Isac 10mg Capsule
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Isac 10mg Cap is a type of vitamin A, which is used for conditions of the skin such as acne. The generic name of this medicine is isotretinoin.
Uses of Isac 10mg Cap
- Several types of acne (especially nodular)
- Skin cancer
Contraindications of Isac 10mg Cap
- Individuals allergic to this medicine or other vitamin A containing medicines
- People with complaints of high cholesterol (lipids)
- Children under 12 years of age
- Liver condition
- Dry skin
Side effects of Isac 10mg Cap
- Dry and chapped lips
- Buzzing or ringing sensations in the ears
- Pain in the lower abdominal area
- Vision impairment
- Swelling and bleeding gums
- Abnormal hair growth
- Issues of the pancreas
- Worsening of condition of people with psychological disorder
Precautions and Warnings of Isac 10mg Cap
Can I take Isac 10mg Cap during pregnancy?
The administration of this medicine is not prescribed during the period of pregnancy. Women belonging to the reproductive age group are suggested to go for contraceptive measures if they are on the prescription of this medicine.
Can I take Isac 10mg Cap while breastfeeding?
This medicine is not recommended to be prescribed to a breastfeeding mother, as the medicine passes into the milk and can harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
It is not advised to drive if side effects like drowsiness and troubling vision arise after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Drinking alcohol while being on the prescription of this medicine can be harmful as it leads in faster heartbeats, nausea and, even, vomiting.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are allergic to soya
- You experience mood swings, depression and suicidal tendencies after taking this medicine
- You experience extreme dryness in skin after the administration of this medicine or you are sensitive to skin infections
- You have liver diseases
- You have high levels of lipids or vitamin A
- You are taking an antibiotic known as tetracycline
Mode of Action of Isac 10mg Cap
How Does It Work?
The composition of Isac 10mg Cap acts by blocking the oil secretion from the skin underlying glands. The action helps in the faster renewal of skin cells, thereby helping in the eradication of acne. This medicine is also used in the management of nodes, which do not respond to antibiotics.
Directions for Use of Isac 10mg Cap
It is mandatory to follow the dosage of Isac 10mg Cap written by the doctor. The medicine is usually advised to be taken with food.
Interactions of Isac 10mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- This medicine results in decreasing the effect of progesterone-based contraceptives
- Coupling anticonvulsants with this medicine can result in a decreased effect of the latter
- Medicines used for bacterial infections, like tetracyclines, can lead to an increase in the concentration of this medicine
- Other form of vitamin A combined with this medicine can produce same effects as observed in the overdose of this medicine
Interactions with food items
Meals with high fat or oil content are not recommended for the tenure of this medicine.
Other general Interactions
People who are down with jaundice or are advised to inform the doctor before getting on the prescription of this medicine. Those who are suffering from liver conditions and increased liver enzymes are advised to discuss the issues with a doctor as this medicine is known to increase liver enzymes which can be toxic to the organ. Individuals with high cholesterol are also advised to select other treatment options.
Storage and disposal of Isac 10mg Cap
The medicine needs to be kept at ambient room temperature without any direct contact with moisture, heat or sunlight. It should be disposed after the expiry date in a proper way suggested by the pharmacist.
Dosage of Isac 10mg Cap
An overdose of Isac 10mg Cap can result in several side effects such as stomach pain, facial flushing, dizziness, headache, loss of balance and vomiting. A person suspected of an overdose is advised to visit a medical professional at the earliest.
Missed a Dose
A missed dose needs to be atoned at the earliest, but if the upcoming scheduled dosage is close, it is advised to skip the missed dose and continue with the schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can a person use moisturisers around or on the acne affected area?
A: The skin tends to get scaly after the administration of this medicine; hence, other moisturisers can be used/applied. However, it is advised to select the moisturiser after the advice of the doctor to prevent any interactions.
Q: Can I take aspirin while on a prescription of this medicine?
A: Coupling aspirin with this medicine can cause serious side effects.
Q: Can I donate blood while on a prescription of this medicine?
A: It is ideal and advised to wait for at least a month after finishing the medication before resuming the donation of blood.
Q: Is the medicine a habit-forming prescription? How safe is it for individuals with mental issues?
A: There are no reports of an addiction-forming effect regarding this medicine. It is advised not to prescribe this medication to any individual with mental issues or who have a suicidal tendency.
Q: How safe is the prescription?
A: The medicine is not for children under 12 years of age.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:02 PM (IST)
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