Acnova 20 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Acnova Capsule
Acnova 20 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acne.
Acnova Capsule side effects
Common
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Low blood platelets
  • Eyelid inflammation
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dry eye
  • Eye irritation
  • Dry skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Exfoliative dermatitis
  • Itching
  • Increased liver enzymes
How to use Acnova 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. Acnova 20 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
How Acnova Capsule works
Acnova 20 mg Capsule works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.
Acnova Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
CAUTION
Taking isotretinoin with alcohol may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Acnova 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Acnova 20 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
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
Acnova 20 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Acnova 20 mg 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
Acnova 20 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
What if you miss a dose of Acnova Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Acnova 20 mg 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Acnova 20 mg Capsule for the treatment of severe acne.
  • Take it with or after food.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Acnova 20 mg Capsule. Use protective measures such as sun-cream or protective clothing.
  • It may cause dryness of mouth, lips, and eyes. Drink plenty of water, use moisturiser and avoid wearing contact lenses. Inform your doctor if it bothers you.
  • Don't drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how Acnova 20 mg Capsule affects you.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests to track lipid levels, liver function, and cell count in your blood.
  • Do not take Acnova 20 mg Capsule if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Acnova

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Hello sir/mam I have problem of pimples How I reduce this pimple problem???
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Oatmeal is beneficial in reducing acne because it cleanses your skin pores and absorbs excess oil. Plus, it exfoliates your skin. Mix one teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of cooked oatmeal. Rub this mixture over your skin. Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. Do this once or twice a week. You can get pure aloe vera gel by cutting a leaf off an aloe vera plant and squeezing the gel from the middle. Apply the aloe vera gel to the affected area twice daily.
From about 4 months, I am getting lot of pimples on my face. They become funsi (hindi word) and gives pain continually. When it finishes, it leaves acne marks on my face. And more pimples comes after. So there are lots of acne on my face. So please give the solution so that pimples will not come on my face and acne marks will be removed. I have some creams and face wash but not helpful.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Aclind Gel / Faceclin Gel / ACNETHRO-C Gel For application twice daily over pimples only.For Marks (spots)- DUCRAY Photoscreen Depigment Cream / Demelan cream for application once weekly at night ( very little on marks only)Face wash with Rejuglow Facewash/ AHA Glow Facewash.Tab. Limcee 500mg once daily for one month, Tab. Ascazin twice daily for one month.Decrease Sweets. Stop Oil Application over Scalp.
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FAQs

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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 3rd Sep 2018.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
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