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Sotret 20mg Capsule
Sotret 20mg Capsule
Sotret 20mg Capsule
Sotret 20mg Capsule
Sotret 20mg Capsule

Sotret 20mg Capsule

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Isotretinoin(20.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification

Medical Description

The active ingredient in the composition of Sotret 20mg Cap is isotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, which is an anti-acne medicine.

Uses of Sotret 20mg Cap

The uses of Sotret 20mg Cap include the treatment of severe acne and skin cancer.

Contraindications of Sotret 20mg Cap

  • If the patient is pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Is allergic to this medication or any of its components
  • Has high levels of lipids in the blood
  • Is below the age of 12 years

Side effects of Sotret 20mg Cap

  • Drowsiness or dizziness as one of the main side effects of the medicine
  • Dry eyes, mouth, nose or skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Problems in pancreas, stomach, kidneys
  • Vision and hearing problems
  • Allergic reactions
  • Jaundice
  • Problems related to mental health
  • Pain in the bones

Precautions and Warnings of Sotret 20mg Cap


Can I take Sotret 20mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine is unsafe during pregnancy or if you are planning it.

Breast Feeding

Can I take this medicine while breastfeeding?
No. It may stunt your baby's growth or cause other medical problems.


Can I drive if I have consumed this medicine?
This medicine may cause dizziness or affect your night vision. Avoid driving vehicles or operating tools and machines.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
Taking alcohol along with this medicine is prohibited as it is known to cause nausea, vomiting and fast heartbeat.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You want to start, alter the dose or stop this medicine. After completing the course of this medicine, consult your doctor for further advice.

Mode of Action of Sotret 20mg Cap

How Does It Work?

The medicine decreases the oil secreted by oil glands and helps in the skin's quick renewal.

Directions for Use of Sotret 20mg Cap

Take the dosage of Sotret 20mg Cap strictly according to your doctor's prescription. Swallow it whole with water immediately after taking food.

Interactions of Sotret 20mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

The medicine composition is known to interact with anticonvulsant medicines, tetracycline and contraceptive pills.

Interactions with food items

Although there are no reports of this medicine's interaction with food, avoid junk and oily food.

Other general Interactions

  • Liver disease
  • High levels of vitamin A

Storage and disposal of Sotret 20mg Cap

Keep this medicine in a cool and dry place, away from the reach of children and pets. Dispose off the unused capsules as advised by your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosage of Sotret 20mg Cap


An overdose of this medicine can be harmful. It may cause dizziness, facial flushing, headache, loss of balance, stomach pain and vomiting. In case any of these symptoms appear, seek emergency medical help.
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Missed a Dose

If you miss Sotret 20mg Cap dosage, take it as soon as you remember it. But in case the time for next dose is near, skip the missed dose. Never double your dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: What should I inform my doctor before using the medicine?

A: Report your complete medical history to the doctor. Also, let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Q: What is the ideal dosage of this medicine?

A: The dosage of this medicine is determined by your doctor based on several factors, including your medical test reports.

Q: Can I suggest this medicine for people with a similar type of condition?

A: Never suggest this medicine to anyone, even if their condition is similar to yours. Only a qualified doctor should prescribe it.

Q: Is the medicine legal in India?

A: Yes, this medicine is legal in India and you can purchase it at any pharmacy by producing the doctor's prescription.

Q: Why is this medicine unsafe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

A: This medicine might severely harm the unborn baby. It is known to pass into the breastmilk which is harmful for the infant. Hence, it is unsafe during both pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 11:58 AM (IST)
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not be treated as a replacement for physical medical consultation or advice. We do not guarantee the accuracy and the completeness of the information so provided. The absence of any information and/or warning to any drug shall not be considered and assumed as an implied assurance of the Company. We do not take any responsibility for the consequences arising out of the aforementioned information and strongly recommend you for a physical consultation in case of any queries or doubts. Please click here for detailed T&C.
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