Isotane-20 Capsule

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  • Manufactured by: Micro Labs Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Isotretinoin (20 mg)
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    Isotane-20 Capsule Information

    Isotane-20 Capsule is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Pimples are some of its major therapeutic uses.

    The optimal dosage of Isotane-20 Capsule 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.

    Some other side effects of Isotane-20 Capsule have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of Isotane-20 Capsule are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    In addition, Isotane-20 Capsule's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Moderate for lactating mothers. In addition, Isotane-20 Capsule's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Isotane-20 Capsule related warnings section.

    Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Depression must refrain from the use of Isotane-20 Capsule since this can cause severe adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Isotane-20 Capsule are listed in the contraindications section below.

    Drug interactions for Isotane-20 Capsule have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

    You should also be aware that Isotane-20 Capsule is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Isotane-20 Capsule Benefits & Uses

    Isotane-20 Capsule is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Isotane-20 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

    Isotane-20 Capsule Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Isotane-20 Capsule safe for pregnant women?


      Isotane should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Isotane-20 Capsule safe during breastfeeding?


      If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Isotane. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you consult your doctor.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Isotane-20 Capsule on the Kidneys?


      Isotane has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Isotane-20 Capsule on the Liver?


      The liver can be affected by Isotane. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Isotane only after medical advice.

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Isotane-20 Capsule on the Heart?


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

      Moderate


    Isotane-20 Capsule Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Isotane-20 Capsule

    • Is this Isotane-20 Capsule habit forming or addictive?


      No, you will not get addicted to Isotane-20 Capsule.

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


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

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Isotane-20 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?


      There is no benefit of taking Isotane-20 Capsule for mental disorders.

      No

    Isotane-20 Capsule Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Isotane-20 Capsule


      Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Isotane-20 Capsule to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Isotane-20 Capsule


      Taking [medicine] and alcohol at the same time may lead to mild side effects. Contact your doctor right away if you observe any side effects.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Isotane-20 Capsule

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Isotane cause skin darkening?

    Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

    Isotane causes skin darkening (hyperpigmentation) in a few cases. This occurs very rarely. There are some Over the counter (OTC) drugs are available in the market which can help in lightening dark spots.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take ibuprofen with Isotane?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Isotane can be taken with ibuprofen. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any discomfort after taking this drug do not hesitate to inform your doctor.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take paracetamol with Isotane?

    Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Isotane can be taken after paracetamol. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects then consult your doctor and follow his/her instructions..

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Isotane cause ulcer?

    Dr. OP Kholwad MBBS , General Physician

    Isotane might cause esophagitis/esophageal ulceration in few cases, this occurs very rarely. It is a known side effect of this drug.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I take aspirin with Isotane?

    Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Isotane can be taken after aspirin. No harmful drug interaction has been reported between them. However, if you feel any unpleasant effects 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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