Acutret 20 Mg Capsule

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  • Contains / Salt: Isotretinoin (20 mg)
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    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule Information

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. It is typically used for the treatment of Pimples.

    The right dosage of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Acutret 20 Mg Capsule can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule 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.

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. Warnings related to Acutret 20 Mg Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Depression are examples of such conditions. Some other conditions that can be affected by Acutret 20 Mg Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug interactions for Acutret 20 Mg Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Acutret 20 Mg Capsule is considered safe while driving, and is addictive.



    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule 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

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule safe for pregnant women?


      Acutret can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Acutret rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule on the Liver?


      You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Acutret. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Acutret 20 Mg Capsule on the Heart?


      There may be an adverse effect on the heart after taking Acutret. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Restart this medicine only if your doctor advises you to do so.

      Moderate


    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Acutret 20 Mg Capsule

    • Is this Acutret 20 Mg Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Acutret 20 Mg Capsule.

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


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

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Acutret 20 Mg Capsule is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

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


      No, Acutret 20 Mg Capsule cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

      No

    Acutret 20 Mg Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Acutret 20 Mg Capsule


      Some foods when eaten with Acutret 20 Mg Capsule can alter the onset of actions. Discuss this with your doctor.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Acutret 20 Mg Capsule


      Chances of side effects of drinking alcohol while taking Acutret 20 Mg Capsule are low. If you feel any adverse effects, please seek medical advice as soon as possible.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Acutret 20 Mg Capsule

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Acutret cure acne scars?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Acutret is only indicated for the treatment of acne (severe recalcitrant nodular acne) not for the cure of acne scars.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How to take Acutret?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    Tablet and capsule should be taken by mouth with food once daily or as advised by your doctor. Cream should be applied to the affected area. After applying it gently rub the cream till it is fully absorbed, then wash your hands. Precautions must be taken in patients with anorexia nervosa, depression, history of photoallergy, and improper kidney function.

    Question about 5 years ago

    How does Acutret work?

    Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

    Acutret 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 about 4 years ago

    Can Acutret cause tinnitus?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Acutret 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 over 4 years ago

    Does Acutret cause hair loss?

    Dr. Gaurav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, oral Acutret might cause hair loss due to temporary thinning of hair but it occurs very rarely. However, if you notice excessive hair loss then consult it with 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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