue this medicine upon the completion of the course.
Q: What is the age limit for the use of this medicine?
A: This medicine can be used by adults and children above 12 years only. Consult your doctor for child specific dosage of this medication.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:45 AM (IST)
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