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Accufine 20mg Softgel Capsule (Isotretinoin 20mg) (Copy)

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INTRODUCTION

ACCUFINE 20MG contains Isotretinoin which belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids which is used to treat skin problems. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is only used in patients whose acne has not responded to other treatments. It works by shrinking the oil, sebaceous, glands in the skin. This reduces the amount of oil that is produced naturally by the skin and also kills the bacteria that cause acne and relieves redness and soreness.

Severe nodular acne is the formation of red, swollen, tender lumps in the skin. If untreated it leads to permanent scars. This medicine should be used in children and adolescents from 12 years of age only after puberty. It must be used under the guidance of a dermatologist.

ACCUFINE 20MG works by shrinking the oil, sebaceous, glands in the skin. This reduces the amount of oil that is produced naturally by the skin and also kills the bacteria that cause acne and relieves redness and soreness. Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Do not take this medicine when you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.

USES OF ACCUFINE 20MG

  • Treat severe acne

HOW ACCUFINE 20MG WORKS

ACCUFINE 20MG works by shrinking the oil, sebaceous, glands in the skin. This reduces the amount of oil that is produced naturally by skin and also kills the bacteria that cause acne and relieves redness and soreness.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Your doctor will decide the correct dose for you depending upon your condition. Swallow this medicine as whole with a glass of water. Do not chew or suck the medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ACCUFINE 20MG

SERIOUS

  • Mental health problems like depression or psychosis
  • Inflammation of the liver, pancreas or intestine
  • Bone and muscle changes
  • Allergic reactions
  • Increased pressure in the brain
  • Hearing and vision differences
  • Problems with blood sugar levels

COMMON

  • Dry skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry nose (nosebleeds)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dry skin:

Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing. Avoid harsh and drying soaps.

Chapped lips:

Apply a non irritating lip balm (lip moisturizer) several times a day or whenever required. Use a non irritating lip balm with SPF 30 or higher before going outdoors.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ACCUFINE 20MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

ACCUFINE 20MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine, since it may cause dry eyes, sight problems, drowsiness or dizziness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with ACCUFINE 20MG.

KIDNEY

ACCUFINE 20MG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

ACCUFINE 20MG is not recommended in patients with active liver diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Isotretinoin.

HEART DISEASE

ACCUFINE 20MG should be taken with caution in patients with heart disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Inform your doctor before taking this medicine, if you have,

  • Increased levels of vitamin A in body (Hypervitaminosis A)
  • High levels of cholesterol or triglycerides in blood
  • Mental health problems (depression, aggressive tendencies or mood changes)
  • Asthma
  • Wear contact lenses
  • Diabetes
  • Bone loss or weak bones
  • Anorexia nervosa (where people eat too little)

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • Tetracyclines antibiotics
  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Progestin-only birth control pills (mini-pills)
  • Medicines used to prevent epilepsy or seizures (e.g. phenytoin)
  • Medicines used to treat mental problems (e.g. st John’s wort)
  • Corticosteroid medicines

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