Isoin 10mg Capsule
By WALLACE PHARMACEUTICALS
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Isoin 10mg Cap is a form of vitamin A and an anti-acne medication that is utilised for the control of nodular acne. The generic name of this medicine is isotretinoin.
Uses of Isoin 10mg Cap
- Acne (especially nodular acne)
- Skin cancer
Contraindications of Isoin 10mg Cap
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- On the prescription of tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic)
- Liver disease
- Allergic to this medicine or other vitamin A medicines
- High levels of vitamin A
- High levels of lipids (cholesterol) in blood
Side effects of Isoin 10mg Cap
- Eye and ear problems
- Pain in the bones
- Gastric and pancreas problems
- Suicidal tendencies and psychological issues
- Growth disturbances in children
- Dryness of mouth, skin and eyes
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- Chapped lips
- Nose bleeds
- Kidney disorders
- Critical allergic reactions
Precautions and Warnings of Isoin 10mg Cap
Can I take Isoin 10mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be administered or prescribed during pregnancy or if you are planning pregnancy as it is unsafe.
Can I take Isoin 10mg Cap while breastfeeding?
It is unsafe to use this medicine in the period of breastfeeding as it passes into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The medicine is known to cause dizziness and affect night vision; hence, you must avoid driving after its use.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
The consumption of alcohol must be avoided as it is unsafe and may lead to severe side effects such as vomiting or nausea.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience disturbed thoughts of killing yourself, sudden changes in mood or other mental health issue after administering this medicine
- You are taking tetracyclines
- You have increased levels of lipids, vitamin A and liver enzymes after taking this medicine
Mode of Action of Isoin 10mg Cap
How Does It Work?
The composition of Isoin 10mg Cap works by decreasing the secretion of oil by the oil glands on the skin, thereby leading to the quick renewal of skin.
Directions for Use of Isoin 10mg Cap
Administer this medication with water as prescribed by your doctor.
Interactions of Isoin 10mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Forms of vitamin A
- Contraceptive pills (especially progesterone)
Interactions with food items
This medicine does not interact with any food products. However, it is advisable to avoid the intake of junk and oily food along with the food rich in vitamin A as it may reduce the effectiveness of treatment process.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with elevated levels of liver enzymes, vitamin A or lipids, liver or kidney diseases or on the prescription of tetracycline must seek an alternative treatment. Pregnant and breastfeeding women along with children with less than 12 years of age must also refrain from the use of this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Isoin 10mg Cap
The medicine can be ideally placed in a closed container at room temperature without heat, moisture and sunlight. Medical waste management protocols needs to followed for the correct disposal of this medicine.
Dosage of Isoin 10mg Cap
An overdose of Isoin 10mg Cap leads to side effects like vomiting, headache, dizziness, flushing and loss of balance. You should seek urgent medical help in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
The missed dose should be taken at the earliest as it is recalled and skipped if it is nearly time for next dose. In the latter case, the regular dosing schedule needs to be followed.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I let my healthcare provider know before starting this medicine?
A: Kindly share entire medical history along with the consumption of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medicines and the status of pregnancy to your doctor.
Q: Is the dosage of this medicine suitable for children since it is low?
A: The dosage of Isoin 10mg Cap is meant for adults only. Please consult your doctor for the children-specific dosage of this medication.
Q: Can I increase the dosage of this medicine if I do not feel better?
A: Do not increase or alter the dosage of this medicine on your own without a doctor's advice. Please seek your doctor's consultation for any changes in the dosage.
Q: Can I continue to take this medicine if I do not feel better after the prescribed period?
A: Do not continue the intake of this medication if you do not feel better after the prescribed period of this medicine. Seek medical help in such cases
Q: How many times a day should I use this medicine?
A: The frequency of the course of this medicine will be regulated by your doctor after a complete evaluation of your condition. A follow-up visit with your doctor is mandatory upon the completion of the course to determine if you should continue this medicine or not.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 01:36 PM (IST)
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