Glotret 20 Tablet

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Introduction

Glotret 20 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids, which are closely related to vitamin A derivative. It is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.

Glotret 20 Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food, preferably at the same time, 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.

Glotret 20 Tablet 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 Glotret Tablet

Benefits of Glotret Tablet

In Acne

Glotret 20 Tablet helps treat acne by reducing the production of sebum (a natural substance) that causes acne. This kills acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep taking it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne free.

Side effects of Glotret Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glotret

  • Dry skin
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash

How to use Glotret Tablet

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. Glotret 20 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Glotret Tablet works

Glotret 20 Tablet 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 Glotret 20 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Glotret 20 Tablet 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
Glotret 20 Tablet 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
Glotret 20 Tablet 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
Glotret 20 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Glotret 20 Tablet 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
Glotret 20 Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Glotret Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Glotret 20 Tablet, 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Glotret 20 Tablet. Use protective measures such as sun-cream or protective clothing.
  • 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 Glotret 20 Tablet activity.
  • Do not take Glotret 20 Tablet if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Retinoid
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
DERMA

Patient Concerns

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How to get rid of acne on face
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take neem juice 20 ml daily, panchtikt ghrit guggul 2 ytablet twice, kaisor guggul 2 tablet twiceand manjithrisht 20 ml twice with water. See you shouldnot have constipation and acidity. Drink 12-14 glass of water. avoid junk, spicy a,d oily food. Keep you away from stress.
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FAQs

Q. What are the recommended tests during Glotret 20 Tablet therapy?

Your liver enzymes and serum lipids will be checked before the treatment is started. These levels will also be monitored 1 month after the start of treatment and subsequently at 3 monthly intervals unless more frequent monitoring is clinically indicated.

Q. Is Glotret 20 Tablet safe to use?

Glotret 20 Tablet should be used with care since it is associated with significant adverse reactions. It should be used only for patients with severe nodular acne who are unresponsive to conventional therapy, including systemic antibiotics. In addition, Glotret 20 Tablet should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

Q. Is Glotret 20 Tablet a steroid?

No, Glotret 20 Tablet is a retinoid (vitamin A) which is used to treat severe types of acne.

Q. Does Glotret 20 Tablet work permanently?

It has been observed in many patients that a single 15-20-week course effectively cures the condition and prevents it from coming back. If at all a second course is required, one should wait for at least 8 weeks after completion of the first course. This is because experience with Glotret 20 Tablet has shown that the symptoms in the patients with acne may continue to improve following treatment with Glotret 20 Tablet.

Q. Why is Glotret 20 Tablet so dangerous during pregnancy?

If pregnancy occurs during treatment with Glotret 20 Tablet then, there is an extremely high risk that the baby may be born with severe birth defects.

Q. Can Glotret 20 Tablet cause cancer?

No, there are no reports of Glotret 20 Tablet causing cancer. In fact, it may be useful in some forms of head, skin and neck cancers.

Q. What are the long-term side effects of Glotret 20 Tablet?

A normal course of treatment of Glotret 20 Tablet is 15–20 weeks. Therefore, long-term effects of low doses have not been studied. However, it may have some effect on the bone mineral density. It may decrease bone mineral density in some patients, resulting in osteoporosis or fractures.

Q. Does Glotret 20 Tablet affect male fertility?

No, Glotret 20 Tablet does not affect the fertility of male patients. No significant effects were seen on ejaculate volume, sperm count, total sperm motility, morphology or seminal plasma fructose.

Q. Does Glotret 20 Tablet damage your liver?

There may be a transient increase in liver enzymes with Glotret 20 Tablet use. Therefore, regular laboratory tests are required. These values generally return to normal after some time. If the levels remain elevated for a long time, your doctor may discontinue the use of Glotret 20 Tablet.

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Country of Origin: India

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