Common Specialities
{{speciality.keyWord}}
Common Issues
{{issue.keyWord}}
Common Treatments
{{treatment.keyWord}}

D Acne I 20 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Isotretinoin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 07, 2019

D Acne I 20 MG Capsule belongs to a category of chemical compounds called retinoids. This medicine helps in the treatment of cystic acne or nodular acne that has previously not responded to any other kind of treatment.

It lowers the production of facial oil and prevents the hardening of the skin. If acne is not properly treated it can cause permanent scarring. Before taking this medicine you should take preventive measures and 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 become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • You have hearing problems, bowel problems or irregular periods.

Some medications may interact with the medication and have some adverse effects, in such cases care should be taken to have a discussion with your doctor. Take this medication as prescribed. It comes in a capsule form and needs to be swallowed down with a glass of water. You may have it with or without food. It needs to be taken twice daily for a minimum of four to five months.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Acne Vulgaris

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Stomach Pain

  • Diarrhoea

  • Pain And Tenderness Eyes

  • Itchy And Dry Skin

  • Heartburn

  • Increased Heart Rate

  • 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?

    Use of this medicine by women are pregnant or suspecting a pregnancy is not recommended.
  • 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 D Acne I 20 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • 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.
  • Overdose instructions

    Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a headache, dizziness, vomiting, stomach pain, tingling and stinging sensation of the skin etc.
  • India

  • United States

  • Japan

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 medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an 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 medicine 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 medicine 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 Medicine

    Tetracycline

    The oral form of isotretinoin 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 isotretinoin 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 medicine.

    Natural Micronised Progesterone

    The oral form of isotretinoin 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 D Acne I 20 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication 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 kind of treatment.

Ques: How long do I need to use D Acne I 20 MG Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication is to be taken till the time you see an improvement in your health conditions.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use D Acne I 20 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use D Acne I 20 MG Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

Popular Health Tips

Table of Content
About D Acne I 20 MG Capsule
What are the uses of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule
What are the contraindications of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule ?
What are the side effects of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule ?
Key highlights of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule
What are the substitutes for D Acne I 20 MG Capsule ?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the D Acne I 20 MG Capsule approved?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of D Acne I 20 MG Capsule ?
FAQs about D Acne I 20 MG Capsule