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||BRAND NAME : Accutane
CHEMICAL CONTENTS: Isotretinon
Brand name :
Accutane, RoAccutane Chemical Contents :
Accutane, RoAccutane Indication :
Severe forms of nodulo-cystic acne resistant to therapy, especially cystic acne & acne conglobata, especially when the lesions involve the trunk.
Accutane, RoAccutane Dosage :
Initially 0.5 mg/kg body weight/day. Maintenance: 0.1-1 mg/kg body weight/day. Max: 1 mg/kg body weight/day, for a limited period of time. Duration of treatment: 16 weeks. Resuming treatment should be done after an 8-weeks interval.
Accutane, RoAccutane Contraindications :
Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant while undergoing treatment & women of childbearing potential. Hepatic or renal insufficiency. Hypervitaminosis A. Patients week(s)/ elevated blood lipid values. Supplementary treatment week(s) tetracycline.
Accutane, RoAccutane Special Precautions :
Diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, disturbances of lipid metabolism. Avoid exposure to sunlight or radiation therapy week(s) ultraviolet light. Monitor serum triglyceride levels (fasting value) prior to, 1 month after start of therapy & at the end of therapy. Monitor liver function prior to 1 month after start of therapy & at 3 monthly intervals thereafter. History of depression. Avoid aggression dermabrasion & wax epilation for a period of 5-6 months after treatment. May affect ability ot drive or operate machinery.
Accutane, RoAccutane Adverse Reactions :
Dryness of the skin & mucosa; exanthema, pruritus, facial erythema, dermatitis, sweating, pyogenic granuloma, paronychia, nail dystrophy, increased for matinon of granulation tissue, persistent hair thinning, reversible alopecia, acne fulminans, hirsutism, hyprepigmentation, photosensitivity; muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, calcification of ligaments & tendon; behavioraldisorders, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures; increase in transaminases; bronchospasm; blood disorders; increased intracranial pressure, seizures; nausea, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis; increase in transaminases; bronchospasm; blood disorders; increase in serumyriglyceride & cholesterol, hyperuricemia, decrease in high-density lipoprotein; local or systemic infections; lymphadenopathy, hematuria, proteninuria, vasculitis.
Accutane, RoAccutane Drug Interactions :
Concurrent use week(s) vitamin A intersifies symptoms of hypervitaminosis A.
Accutane, RoAccutane Presentation & Packing :
Capsules 10 mg x 30's. 20mg x 30's