Isoin 20mg Capsule
By WALLACE PHARMACEUTICALS
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The composition of Isoin 20mg Cap is isotretinoin. It belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids which are different forms of vitamin A. It is used for treating severe forms of acne.
Uses of Isoin 20mg Cap
- Severe acne (especially nodular)
- Cancer of the skin
Contraindications of Isoin 20mg Cap
- Allergic reaction to the medicine or others in its class
- Age less than 12 years
- Liver and kidney disease
- High levels of blood fat
- Increased levels of vitamin A in the body
- Antibiotic medications (such as tetracycline)
Side effects of Isoin 20mg Cap
- Chapped lips
- Dry eyes, mouth or skin
- Dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds
- Temporary worsening of acne
- Severe allergic reactions
- Kidney problems
- Abnormal hair growth
- Redness or swelling of the gums
- Bone pain
- Hearing problems or ringing in the ears
- Vision issues
- Growth problems in children
Precautions and Warnings of Isoin 20mg Cap
Can I take Isoin 20mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine is found to be harmful to the foetus. Please do not use this medication if you are pregnant or trying to have a baby.
Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
This medicine may be excreted into breastmilk. Do not take this medicine if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
Do not drive if you are feeling unwell. This medication can affect your night vision during treatment; hence, be alert while driving.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
It is unsafe to consume this medicine with alcohol as it can cause unpleasant symptoms like heartburn, warmth, nausea and vomiting.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You have symptoms such as fever, headache, tiredness and weakness
- You experience severe headaches, nausea, vomiting or vision problems
Mode of Action of Isoin 20mg Cap
How Does It Work?
This medicine works by reducing the skin's production of natural oil that causes acne. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness and swelling of the skin.
Directions for Use of Isoin 20mg Cap
Consult your doctor before taking this medication. Take this capsule with meals as food helps increased absorption of this medicine in the body. It is best to swallow the capsule with the glass of water; do not open or chew the capsules.
Interactions of Isoin 20mg Cap
Interactions with other medicines
- Tetracycline has additive effects
- Progesterone-only contraceptive pills may be less effective
- Other forms of vitamin A should be avoided as the combination can cause overdose problems
- Anti-convulsion medications may decrease the effect of this medicine
Interactions with food items
Take this medicine along with food as the risk of heartburn is increased if it is taken on an empty stomach. Avoid oily and junk food for the overall effect.
Storage and disposal of Isoin 20mg Cap
Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. Store in a closed container and at room temperature.
Dosage of Isoin 20mg Cap
The dosage of Isoin 20mg Cap that has been prescribed by your physician must be followed. The symptoms of an overdose include dizziness, facial flushing, headache, loss of balance, stomach pain and vomiting. Seek medical assistance in case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it when you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, you can skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule; do not double the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Isoin 20mg Cap cause abnormal hair fall ?
A: Hair thinning and hair fall is a side effect of high doses of this medicine. However, the hair fall is temporary, and you should start seeing your hair grow back once the treatment course is completed.
Q: Will this medicine permanently treat my acne?
A: This medicine is an effective long-term treatment for acne. It works best when the treated skin is under sun protection.
Q: Can I stop this medication immediately?
A: No, consult your doctor before stopping the medication.
Q: Can I take this medicine without a prescription?
A: This medicine should only be taken with a prescription. The continuation of a treatment involving the medicine requires a new prescription.
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Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 02:42 PM (IST)
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