ROACCUTANE 20 mg. 30 capsules

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ROACCUTANE 20 mg. 30 capsules
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Roaccutane contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
 
Oval, opaque pale red-violet and white with the inscription "ROA 20" containing 20 mg isotretinoin.
 
Isotretinoin belongs to the group of drugs known as retinoids, which are generally used to treat skin disorders.



ROACCUTANE caps. 20 mg. 30 tab
 
What is Roaccutane?
 
Roaccutane contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
 
Oval, opaque pale red-violet and white with the inscription "ROA 20" containing 20 mg isotretinoin.
 
Isotretinoin belongs to the group of drugs known as retinoids, which are generally used to treat skin disorders.
 
Capsules contain inactive ingredients: Yellow beeswax, refined soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil. The capsule shell contains: gelatin, glycerol, Carrion 83 (sorbitol, mannitol, hydrogenated starch hydrolysates) and colors: titanium dioxide pigment canthaxanthin E171 and E161 (gelatin, peanut butter, canthaxanthin, ascorbyl palmitate, alpha-tocopherol and silicon).
 
The capsules are blister packs of 30 and 100 units.
What used Roaccutane?
 
This drug is used to treat acne , in particular in patients who have not responded to other treatments . Implementation of Roaccutane should be done under the supervision of a dermatologist ( a specialist in the treatment of skin diseases) .
Roaccutane is not used to treat acne , is developed prior to puberty.
 
 
 
 
 
When you must not use Roaccutane?
 
- If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant .
 
- If you have liver or kidney disease.
 
- If you are breastfeeding .
 
- If you are taking antibiotics called tetracyclines .
 
- If you are allergic to Roaccutane or any component of the product.
 
- If you are taking high doses of vitamin A or have high levels of cholesterol or triglyceride ( fat -like compound ) in the blood .
 
If you are allergic to peanut or soya . Roaccutane containing peanut oil and soybean oil.
 
 
 
 
 
When you need to be especially careful during treatment with Roaccutane?
 
Be sure to tell your doctor if:
 
You or members of your family have a history of high cholesterol or triglycerides in the blood. Your doctor may decide to do some blood tests to check liver and blood before, during and after your treatment.
 
You or members of your family have diabetes . Roaccutane can increase blood sugar levels , so your doctor can monitor it during your treatment.
 
- You regularly drink large amounts of alcohol.
 
- Data have been spent in the past depression.
 
Isotretinoin can increase the blood levels of fat-like substances , in some patients . Therefore, while on treatment , it is better not to drink alcoholic beverages or at least reduce the amount you drink normally . If your doctor finds that you have high triglyceride levels while taking this medicine , it may be necessary to reduce the dose of Roaccutane and switching to a diet low in fat.
 
Do not take more than the recommended daily dose of vitamin A contained in food ( ie 4000 to 5000 international units). If you take vitamins , check the label how much vitamin A they contain . If you are unsure , check with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you get severe diarrhea , stop taking Roaccutane and contact your doctor.
 
This medicine may affect your night vision and you can feel dry eye or vision problems , but they rarely continue after the end of treatment. If this happens, tell your doctor immediately so that he / her can monitor your vision . These changes can occur quite suddenly , so you should always be careful when driving or operating machinery at night.
 
While being treated with this medicine may become more sensitive to sunlight . Avoid exposure to too much sun or use an ultraviolet lamp or solarium. Before going out in the sun smear exposed skin with protective cream , especially in bright sunlight .
 
Roaccutane can make the skin more fragile , so to avoid injury and depilatory wax as lo during treatment and for at least 6 months after treatment , as they can leave marks or cause irritation skin.
 
You should not use other treatments for acne , unless it is prescribed by your doctor.
 
 
 
Special notes for donors
 
You should not donate blood either during treatment and for at least one month after treatment with Roaccutane.
 
Can be used Roaccutane during pregnancy or breastfeeding ? Roaccutane should not be administered during pregnancy .
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Roaccutane harm an unborn baby . Women should strictly follow these guidelines.
 
- You must not take Roaccutane, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant .
 
- You should not take Roaccutane, if you are breastfeeding .
 
You must use an effective method of pregnancy prevention one month before starting treatment with Roaccutane, during treatment and for one month after treatment . Before starting treatment, your doctor will ask you to take a pregnancy test to be negative. Roaccutane treatment should begin in the second or third day of the menstrual cycle.
 
Should not become pregnant during treatment and one month after termination.
 
- Immediately consult your dermatologist if you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant during treatment or within one month after termination
 
 
 
 
 
How to take Roaccutane?
 
- Always take the capsules as prescribed by your doctor way.
 
