Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
By CIPLA LIMITED
10 Capsule(s) in Strip
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It is a form of vitamin A and anti-acne medication, which is used for treating skin conditions like acne. The generic name of this medicine is Isotretinoin. This medicine can have serious effects on the developing foetus and thus should not be used by pregnant women or planning for pregnancy. It is recommended that women use effective contraceptive methods during their course of treatment with Isotroin 10mg capsules. Dryness of skin is a common side-effect observed while you take this medicine.
Uses of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
- To treat various types of Acne (nodular acne).
Contraindications of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
- If you are allergic to the medicine or the active ingredient Isotretinoin or medicines containing vitamin A.
- If you have high levels of lipids (cholesterol) and vitamin A in the blood.
- If you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman.
- If you are taking tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic).
- If you are suffering from liver disease.
Side effects of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
- Chapped lips
- Dry skin
- Eye and ear problems
- Pain in the bones and joints
- Mood swings and irritability
- Gastric and pancreas problems
- Growth disturbances in children
- Dryness of mouth, skin and eyes
Precautions and Warnings of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Can I take Isotroin 10mg Capsules during pregnancy?
This medicine should not be administered during pregnancy or if you are planning to start a family as can cause serious harm to the developing foetus. It is recommended that women should use effective contraceptive methods while taking this medicine to avoid pregnancy. Inform your doctor immediately if you get pregnant while taking this medicine.
Can I take Isotroin 10mg Capsules while breastfeeding?
This medicine is unsafe and should be avoided while breastfeeding since it is known to pass into the breastmilk and can harm the baby.
Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
The administration of medicine causes dizziness and disturbed night vision. Hence, you should not drive after its use.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol intake with this medicine cause vomiting/nausea and increased heart rate. Hence, you should not take alcohol during the prescribed period of this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You experience depression, mood swings and suicidal tendencies after taking this medicine.
- You are planning to start a family or you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You suffer from excessive skin dryness after its administration (a good skin moisturiser is needed in that case).
- You experience headache and vomiting after its administration.
Mode of Action of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
How Does It Work?
The composition of Isotroin 10mg Capsules works by decreasing the secretion of oil by the oil glands present the skin, which helps in the quick rejuvenation of the skin.
Directions for Use of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Take this medicine as directed by your doctor. Do not break or crush the capsule. Always check the expiry date before consuming the medicine. Dispose of any unused or expired medicine.
Interactions of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
Interactions with other medicines
- Do not take vitamin A supplements or tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic), or use any skin
- treatments for acne while you are on Isotretinoin.
- Do not use skin agents that soften the keratin (a protein present in hair and skin) and agents that exfoliate the skin while on this medicine as it may increase skin irritation.
Interactions with food items
This medicine is not known to have interactions with any food products. However, it is advisable to avoid the intake of oily and junk food and food rich in vitamin A as they are known to delay the treatment process.
Other general Interactions
If you have liver or kidney diseases, elevated levels of liver enzymes, vitamin A or lipids and if tetracycline has been prescribed to you, you must refrain from the use of this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
This medicine needs to be kept in a closed container at room temperature devoid of heat, moisture and light. You are requested to adhere to medical waste management instructions while disposing of this medicine.
Dosage of Isotroin 10mg Strip Of 10 Capsules
An overdose of Isotroin 10mg Capsules can cause side effects such as headache, vomiting, dizziness, flushing and loss of balance. An overdose should be immediately reported to a doctor.
Missed a Dose
If in case of a missed dose, it is recommended that you must administer it 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 before using this medication?
A: It is extremely necessary to report your complete medical history, the consumption of all prescription, non-prescription and herbal medicines, and if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy to the doctor for the effective evaluation of your condition.
Q: How long should I use this medicine?
A: The duration of the course of this medicine is decided by your doctor based on your condition and lab results. After the course, go for a follow-up visit with your doctor to ascertain if you should continue this medicine or not as per the improvements in your condition.
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 proper consultation from the doctor. A doctor is the most suitable person to decide the course of treatment in case you do not feel better.
Q: Is the dosage of this medicine suitable for children since it is low?
A: The dosage of Isotroin 10mg Capsules is confined to be used by adults only. You should seek advice on the child-specific treatment with the doctor.
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Last Updated on: 17 Feb 2021 | 01:39 PM (IST)
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