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Acutret 10 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Medicine composition: Isotretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 29, 2019

This medication belongs to a category of chemical compounds called retinoid. It helps in the treatment of cystic acne or nodular acne that has previously not responded to any other kinds of treatment. This capsule lowers the production of facial oil and prevents hardening of the skin.

If acne is not properly treated it can cause permanent scarring. It is advised that before taking this medication you should take preventive measures and consult your doctor if:

  • You are allergic to foods, particularly peanuts or soy
  • You have a medical or family history of diabetes, liver disease, eating disorders, mental disorders or lowered bone density
  • You are pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • You have hearing problems, bowel problems or irregular periods

This capsule is helpful against the following conditions:

  • Acne Vulgaris

Below are some of the common side effects of this medication

  • Bleeding From Nose

  • Scaling, Burning, Redness, And Swelling Of Skin

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Pain And Tenderness Eyes

  • Itchy And Dry Skin

  • Difficulty In Swallowing

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time duration for which this medication remains effective is not clinically established.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within 2-4 weeks of topical application.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Use of this medication by women are pregnant or suspecting a pregnancy is not recommended. It is advised to take extra precautionary measures and avoid intended/unintended pregnancy while using this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Use of this medication by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives after assessing your condition.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acutret 10 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Skip the missed dose and continue with the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.

This medication works by preventing the production of sebum from the glands present in the inner layers of skin. It also promotes the growth of healthy skin cells.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Increased Pressure Around The Brain

    This medication is not recommended for use in patients having increased pressure around the brain due to a disease or trauma. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Psychiatric Disorders

    Use of this medication may worsen the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. It should be used with caution by patients suffering from mood changes, anxiety, agitation, depression etc.

    Osteoporosis

    Use of this medication may cause a reduction in bone density and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from osteoporosis or other disorders affecting bone density.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Tetracycline

    The oral form of this medication should not be used with tetracycline or other antibiotics belonging to the same category. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

    Ethinyl Estradiol

    The oral form of this medication should not be used with Ethinyl estradiol or other hormonal preparations belonging to the same category. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment in such cases. It is advised to take extra precautionary measures to avoid unintended pregnancies while using this medication.

    Natural Micronised Progesterone

    The oral form of this medication should not be used with progesterone or other hormonal preparations belonging to the same category. Your doctor will determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

Ques: What is Acutret 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication has Isotretinoin as an active ingredient present. It performs its action by obstructing the release of sebum (facial oil) on the skin.

Ques: What are the uses of Acutret 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of Acne Vulgaris, severe cystic acne, extreme pain, and nodular acne.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Acutret 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of this medication. These include hair loss, nose bleeding, stomach disorders and dryness of skin and lips, heartburns, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, increased thirst, and joints pain.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Acutret 10 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.
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