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Isokon 5 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Isokon Capsule

Isokon 5 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of acne.

Isokon Capsule side effects

Common
  • Dry nose
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eye
  • Cracked lips

How to use Isokon 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. Isokon 5 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Isokon Capsule works

Isokon 5 mg Capsule works by slowing the production of certain natural substances that can cause acne.

Isokon 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
Isokon 5 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
Isokon 5 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
Isokon 5 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isokon 5 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
Isokon 5 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 Isokon Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Isokon 5 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Isokon 5 mg Capsule for the treatment of severe acne.
  • Take it with or after food.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Isokon 5 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 Isokon 5 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 Isokon 5 mg Capsule if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Isokon

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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. How long am I supposed to use Isokon?

Your doctor will decide the duration of your treatment depending on the severity of your disease. Usually, the treatment with Isokon may last for 4-5 months.

Q. Is Isokon a permanent cure for acne?

Isokon is very effective in the treatment of severe acne. Usually, Isokon prevents acne from returning over a long period of time. However, in few cases, the acne returns after stopping the use of Isokon.

Q. I am a woman, what should I do if I am planning to become pregnant?

Talk to your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant while taking Isokon. You should never pregnant while taking Isokon because this medicine can harm your baby. Stop taking Isokon and call your doctor immediately if you become pregnant while taking Isokon.

Q. Why does Isokon cause dry skin, dry lips and dry nose, and how to manage them?

One of the most common side effect due to Isokon is dryness of skin, nose and lips. Isokon reduces the secretion oil, thereby, causing dryness of skin. Dryness due to Isokon can be managed by applying moisturizer or lubricant like Vaseline. You can also apply lip balm to relieve cracked and dry lips.

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