Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)

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Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Information

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pimples.

The optimal dosage of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) as well, which are listed below. Usually, these side effects of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)'s effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. Further, the section on Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) related warnings talks about Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) in conditions like Depression. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Benefits & Uses

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Pimples (Acne)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 0.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 5 months
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) safe for pregnant women?


    Acnestar has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Acnestar without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women may feel side effects of Acnestar. If you see any side effects, stop taking Acnestar immediately and talk to your doctor. Take Acnestar again, only after your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) on the Kidneys?


    Acnestar rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) on the Liver?


    Acnestar can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) on the Heart?


    Acnestar may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate


Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)

  • Is this Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)


    When consumed with certain foods, Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)


    Side effects of drinking alcohol and taking Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10) at the same time are rare and minor. However, if you face any side effects, talk to your doctor immediately.

    Mild


Frequently asked Questions about Acnestar 20 Mg Capsule (10)

Question over 5 years ago

How does Acnestar work?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Acnestar works by decreasing the production of sebum and reducing the size of sebaceous glands temporarily. It also prevents the formation of small bumps along with decreasing the inflammation.

Question over 5 years ago

Does Acnestar causes dry mouth?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

Yes, oral Acnestar causes dry mouth because it decreases the saliva secretion in your mouth. It is a common side effect of this drug. If you experience severe dry mouth after taking this drug, keep yourself hydrated with juices, shakes and ample water.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Acnestar cause polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos)?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Yes, it has been reported to cause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) but it occurs very rarely. If you experience PCOS symptoms such as menstrual irregularity, excessive hair growth, acne, and obesity after taking this drug on a regular basis, then consult it with your doctor without any further delay.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Acnestar cause tinnitus?

Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

Acnestar has been reported to cause tinnitus. It is a known side effect of this drug. If you experience ringing in the ears after taking this medicine, then inform your doctor about without any further delay.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Acnestar cause irritation?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Acnestar causes skin irritation in a few cases. This occurs very rarely. If you experience excessive irritation of skin after using this drug, then consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 718-719

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 894-895

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Accutane® (isotretinoin)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Absorica™ (isotretinoin)

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