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Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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.

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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.

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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 Tinoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

Benefits of Tinoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

In Acne

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin Soft Gelatin Capsule

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 Tinoin

  • Dry skin
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Rash

How to use Tinoin Soft Gelatin 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. Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Tinoin Soft Gelatin Capsule works

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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
Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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
Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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
Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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
Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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 Tinoin Soft Gelatin Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin 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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Quick Tips

  • Take it with food.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight while using Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule. 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule activity.
  • Do not take Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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

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FAQs

Q. What are the recommended tests during Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule safe to use?

Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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, Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.

Q. Is Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule a steroid?

No, Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is a retinoid (vitamin A) which is used to treat severe types of acne.

Q. Does Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule has shown that the symptoms in the patients with acne may continue to improve following treatment with Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule.

Q. Why is Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule so dangerous during pregnancy?

If pregnancy occurs during treatment with Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule then, there is an extremely high risk that the baby may be born with severe birth defects.

Q. Can Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule cause cancer?

No, there are no reports of Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule?

A normal course of treatment of Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule affect male fertility?

No, Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule damage your liver?

There may be a transient increase in liver enzymes with Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule 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 Tinoin 20mg Soft Gelatin Capsule.

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