ROACCUTANE caps. 20 mg. 30 caps

ROACCUTANE caps. 20 mg. 30 caps
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Roaccutane contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
Oval, opaque pale red-violet and white labeled "ROA 20" containing 20 mg isotretinoin.
Isotretinoin belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids, which are commonly used to treat skin problems



ROACCUTANE caps. 20 mg. 30 caps
 

What is Roaccutane?


Roaccutane contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
 
Oval, opaque pale red-violet and white labeled "ROA 20" containing 20 mg isotretinoin.
 
Isotretinoin belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids, which are commonly used to treat skin problems.
 
Capsules contain the 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, ascorbic palmitate, alpha-tocopherol and silicon).
 
Capsules in blister packs of 30 and 100.
 

What used Roaccutane?

 
This medicine is used to treat acne, especially in patients who have not responded to other treatment. Application of Roaccutane should be supervised by a dermatologist (a doctor specializing in the treatment of skin diseases).
Roaccutane is not used to treat acne, developing before 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 of the ingredients.
 If you are taking high doses of vitamin A, or have high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides (a fat like substance) in your blood.
If you are allergic to peanuts or soya. Roaccutane contains peanut oil and soybean oil.
 
When should you be extra careful during treatment with Roaccutane?
 

Be sure to tell your doctor if:

 
You or members of your family have had elevated triglycerides or cholesterol. Your doctor may decide to do some blood tests to check your liver and blood before, during and after your treatment.
 
You or members of your family have diabetes. Roaccutane can increase blood sugar levels, so that the doctor can monitor this during your treatment.
  You regularly drink large amounts of alcohol.
 Have data for past spent in depression.
Isotretinoin may increase blood levels of fat-like substances in some patients. Therefore, while on treatment, it is better not to drink alcohol or at least reduce the amount you usually drink. If your doctor finds that you have high triglyceride levels while taking this medicine, you may need 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 containing foods (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 dry eyes, or vision problems, but they rarely continue after 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 receiving treatment with this medicine may become more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid exposure to too much sun or use an ultraviolet lamp or solarium. Before leaving rub sun exposed skin with protective cream, especially in bright sunlight.
 
Roaccutane can make the skin more fragile, so to avoid injury and depilatory wax lo and 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 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 used during pregnancy.
Important
Roaccutane harm an unborn baby. Women should strictly observe the following guidelines.
 You must not take Roaccutane, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant.
  You must not take Roaccutane, if you are breastfeeding. 
You must use an effective method of birth control for 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.
 
You should not become pregnant during treatment and one month after treatment.
 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 in the prescribed manner by your doctor.
 Your doctor will decide the right dose for you. After several weeks, the doctor may change the dose. This will depend on the effect. Normally you 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 taken once daily or in two divided doses during the day. Take them with a meal or glass of milk. Swallow the capsules whole, do not suck or chew.
  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 resume your normal treatment. Do not take a double dose.
 Sometimes the first 7-10 days of treatment, your acne may get worse. In long-term therapy of acne will improve.
A course of treatment usually lasts 12 to 16 weeks, then you will not have symptoms of acne for a long 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. Manifested only in certain relapse post-treatment may be thinking of re-treatment.
  If at the end of treatment 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, your lips may be inflamed or chapped lips may get a rash, mild itching and slight peeling. Dryness of the throat can cause hoarseness. The skin may become more sensitive and more red than usual. This dryness can be relieved by the regular use of good moisturizing cream of treatment. Especially useful is the application of petroleum jelly. The inside of the nose may become dry and form a "peel" which may cause slight bleeding from the nose. Applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly on the inside of the nose will help.
  Eye irritation in the eyes can become dry with mild irritation. This can be a problem especially if you wear contact lenses. Ask your pharmacist to suggest some good eye drops for relief.
  Muscle aches
 
In some patients during treatment with this medicine may occur muscle pain and sometimes pain in the tendons. More likely, these complaints occur during heavy exercise. You can also get a arthritic pain.
  Changes in hair may notice some changes in your hair (or rarely loss - ratio) some time after starting treatment with the drug. This is usually 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 in mood (depression, worsening of depression, tendency to aggression, anxiety or symptoms of psychiatric disorders), in rare cases of 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, local infections such as bacterial infection of the tissues around the base of the nail, nail changes, increased pigmentation of the face, swelling with discharge, swollen glands, inflammation of blood vessels (sometimes with bruises and red patches) , blood in urine, diabetes, changes in blood sugar especially in diabetics and asthma, especially in people who have previously suffered from asthma or allergy 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 increase. If you suffer from gout, it can trigger an attack. Very high levels of uric acid can affect kidney function.
 
Some people might be offended cells that carry blood clotting, which means that they can more easily get bruised and bleeding.
The number of leukocytes, which are blood cells involved in fighting infection, can also be reduced. This makes the risk of infection greater.
  If your vision is affected by this medicine, tell your doctor and do not drive or operate machinery.
  The use of high doses of Roaccutane for periods longer than the normal course of treatment can cause changes in the bones, but much less likely to happen 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 and see.
  This medicine should not be used after the expiry date (EXP) printed on the pack. Any unused medication back to the pharmacy. Watch 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 above 25 ° C. Protect from light and store in original container.
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