Isotretinoin is special medication prescribed to patients who are currently suffering from severe case of acne. The main active ingredient found in Isotroin 30 mg is isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is a type of tretinoin (available in the form of topical cream) which is used to treat the acne by applying it on the affected area.
How it works
Isotretinoin is available in the form of pills and capsules. Many of the dermatologist have now encouraged the patients to take isotretinoin pills even in lesser degree of acne infection which are not completely stopped by regular treatment such as tretinoin topical cream application. It is also used in some kind of skin cancer as well. It has shown great results in skin cancer.
Isotroin capsule belongs to the group medication known as retinoids. Retinoid is a drying agent. Retinoids work very well to reduce the size of the acne and helps in drying the zit. After few days the zit peels of like dead skin.
What is the brand name for Isotroin
The brand name for isotroin is Accutane.
Any side effects of Isotretinoin
Some of the side effects of isotretinoin are listed below
- Acne getting worsen
- Lips getting dried
- Increase chances for sunburn
- Pain in muscles
- Eye dryness
- Blurred vision
- Nasal dryness
- Dry skin
- Increased cholesterol
- Increased blood glucose
Who should not take Isotret
Isotretinoin pills are not for you if you are
- Planning to get pregnant
- Already pregnant
- Breast feeding mother
It has been found that isotretinoin can cause birth defects in the baby, therefore the drug is not meant for women who are planning for a baby, breast feeding mother or already pregnant.
How to use isotretinoin capsules
If you have been under the treatment of isotretinoin capsules previously do use contraception such as birth control or a condom during the sexual interaction as isotretinoin is dangerous for the foetus. It is recommended to wait at least 35 days before start planning a baby or getting pregnant.
It is not meant for children keep it away from them.
- If you are pregnant then this drug is not for you.
- Never take the drug when you are pregnant
- Keep it away from children
- Interaction with Alcohol while under this drug can be dangerous
- Keep yourself hydrated as this medication can cause dryness, since isotretinoin is drying agent.