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ACNEX 20 MG CAPSULE

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Composition for ACNEX

Isotretinoin(20 mg)

food interaction for ACNEX

alcohol interaction for ACNEX

pregnancy interaction for ACNEX

lactation interaction for ACNEX

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Acnex 20 mg capsule with food.
Taking isotretinoin with alcohol may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting.
UNSAFE
Acnex 20 mg capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
Acnex 20 mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ACNEX

Isotretinoin(20 mg)

Uses

Acnex 20 mg capsule is used in the treatment of acne (pimples) and vitiligo (loss of skin colour in patches).

How it works

Acnex 20 mg capsule belongs to a class of medication called retinoids (forms of vitamin A). It works by decreasing the amount of oil secreted by oil glands thus helping the skin to renew quickly.

Common side effects

Changes in skin color, Skin peeling, Cracking of skin, Cracked lips, Dry lips, Dry skin, Bleeding gums, Impaired healing, Increased sweating, Nail disorder, Nose bleed, Nose pain, Sore throat, Voice change, Hoarseness of voice, Abnormal hair growth on a women face and body

Common Dosage for ACNEX 20 MG CAPSULE

Patients taking ACNEX 20 MG CAPSULE

  • 64%
    Once A Day
  • 27%
    Alternate Day
  • 9%
    Thrice A week

SUBSTITUTES for ACNEX

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Expert advice for ACNEX

  • Do not take isotretinoin, if you are allergic to isotretinoin, vitamin A or any other ingredients of the capsule.
  • Follow adequate contraceptive measures while on treatment with oral or topical isotretinoin.
  • Do not use if you are planning to become pregnant, already pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Women must use at least two methods of contraception while using isotretinoin to avoid becoming pregnant. Even men receiving isotretinoin must use contraception.
  • Do not take vitamin A supplements with isotretinoin.
  • Use sunscreen to protect skin from sunlight and UV rays (like sunlamps or tanning beds) while on isotretinoin treatment.
  • Do not use waxing for hair removal or do any dermabrasion or lazer skin treatments while on therapy with isotretinoin.
  • Do get your blood lipid levels, liver function, blood cell count and pregnancy test done before starting isotretinoin.
  • Do not donate blood till 30 days have passed after last capsule is taken.

Frequently asked questions for ACNEX

Isotretinoin

Q.Is isotretinoin a steroid?
No, isotretinoin is not a steroid

Q.Is isotretinoin effective?
Isotretinoin is effective when used for indication and at doses advised by the doctor

Q.Can it be used for oily skin?
It should not be used merely to treat oily skin

Q.Can it be used for mild acne and does it clear scars permanently?
It should not be used for mild acne but only for severe acne which has not responded to other treatment. It may not clear scars permanently

Q.How long can I use isotretinoin?
Isotretinoin has to be used for at least 4-6 weeks. Please follow the advice of the doctor regarding the duration of use and do not self-medicate or use for extended period of time

Q.Can isotretinoin be taken with milk?
Yes isotretinoin can be taken with milk

Q.Does isotretinoin cause weight gain/weight loss/hair loss/affect menstrual cycle?
Isotretinoin is not known to commonly cause weight gain/weight loss/hair loss/affect menstrual cycle

Q.Can I take ibuprofen/ creatinine/ vitamins/ Tylenol (paracetamol)/ antibiotics with isotretinoin?
There are no known drug-drug interactions between isotretinoin and ibuprofen/ creatinine/ vitamins other than Vitamin A/ Tylenol (paracetamol). However, vitamin A used in addition to isotretinoin can cause vitamin A toxicity. Tetracycline antibiotics and isotretinoin may lead to increase in pressure in the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Doctor's advice should be strictly followed about taking any medications along with isotretinoin

Q.Is isotretinoin same as tretinoin/ Accutane?
Accutane is the brand name for isotretinoin. Isotretinoin and tretinoin are different from each other, but they are forms of vitamin A and have similar indications of use

Q.Is isotretinoin a permanent cure for acne?
Isotretinoin is effective for severe acne not responding to other treatment. It does prevent acne from returning for a long time after a single course. However, in few cases, acne may return or flare-up.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 May, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)