Q. Is I Deriva 20mg Capsule safe to use?
I Deriva 20mg 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, I Deriva 20mg Capsule should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.
Q. Is I Deriva 20mg Capsule a steroid?
No, I Deriva 20mg Capsule is a retinoid (vitamin A) which is used to treat severe types of acne.
Q. What are the recommended tests during I Deriva 20mg 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 the effect of I Deriva 20mg Capsule permanent?
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 I Deriva 20mg Capsule has shown that the symptoms in the patients with acne may continue to improve following treatment with I Deriva 20mg Capsule.
Q. Why is I Deriva 20mg Capsule so dangerous during pregnancy?
If pregnancy occurs during treatment with I Deriva 20mg Capsule then, there is an extremely high risk that the baby may be born with severe birth defects.
Q. Can I Deriva 20mg Capsule cause cancer?
No, there are no reports of I Deriva 20mg 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 I Deriva 20mg Capsule?
A normal course of treatment of I Deriva 20mg Capsule is 15–20 weeks. Therefore, the long-term effects of low doses have not been studied. However, it may have some effect on bone mineral density. It may decrease bone mineral density in some patients, resulting in osteoporosis or fractures.
Q. Does I Deriva 20mg Capsule affect male fertility?
No, I Deriva 20mg 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 I Deriva 20mg Capsule damage your liver?
There may be a transient increase in liver enzymes with I Deriva 20mg 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 I Deriva 20mg Capsule.