Acnotin

Acnotin

isotretinoin

Manufacturer:

Mega Lifesciences

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Isotretinoin
Indications/Uses
Severe forms of nodulocystic acne resistant to previous therapy, particularly cystic acne & acne conglobata, especially when the lesions involve the trunk.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & adolescent 0.5-1 mg/kg body wt/day in 2 divided doses for 15-20 wk. Max: 2 mg/kg body wt/day. Treatment duration: 16 wk. Treatment may be resumed after an interval of at least 8 wk.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Hepatic & renal insufficiency; hypervitaminosis A; excessively elevated blood lipid values. Blood donation during or w/in 1 mth of cessation of isotretinoin to women of childbearing potential. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Regularly check liver function & serum lipids (fasting value). History of depression; monitor signs of depression. Avoid contraceptives containing androgen progestational substance; dermabrasion, wax epilation; supplementary treatment w/ tetracyclines. Check relevant lab parameters especially in patients w/ diabetes, obesity, alcoholism or lipid metabolism disorders.
Adverse Reactions
Cheilitis, epistaxis, skin infection, dryness of skin & mucosa, muscle & joint pain, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures, visual disturbances, nausea, inflammatory bowel disease, increase in transaminases, hepatitis, bronchospasm, blood disorders.
Drug Interactions
Vit A, progesterone prep, tetracyclines.
ATC Classification
D10AD04 - isotretinoin ; Belongs to the class of topical retinoid preparations used in the treatment of acne.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Acnotin soft-gelatin cap 20 mg
Packing/Price
30's
Form
Acnotin soft-gelatin cap 10 mg
Packing/Price
30's
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