Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10)

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    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) Information

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Pimples.

    Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10). Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10)'s effect during pregnancy is Severe and Moderate while nursing. In addition, Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10)'s effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) related warnings section.

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) in conditions like Depression. The section on Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Drug reaction of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) is safe while driving, and is is addictive in nature.



    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) Benefits & Uses

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Sotret 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

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10) on the Kidneys?


      Sotret rarely affects the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10) 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


    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10)

    • Is this Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) habit forming or addictive?


      Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) does not cause addiction.

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


      Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

      Safe
    • Is it safe?


      Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10) for mental disorders.

      No

    Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10)


      Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10)


      Taking Sotret 20 mg Capsule (10) 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 20 mg Capsule (10)

    Question over 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 almost 5 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 over 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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