Brand: Roaccutane

Application: Acne or pimples


Pharmaceutical forms of isotretinoin


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Isotretinoin Capsule Drug Information

Acne or pimples are a major cause of blemishes on the face. The most common age of acne is 12-25 years, but younger or older people may also get it. There are small sebaceous glands under the skin that secrete sebum to keep the skin surface smooth. The small pores in the skin are the way these fats enter the surface of the skin. In acne, some of these pores become clogged, causing blackheads and whiteheads. Isotretinoin belongs to a group of drugs known as retinoids, which are substances related to vitamin A.

Isotretinoin capsules are used in combination with other antibiotics to treat severe acne. This drug reduces the production of natural sebum in the skin and inflammation. Isotretinoin capsules are prescribed by a dermatologist.

Isotretinoin is also available topically. See the page for more information on topical isotretinoin.


Dosage and method of isotretinoin capsules


Contraindications to the use of isotretinoin capsules


Taking isotretinoin capsules during pregnancy and lactation

You should not take isotretinoin capsules during pregnancy and lactation or before pregnancy. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.


The effect of isotretinoin capsules on driving and working with machines

Isotretinoin may cause headaches and eye pain and affect your vision, make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.


Isotretinoin drug interactions

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Before using the medicine, make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you are taking and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Especially if drugs such as tetracyclines (eg, minocycline, tetracycline), vitamin A drugs (eg, tretinoin, bexarotene), vitamin A, and drugs that cause bone loss (e.g. For example, you are taking anticonvulsant drugs (such as phenytoin, corticosteroids such as prednisolone).

Use a reliable contraceptive method with isotretinoin. Talk to your doctor if you have spotting or bleeding, as this may be a sign that your contraceptive method is not working well.


Special warnings and precautions when taking isotretinoin capsules

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking isotretinoin capsules:


Side effects of isotretinoin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of isotretinoin capsules.


Isotretinoin overdose (drug poisoning)


Storage conditions of isotretinoin capsules