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    Sotret Information

    Sotret is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule, Gel, Soap. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Pimples.

    The correct dosage of Sotret depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    While these are the most often observed Sotret side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Sotret go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    Furthermore, you should know that effect of Sotret is Severe for pregnant women and Moderate for women who are breastfeeding. It is important to know if Sotret has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Sotret related warnings section.

    Sotret is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Depression are examples of such conditions. The section on Sotret contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug interactions for Sotret have been reported in the medical literature. Refer to the list below for further details.

    You should also be aware that Sotret is safe while driving, and is addiction.



    Sotret Benefits & Uses

    Sotret is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Sotret 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

    Sotret Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Sotret safe for pregnant women?


      Sotret shows severe side effect on pregnant women. For this reason, pregnant women should only take it after taking medical advice.

      Severe
    • Is the use of Sotret safe during breastfeeding?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Sotret on the Kidneys?


      Sotret rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Sotret on the Liver?


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

      Moderate
    • What is the effect of Sotret on the Heart?


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

      Moderate


    Severe Interaction of Sotret with Other Drugs

    Sotret should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Severe

    Moderate



    Sotret Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Sotret

    • Is this Sotret habit forming or addictive?


      Sotret does not cause addiction.

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


      Sotret will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Sotret should be used only after doctor's advice.

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


      There is no benefit of taking Sotret for mental disorders.

      No

    Sotret Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Sotret


      Sotret may take longer to act if you eat some foods while taking it. Follow your doctor's advice on this.

      Mild
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Sotret


      Taking Sotret and alcohol together may cause some problems. If you notice any of these side effects, it is best to go to your doctor.

      Mild


    Frequently asked Questions about Sotret

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can I take Sotret without consulting a doctor?

    Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

    No, Sotret is a prescription drug, hence do not take Sotret without consulting doctor. This drug is specifically very harmful for patients and pregnant women or women planning pregnancy should not take it.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Sotret cause tinnitus?

    Dr. Bharat MBBS , General Physician

    Sotret 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 5 years ago

    What is Sotret?

    Dr. Kuldeep Meena MBBS, MD , Cardiology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Pulmonology, Nephrology, General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine, Multispeciality

    Sotret is a brand name of isotretinoin and it comes in different dosage forms such as a tablet, capsule, and cream as well. It is a prescription drug that belongs to the class of drugs called acne agents. It is used for the treatment of acne (severe recalcitrant nodular acne). When no other treatment works for acne then this medicine is given.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Sotret cause irregular periods or bleeding between periods?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    No, Sotret does not cause irregular periods. So far, no direct association between Sotret use and irregular menses or bleeding between periods has been established.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Is Sotret safe to use?

    Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Sotret is safe to use, if taken in prescribed amount and duration as advised by the doctor. However, certain side effects have been associated with this drug such as dry skin, dry mouth, irritation, and cheilitis (chapped lips). If you experience above-mentioned side effects after taking this medicine then inform 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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