Accutane 40 mg
What Is Isotretinoin
Isotretinoin/Accutane is a form of vitamin A. It decreases the amount of sebum (oil) that is released by the sebaceous (oil) glands, and it increases that rate at which the skin renews itself.
This drug may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics.
Women of child-bearing potential must agree in writing to use two specific forms of birth control and have regular pregnancy tests before, during, and after taking isotretinoin.
How should i take ACCUTANE?
- Your doctor may perform blood tests during treatment with Isotretinoin/Accutane to monitor side effects from this medication.
- Due to the serious side effects that may occur with the use of this medication, do not share it with anyone else.
- Take each dose of Isotretinoin/Accutane with a full glass of water. This will help prevent the medication inside the capsule from irritating the lining of the esophagus. For the same reason, do not chew or suck on the capsule.
- Isotretinoin/Accutane is a medication taken to treat severe nodular acne that has not been helped by other treatments, including antibiotics. However, Isotretinoin/Accutane can cause serious side effects. Before starting treatment with Isotretinoin/Accutane, discuss with your doctor how bad the acne is, the possible benefits of Isotretinoin/Accutane and the possible side effects. Your doctor will ask you to read and sign a form indicating that you understand the serious risks associated with Isotretinoin/Accutane therapy.
- Store Isotretinoin/Accutane at room temperature away from moisture and heat.
- Take all of the Isotretinoin/Accutane that has been prescribed for you even if your symptoms start to improve. The acne may seem to get worse at the start of therapy, but should then begin to improve. For the best results, finish all of the medication that has been prescribed. You may require more than one course of therapy with Isotretinoin/Accutane.
- Take Isotretinoin/Accutane exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
- Take Isotretinoin/Accutane twice a day with food or milk to get the best results from this medication, unless otherwise directed by your doctor.
What happens if i OVERDOSE?
- Seek emergency medical attention.
- Symptoms of an Isotretinoin/Accutane overdose include vomiting, flushing of the face, abdominal pain, inflammation of the lips, dizziness, headache and clumsiness.
What happens if i missed a dose?
- Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and only take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.