No, Zoratame 10mg Capsule is not an immunosuppressant. It belongs to the retinoid class of medicines. It is used to treat severe form of psoriasis.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while taking Zoratame 10mg Capsule?
Do not consume anything that contains alcohol while taking Zoratame 10mg Capsule and for 2 months after treatment. Zoratame 10mg Capsule and alcohol combine to form a substance that may remain in the body for more than 3 years.
Q. How long does Zoratame 10mg Capsule take to work?
Zoratame 10mg Capsule does not work right away. It may take about 2-4 weeks to see an improvement and about 2-3 months before you see the full benefits of this medicine. Therefore, you should continue taking it even if you do not see any improvement initially.
Q. What is the most important information that I should know about Zoratame 10mg Capsule?
Zoratame 10mg Capsule can cause serious birth defects in your unborn child. Therefore, you should not take Zoratame 10mg Capsule if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant within the next 3 years. Zoratame 10mg Capsule may also cause liver damage. Therefore, contact your doctor immediately if you experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or dark urine.
Q. Does Zoratame 10mg Capsule affect sperm?
No, Zoratame 10mg Capsule does not affect the sperm. However, it has been seen that small amounts of this medicine may pass into the semen. But, this small amount does not pose a risk to an unborn child.
Q. How should I take Zoratame 10mg Capsule?
It is generally recommended to take Zoratame 10mg Capsule once daily with meals or milk. The dosage varies from person to person and is decided by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole and do not crush or cut it.
Q. Can I donate blood while on Zoratame 10mg Capsule?
No, you should not donate blood while on Zoratame 10mg Capsule. Moreover, do not donate blood 3 years after stopping the treatment with Zoratame 10mg Capsule. The medicine present in your blood can harm an unborn child if your blood is given to a pregnant mother. However, Zoratame 10mg Capsule does not affect your ability to receive a blood transfusion.
Q. What should I avoid while taking Zoratame 10mg Capsule?
Zoratame 10mg Capsule may affect your night vision. Therefore, you should avoid driving at night. Avoid supplemental foods containing vitamin A while taking this medicine since it may add to the side effects. Also, avoid sunlight and sun lamps as Zoratame 10mg Capsule can make your skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 18th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.