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About Accutane Capsules

Accutane Capsules is generally used for the treatment of severe cystic acne that has not responded to other forms of therapy. Accutane Capsules is effective in reducing the amount of oil the skin produces and prevents any irregular hardening of the skin.



Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Accutane Capsules:
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diabetes
  • An unusual or abnormal reaction to isotretinoin, vitamin A or its analogs, parabens, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Frequently drink beverages containing alcohol
  • Overweight problem
  • Mental problems such as depression or psychosis, have ever attempted suicide, are currently taking any form of medicines for these problems, or have a family history of any mental problems
  • High blood cholesterol or lipids
  • Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • Breastfeeding

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Accutane Capsules may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Accutane Capsules

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Accutane Capsules capsules should be taken orally with a glass of water. It is best if you take Accutane Capsules with food. Remember, when taking Accutane Capsules or any prescription drug to always follow the label closely. Be sure to space your doses evenly and do not take more than directed.

Accutane Capsules should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Accutane Capsules

In the event that a dose of Accutane Capsules was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Accutane Capsules. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Accutane Capsules to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Other drugs that make you sensitive to the sun such as certain antibiotics or sulfa drugs
  • Vitamin A
  • Alcohol
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Accutane Capsules; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Accutane Capsules.

Accutane Capsules Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Accutane Capsules and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in the skin or nail coloration
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Dry mouth, eyes or nose
  • Increased sensitivity to the sun
  • Hair loss, increased fragility of hair

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Accutane Capsules Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Accutane Capsules consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Accutane Capsules:

  • Irritability
  • Unusually tired
  • Nose bleeds
  • Stomach pain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Changes in normal sleep patterns
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Lose interest in usual activities
  • Decreased night vision
  • Unusual bruising or bleeding
  • Changes in vision such as blurred or double vision
  • Red, burning, itching, painful or swollen eyes
  • Withdraw from family or friends
  • Feel unusually sad or have crying spells
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Start to have thoughts about hurting yourself
  • Ringing in the ears or any changes in hearing
  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Accutane Capsules Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Accutane Capsules and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Accutane Capsules is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Accutane Capsules. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Accutane Capsules and may affect desired results. Accutane Capsules cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Accutane Capsules is against the law.

How To Store Accutane Capsules

The following is general storage information for Accutane Capsules:

  • It is important that you store Accutane Capsules at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Accutane Capsules is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Accutane Capsules out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Accutane Capsules properly.


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if can i use melacare its safe or not for my skin

1 Relpys |Post Reply | 2:51am - September 19th, 2012

i am using melacare ointment to get rid of tanning and black pimple spots. Its almost done. I am now fairer. But i want stop the usage of melacare. And want to stabilize my fairness. Is there any ointment available at india to get fair and skin lightening without any adverse effects? Any skintone stabilizers?

1 Relpys |Post Reply | 12:18pm - February 20th, 2011


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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Accutane Capsules. If you experience any other side effects while taking Accutane Capsules please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Accutane Capsules nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Accutane Capsules, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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