- Your doctor will decide the right dose for you. After a few weeks, the doctor may change the dose . This will depend on the effect. Usually should not take more than 1 mg isotretinoin per kilogram of body weight per day , but your doctor may prescribe a lower dose - 0.5 mg / kg. If your weight is 60 kg as the maximum daily dose should be 1 mg x 60 = 60 mg .
 
 - The capsules can be administered once a day or two divided doses throughout the day. Take them with a meal or a glass of milk. Swallow the capsules whole , do not suck or chew it.
 
- If you are a woman of childbearing age should use effective birth control method for at least one month before starting treatment with Roaccutane. Roaccutane treatment should begin in the second or third day of the menstrual cycle.
 
- If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible . However, if it is nearly time for your next dose , skip the missed dose and continue normal treatment. Do not take a double dose.
 
- Sometimes in the first 7-10 days of treatment, your acne may get worse . Long-term therapy of acne will improve.
 
- The course of treatment typically lasts 12 to 16 weeks , and then will not have manifestations of acne for long periods of time . Not usually require repeated courses of treatment, but if your acne flare up significantly , your dermatologist may decide to hold another course of treatment. Only when an event recurrence post- treatment may be considered for re-treatment .
 
- If at the end of the treatment course your acne has not cleared completely , you can expect your condition to continue to improve over the next few months. Do not continue to take the medicine unless your dermatologist tells you to.
 
- If you take too many capsules or if someone else accidentally takes your medicine , contact your doctor , pharmacist or nearest hospital .
 
 
 
 
 
What are the possible side effects of treatment with Roaccutane?
 
- Dryness should expect dry skin, especially the lips and face , and your lips may be inflamed or chapped , you may get a rash , mild itching and slight peeling . Dryness of the throat can cause hoarseness . The skin may be more sensitive and more red than usual. This dryness can be alleviated by the regular use of good moisturizer from the start of treatment . Especially useful is the application of petroleum jelly. The inner portion of the nose can become dry and to form a " peel " , causing mild nose bleed . Applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the inside of the nose will help.
 
- Irritating to eyes eyes can become dry with mild irritation. This can be especially a problem if you wear contact lenses. Ask your pharmacist to suggest some suitable eye drops to relieve .
 
- Muscle aches
 
In some patients during treatment with this drug can be muscle aches , sometimes tendon pain . More likely that these symptoms occur during heavy exercise . You can also get arthritis pain .
 
- Changes in the hair may notice some changes in your hair ( or rarely loss - compression ) some time after starting treatment with the drug. This is usually only a temporary condition. Permanent hair thinning is rare. After discontinuation of your hair should return to its previous state .
 
- Mood For some people, the adoption of Roaccutane was
accompanied by a change of mood ( depression, worsening of depression , tendency to aggression , anxiety or symptoms of psychiatric disorders) , in rare cases, suicidal ideation , suicide or attempted suicide.
 
- Other less common side effects include headache , malaise , fatigue , sweating , menstrual changes , mild hearing loss , vision changes (including impairment of color vision) , jaundice, liver disease , anemia , seizures , inflammatory bowel disease, inflammation of the pancreas , systemic infections , topical bacterial infections such as infections of the tissues around the base of the nail , nail changes , increased pigmentation of the person swelling with discharge , swollen glands , inflammation of the blood vessels (sometimes bruising and red spots ) , blood in urine , diabetes , changes in blood sugar especially in diabetics and asthma , especially in people who have previously suffered from asthma or have allergies to certain substances . Most adverse reactions to Roaccutane resolved upon discontinuation of therapy .
 
- Less levels of a substance in the blood , known as uric acid, may be increased . If you suffer from gout , it can trigger an attack . Very high levels of uric acid may affect kidney function .
 
In some people, may be affected cells that perform coagulation , which means that they may more easily obtain bruising or bleeding.
Leukocyte counts , which are blood cells involved in fighting infection , can also be reduced. This reduces the risk of infection greater.
 
- If your eyesight is affected by this medicine , tell your doctor and do not drive or operate machinery.
 
- The application of high doses of Roaccutane for periods longer than the normal course of treatment can cause changes in the bones , but very little chance of this happening in the normal course of treatment.
 
- If you are concerned about these or any other side effects , talk with your doctor.
 
 
 
 
 
How should I store Roaccutane?
 
- Keep this medicine in a place where children can not reach it and see it.
 
- This medicine should not be used after the expiry date ( EXP) printed on the pack . Any unused medicine back to the pharmacy. Keep it only if you have been told so by your doctor .
 
- REMEMBER - this medicine has been prescribed for you. Only a doctor can prescribe it for you . Never give it to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the same as yours.
 
- Do not store your medicine at temperatures above 25 ° C. Protect from light and store in original containers .
 
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