The patients which do not respond with other medicine in case of severe acne problem. Accutane was used in treating them.
How to use the Accutane
The ideal way to use the drug in infections is recommended or as directed by the physician. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions. Do not damage the capsule.
The Accutane should be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
The Accutane should be taken with a full glass of water.
The Mechanism of Accutane
It is an retinoid drug .It reduces the oil production of skin & prevents the hardening of skin.
You must not stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor even if you attain relief after a short while post starting treatment.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking the Accutane to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store the Accutane capsules as well as 125&250mg dry powder at 68 degrees F (20 Degrees), at room temperature. Tablets,Chewable Tablets as well as 200mg,400mg at 77 degrees F (25Degrees), Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing the Accutane in the bathroom.
Consult your doctor before using the Accutane if you have conditions like, if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, or you have Kidney problem. if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use the Accutane if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You should avoid while taking this drug i.e. have cosmetic procedures to smooth your skin, including waxing, dermabrasion, or laser procedures, and for at least minimum 6 months after you want to stop.
This drug may cause increased sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Accutane . Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for a prolonged period.
The women being sexually active childbearing age must use 2 effective forms of birth control at least 1 month before starting therapy, during therapy, and for 1 month after stopping the medicine. Your Doctor should conduct pregnancy tests on a regular monthly basis while you are taking Accutane..You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
The Drug can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking
The birth controlling pills such as progestin that do not contain estrogen may not be as effective while using Accutane.For diabetes patients - Accutane may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels regularly and ask time to time your Doctor or health care provider before regulating the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Please maintain caution while using the drug in children below years of age/elderly patients as the safety as well as effectiveness of the drug in these patients are yet to be ascertained.