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Isozer Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Isozer 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.

Isozer 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.

Isozer 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 Isozer Capsule

Side effects of Isozer Capsule

Common
  • Dry skin

How to use Isozer Capsule

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

How Isozer Capsule works

Isozer 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 Isozer Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Isozer 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
Isozer 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
Isozer 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
Isozer Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Isozer 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
Isozer 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 Isozer Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Isozer 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 Isozer Capsule activity.

Patient Concerns

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Acne in my face can i use this capsule
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
this capsule is very good for acne but never self medicate as this is a Medicine for special type of acne patients this should be taken under A Dermatologist's supervision only there are various restrictions and advices to keep in mind before taking the capsule. hence a dermatologist consultation face to face is necessary
Can i eat and apply evion 400 capsule gel? Is it really helpful for acne and marks
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
You should not take any capsule without consultation dear.
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