Isobest 10mg Capsule
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Isobest 10mg Cap is a medication used for treating acne. Its composition includes isotretinoin which is a form of vitamin A. This medication is used to treat severe nodular acne which does not respond to other treatments, including antibiotics.
Uses of Isobest 10mg Cap
- Severe acne (specifically nodular acne)
- Skin cancer
Contraindications of Isobest 10mg Cap
- Allergic reaction to this medication
- Age lesser than 12 years
- Liver diseases
- High levels of lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides) in the blood
- Increased levels of vitamin A in the body (hypervitaminosis A)
- Tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic medication)
Side effects of Isobest 10mg Cap
- Chapped lips
- Dizziness and drowsiness
- Dry eyes, mouth or skin
- Dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds
- Temporary worsening of acne
- Severe allergic reactions
- Kidney problems
- Abnormal hair growth
- Bleeding, redness, or swelling of the gums
- Bone pain
- Hearing problems or ringing in the ear
- Vision issues
- Severe psychological disturbances including suicidal tendencies
- Growth problems in children
Precautions and Warnings of Isobest 10mg Cap
Can I take Isobest 10mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medication should not be taken if you are pregnant as it is known to cause severe birth defects in the foetus. Hence, if you are a sexually active woman and are prescribed this medicine, you will be strongly advised to use effective contraception during treatment.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
You should not take this medication if you are breastfeeding as this medication is likely to pass into your milk where it can cause harm to your nursing infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
It is advisable to be very cautious during driving at night as this medication can affect your vision in the night and cause drowsiness and dizziness.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
It is unsafe to consume alcohol when being treated with this medication as it can cause faster heartbeats, nausea and vomiting.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are a woman of childbearing age; you will be counselled to ensure that you are aware of, and are using effective contraception
- You experience headache and vomiting
- You experience depression, extreme anger, mood changes or thoughts about harming yourself or ending your life
- You have increased liver enzymes (laboratory test for liver-functioning)
- You have increased blood cholesterol
- You have very dry skin
Mode of Action of Isobest 10mg Cap
How Does It Work?
This medication decreases the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin and helps your skin to renew itself more quickly.
Directions for Use of Isobest 10mg Cap
Take this medication with food and swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water. This medication should be taken at the time advised by your physician.
Interactions of Isobest 10mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Medications like tetracycline show additive effects
- Progesterone-only contraceptive pills may be made less effective
- Other forms of vitamin A can cause overdose problems
- Anti-convulsion medications can reduce the effect of this medication
Interactions with food items
Take this medication along with food; it can increase heartburn if taken on an empty stomach. Avoid oily and junk food for the overall effect.
Other general Interactions
- Liver problems
- Kidney problems
- Psychological problems
Storage and disposal of Isobest 10mg Cap
Store in a cool and dry place. Do not keep it above 25°C. Keep it out of the reach of children.
Dosage of Isobest 10mg Cap
Follow the dosage of Isobest 10mg Cap that was prescribed by your doctor. Overdosing on this medication can cause dizziness, facial redness (flushing), headache, loss of balance, stomach pain and vomiting. If you experience these symptoms, immediately seek emergency medical help.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. If it is time for the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medications to compensate for the missed dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I take Isobest 10mg Cap without a prescription?
A: No, this medication cannot be taken without the prescription. For continuing the treatment, you will require a new prescription.
Q: How long I need to take this medication to see positive results?
A: You have to take this medication as directed by your physician. Complete the entire course. This medication starts showing results within 2 to 4 weeks, but this may vary from person to person.
Q: I have been taking this medicine for some time, and I have observed severe hair fall. Will this stop once I discontinue the medication?
A: This medication may cause hair fall. Consult your physician as soon as you can. Do not discontinue without your physician's orders.
Q: I have been taking this medicine and have now found out that I am pregnant. What should I do?
A: Immediately stop this medication and inform your doctor about your pregnancy. This medication can cause serious harm to the foetus. The decision to continue or discontinue the pregnancy should be taken in consultation with your doctor as there are high chances of having a baby with defects.
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Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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