Tretiva 20 Capsule

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    Tretiva 20 Capsule Information

    Tretiva 20 Capsule is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. It is typically used for the treatment of Pimples.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Tretiva 20 Capsule. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Tretiva 20 Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. These side effects of Tretiva 20 Capsule are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    It is also important to note that Tretiva 20 Capsule has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. Further, the section on Tretiva 20 Capsule related warnings talks about Tretiva 20 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

    Tretiva 20 Capsule is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Depression as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Tretiva 20 Capsule contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug reaction of Tretiva 20 Capsule with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to the above precautions for Tretiva 20 Capsule, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



    Tretiva 20 Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Tretiva 20 Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Tretiva 20 Capsule 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.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Capsule
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 5 months
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Capsule
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 5 months
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
    • Before or After Meal: After Meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
    • Dosage Form: Capsule
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: 5 months
    • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

    Tretiva 20 Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Tretiva 20 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


      Tretiva 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 Tretiva 20 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Tretiva. Immediately discontinue Tretiva if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor considers it safe for you.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Tretiva 20 Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Tretiva may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Tretiva 20 Capsule on the Liver?


      Tretiva can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Tretiva 20 Capsule on the Heart?


      There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Tretiva. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate


    Tretiva 20 Capsule Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Tretiva 20 Capsule unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Tretiva 20 Capsule

    • Is this Tretiva 20 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      No, there is no any evidence that Tretiva 20 Capsule is addictive.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      Tretiva 20 Capsule will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Tretiva 20 Capsule only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Tretiva 20 Capsule is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Tretiva 20 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Tretiva 20 Capsule


      Taking Tretiva 20 Capsule with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Tretiva 20 Capsule


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Tretiva 20 Capsule are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Tretiva 20 Capsule

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I donate blood after taking Tretiva?

    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 Tretiva. 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 Tretiva.

    Question over 5 years ago

    How to take Tretiva?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Tablet and capsule should be taken by mouth with food once daily or as advised by your doctor. Cream should be applied to the affected area. After applying it gently rub the cream till it is fully absorbed, then wash your hands. Precautions must be taken in patients with anorexia nervosa, depression, history of photoallergy, and improper kidney function.

    Question over 5 years ago

    Does Tretiva causes dry mouth?

    Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, oral Tretiva 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 almost 5 years ago

    Does Tretiva cause skin darkening?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    Tretiva causes skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) in a few cases. This occurs very rarely. There are some Over the counter (OTC) drugs are available in the market which can help in lightening dark spots.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take ibuprofen with Tretiva?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Tretiva 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.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 718-719

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 894-895

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Accutane® (isotretinoin)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Absorica™ (isotretinoin)

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