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Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids that are used to treat severe acne, which occur as pimples, in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age only after puberty. This medicine is for patients whose acne has not responded to other treatments.

Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food, preferably at the same day, each day to avoid a missed dose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep using it regularly to get the most benefit. If you notice no improvement after a few weeks, see your doctor again. Using more medicine or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster and may increase side effects.

The most common side effects include dry skin, rash and increased liver enzymes. They are not usually serious and often disappear after getting used to the cream but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor. You may need to apply smaller amounts or use it less often. Serious side effects are rare.

Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit exposure to the sun if possible. Drink plenty of water and use moisturizer as it may lead to dryness of the mouth, lips and eyes. It may make your skin more fragile. It is advised, not to have any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. This medicine may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

Uses of Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

Side effects of Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

Common
  • Dry skin

How to use Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule works

Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acne. Also, the controlled sebum production kills acne-causing bacteria. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation (redness and swelling).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Your night vision may get worse during your treatment. This can happen suddenly. Drowsiness and dizziness have been reported very rarely. This may affect your driving ability.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you experience excessive tiredness, puffy eyes and difficulty in urination while taking this medicine, inform your doctor and stop the therapy.
Liver
UNSAFE
Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Avoid face waxing and laser treatment while using this medicine as it makes your skin more fragile.
  • Avoid taking tetracycline as it may reduce the Acnetoin Soft Gelatin Capsule activity.

Patient Concerns

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Sir i have ED problem .Defficiency of vitamin D and Testerone.pls guide
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take kaunch Pak 1 spoon twice with milk, vutanova D soft gelatin capsule once in a week
Progesterone soft gelatin capsules 100mg yes @no
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
why ve u been given it. elaborate the clinical history
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