Sotret Gel 15gm

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Sotret Gel 15gm Information

Sotret Gel 15gm is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Gel. Pimples are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The optimal dosage of Sotret Gel 15gm 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. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Some other side effects of Sotret Gel 15gm have been listed ahead. These side effects of Sotret Gel 15gm are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Sotret Gel 15gm has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Moderate effect on lactating mothers. In addition, Sotret Gel 15gm's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Sotret Gel 15gm related warnings section.

Sotret Gel 15gm can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Sotret Gel 15gm in conditions like Depression. Some other conditions that can be affected by Sotret Gel 15gm are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Sotret Gel 15gm with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Sotret Gel 15gm is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Sotret Gel 15gm Benefits & Uses

Sotret Gel 15gm is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Sotret Gel 15gm 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: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Gel
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice

Sotret Gel 15gm Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Sotret Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm on the Kidneys?


    Sotret rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Sotret Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Sotret Gel 15gm unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Sotret Gel 15gm

  • Is this Sotret Gel 15gm habit forming or addictive?


    Sotret Gel 15gm does not cause addiction.

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


    Sotret Gel 15gm will not make you feel sleepy or drowsy. So you drive or operate machinery safely.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Sotret Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm for mental disorders.

    No

Sotret Gel 15gm Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Sotret Gel 15gm


    Sotret Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm


    Taking Sotret Gel 15gm 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 Gel 15gm

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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