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Sotret 40mg Capsule

10 Capsule(s) in Strip
MRP 261.58
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Isotretinoin(40.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

The composition of Sotret 40mg Cap is a vitamin A sub-form that is used for the treatment of acne. It is used to treat severe nodular acne not responding to other treatments.

Uses of Sotret 40mg Cap

  • Treatment of acne
  • Treatment of skin cancer

Contraindications of Sotret 40mg Cap

  • Pregnant or planning pregnancy or breastfeeding or a woman of child-bearing age and not using contraception
  • Allergic to isotretinoin
  • Have children less than 12 years
  • Liver disease
  • High levels of lipids (cholesterol, triglycerides) in blood
  • Increased levels of vitamin A in your body (hypervitaminosis A)
  • Taking tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic medicine)

Side effects of Sotret 40mg Cap

  • Chapped lips, dizziness, drowsiness, dry eyes, mouth, or skin
  • Dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds, headache and temporary worsening of acne
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Kidney problems
  • Jaundice
  • Abnormal hair growth
  • Bleeding, redness, or swelling of the gums
  • Bone pain
  • Hearing problems or ringing in the ears and vision issues
  • Severe psychological disturbances including suicidal tendencies
  • Stomach and pancreas problems
  • Growth problems in children

Precautions and Warnings of Sotret 40mg Cap


Can I take Sotret 40mg Cap during pregnancy?
This medicine can cause serious birth defects in the foetus. Hence do not use if you are pregnant. It is to be strictly avoided in a sexually active woman unless foolproof contraception methods are followed.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Sotret 40mg Cap while breastfeeding?
If you are breastfeeding; you must not take Sotret 40mg Cap. This medicine is likely to pass into your milk and can harm your baby.


Can I drive if I have consumed the medicine?
It is better to be cautious while driving at night because this medicine can affect night vision. It can also cause drowsiness and dizziness.


Can I consume alcohol with the medicine?
It is unsafe to consume this medicine with alcohol. It can cause fast heartbeats, nausea and vomiting.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
You must strictly use contraception if you are a woman of child-bearing age because this medicine can cause serious harm to the unborn baby. After stopping this medicine, do not plan immediate pregnancy because some amount of medicine still remains in the blood even after stopping the treatment. If you experience depression or aggressive tendencies or mood changes or thoughts about hurting yourself or ending your life while taking this medicine, you should immediately inform your doctor. This medicine can increase liver enzymes or blood cholesterol. Use a moisturiser if this medicine causes extreme dryness of skin. Your skin may become sensitive to sunlight, hence avoid excessive sun exposure. If you experience headache and vomiting stop the medicine immediately and seek emergency medical care as this can be serious.
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Mode of Action of Sotret 40mg Cap

How Does It Work?

Sotret 40mg Cap decreases the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, thus helping the skin renew itself faster.

Directions for Use of Sotret 40mg Cap

The dosage of Sotret 40mg Cap should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. You should swallow Sotret 40mg Cap as a whole. You should not open or break the medicine. The medicine is preferably taken with food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
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Interactions of Sotret 40mg Cap

Interactions with other medicines

Medicines like tetracycline have additive effects. There is an effect on progesterone only, hence contraceptive pills might be reduced. Any other form of vitamin A should be avoided along with this medicine because it can cause overdose problems. Anticonvulsant medications may decrease the effect of Sotret 40mg Cap.
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Interactions with food items

It is suggested to be taken along with food as it increases heartburn if taken on an empty stomach. You should avoid oily and junk food for the overall effect.

Other general Interactions

Enough data is not available.

Storage and disposal of Sotret 40mg Cap

Store at a cool and dry place in a tightly closed container, away from reach of children and away from heat and moisture.

Dosage of Sotret 40mg Cap


Overdose can cause symptoms similar to side effects of Sotret 40mg Cap such as dizziness, facial flushing, headache, loss of balance, stomach pain, and vomiting. If such symptoms exist immediately seek for emergency medical help.
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Missed a Dose

In case if you miss any dose take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dose then skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine as a compensatory one for the missed dose.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I take this medicine without prescription?

A: No, this medicine has to be taken with prescription. Continuation of treatment also requires a new prescription.

Q: I was taking Sotret 40mg Cap and now I realised that I am pregnant, what should I do?

A: You should immediately stop taking this medicine and inform your doctor about your pregnancy. This medicine can seriously harm the foetus; hence a 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.

Q: Can I take omeprazole with Sotret 40mg Cap?

A: Metabolism of Sotret 40mg Cap is increased when combined with omeprazole, hence omeprazole along with Sotret 40mg Cap should only be taken after consultation with doctors.

Q: Can I take milk or juice with the medicine?

A: No significant interactions were found between milk or juice and the medicine.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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