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Acutret 20 MG Capsule

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

Acutret capsule belongs to a category of chemical compounds called retinoid. This medication helps in the treatment of cystic acne or nodular acne that has previously not responded to any other kinds of treatment. It lowers the production of facial oil and prevents hardening of the skin. If acne is not properly treated it can cause permanent scarring.

Consult your doctor if:

  • You are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, vitamins, herbal or dietary supplements.
  • You are allergic to the ingredients contained within this drug or are allergic to any other medicines especially drugs containing vitamin A.
  • 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 conceive or breastfeeding.
  • You have hearing problems, bowel problems or irregular periods.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Acne Vulgaris

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Scaling, Burning, Redness, And Swelling Of Skin

  • Pruritus

  • Conjunctivitis

  • Increased Blood Lipid Level

  • How long is the duration of effect?

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

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

    This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Acutret 20 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 medicine 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


    This tab;let interacts with Increased pressure around the brain, Psychiatric disorders and Osteoporosis.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with Ethinyl Estradiol, Natural Micronised Progesterone and others.

Ques: What is acutret 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Acutret 20 mg capsule is a medication which has Isotretinoin as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by reducing the amount of oil secreted by oil glands.

Ques: What are the uses of acutret 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Acutret capsule is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as vulgaris.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of acutret 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Side effects include Bone and joint pain, Bleeding from nose, Scaling, burning, redness, and swelling of skin, Nausea and Vomiting, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Pain and tenderness of eyes, Itchy and dry skin, Heartburn, Rectal bleeding, Difficult or painful urination, Increased thirst, Increased heartbeat, and Ringing or buzzing in the ears.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal acutret 20 mg capsule?

Ans: Store Acutret 20 mg capsule in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them.

Ques: How long do I need to use Acutret 20 MG Capsule before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: It is a medicine which takes 1 or 2 days before you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: What are the contraindications to Acutret 20 MG Capsule?

Ans: It should not be used if you have the following conditions such as Allergic reactions, Breastfeeding, Laser skin treatments, Pregnant, Vitamin A supplements, Waxing for hair removal, etc.

Ques: Is Acutret 20 MG Capsule safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Ques: Will Acutret 20 MG Capsule be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medication can lead to increased chances of side effects such as Dryness of lips, Joint pain, Itching, Bleeding, Bloody stools, Fracture, Fast heart rate, Flu symptoms, Blurred vision, Sudden headache, etc.
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About Acutret 20 MG Capsule
What are the uses of Acutret 20 MG Capsule
What are the contraindications of Acutret 20 MG Capsule ?
What are the side effects of Acutret 20 MG Capsule ?
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What are the substitutes for Acutret 20 MG Capsule ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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