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  1. Isotretinoin Benefits & Uses
  2. Isotretinoin Dosage & How to Take
  3. Isotretinoin Side Effects
  4. Isotretinoin Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Isotretinoin with Other Drugs
  6. Isotretinoin Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Isotretinoin
  8. Isotretinoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Isotretinoin Benefits & Uses

Isotretinoin is used to treat the following -

  1. मुंहासे Primary (और पढ़ें - मुंहासे हटाने के घरेलू उपाय)

Isotretinoin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Isotretinoin is used -

  1. Depression Rare
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Abdominal Pain Rare
  4. Suicidal behavior
  5. Anemia Rare
  6. Hepatitis
  7. Pancreatic inflammation
  8. Hypercholesterolaemia
  9. Steven-johnsons syndrome
  10. Loss of appetite
  11. Erythema
  12. Back Pain Mild
  13. Muscle Ache Mild
  14. Musculoskeletal Pain (Bone, Muscle or Joint)
  15. Increased Liver Enzymes

Isotretinoin Related Warnings

Is the use of Isotretinoin safe for pregnant women?

Isotretinoin should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Isotretinoin safe during breastfeeding?

Isotretinoin can cause moderate side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel its side effects, then stop taking this drug and consult your doctor. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Isotretinoin on the Kidneys?

Isotretinoin rarely harms the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Isotretinoin on the Liver?

Isotretinoin may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Isotretinoin on the Heart?

You may experience side effects on your heart after taking Isotretinoin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, and do as he/she suggests.

Moderate

Severe Interaction of Isotretinoin with Other Drugs

Isotretinoin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Isotretinoin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Isotretinoin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Allergy
  2. Hearing Loss
  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  4. Depression
  5. Liver Disease
  6. Diabetes
  7. Osteoporosis

Frequently asked Questions about Isotretinoin

Is this Isotretinoin habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Isotretinoin has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Isotretinoin since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Isotretinoin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, Isotretinoin is not used to treat mental disorders.

No

Isotretinoin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Isotretinoin

Isotretinoin may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

Mild

Interaction between Alcohol and Isotretinoin

Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

Mild

Isotretinoin FAQs

Question almost 2 years ago

Can I take Isotretinoin without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

No, Isotretinoin is a prescription drug, hence do not take Isotretinoin without consulting doctor. This drug is specifically very harmful for patients and pregnant women or women planning pregnancy should not take it.

Question 12 months ago

Can I take ibuprofen with Isotretinoin?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Isotretinoin can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

Question almost 2 years ago

Does Isotretinoin causes dry mouth?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, oral Isotretinoin causes dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience severe dry mouth after taking this drug, keep yourself hydrated with juices, shakes and ample water.

Question about 1 year ago

Can Isotretinoin cause ulcer?

Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

Isotretinoin might cause esophagitis/esophageal ulceration in few cases, this occurs very rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug.

Question 12 months ago

Can I donate blood after taking Isotretinoin?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

No, you are not supposed to donate blood donate after taking this drug. Blood can be only donated after one month of stopping this medicine Isotretinoin. This medicine has some adverse effects which can be passed on from the doner to the receiver. Please inform the doctor and deny blood deny blood donation while taking Isotretinoin.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

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