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Isotret 20mg Capsule

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Salt Composition : Isotretinoin


Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 169
Price :141
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Introduction to Isotret 20mg Capsule

Isotret 20mg capsule contains the active ingredient called Isotretinoin. It belongs to the medication class known as retinoids, similar to vitamin A. This medicine is used to treat severe forms of acne. Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. 

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to Isotretinoin or any of its other substances or if you take other medicines like vitamin A, tetracyclines, or retinoids. Do not use this medicine if you have liver disease, very high levels of blood fats (e.g., high cholesterol or triglycerides), very high levels of vitamin A in your body (hypervitaminosis A), or if you are receiving treatment with tetracyclines. Avoid taking peanuts and soya, as this medicine contains soya bean oil. Talk to your doctor if you have other health conditions or ever had or have mental health problems like depression, mood change, or aggressive behavior because taking this medicine may affect your mood. Avoid consuming this medicine if you have any liver condition. 

Before taking this medicine, inform your healthcare professional if you plan to get pregnant or pregnant or breastfeeding as it is unsafe. Should not get pregnant even after stopping the medicine for one month. Use effective contraception. Notify your doctor if you are allergic or intolerant to some sugar, as this medicine contains sorbitol. This medicine should not be used to treat pubertal acne and not in children under 12 years of age. Contact your doctor for more information. Report to your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects such as fever, chest or back pain, difficulty breathing, or fever.

Uses of Isotret 20mg Capsule

  • Treats severe forms of acne.

Therapeutic Effects of Isotret 20mg Capsule

Isotret 20mg capsule reduces sebum (skin oil) production, has anti-inflammatory effects, normalizes skin cell shedding, has antibacterial action against acne-causing bacteria, and prevents microbes formation.

Interaction of Isotret 20mg Capsule with other drugs

Inform your doctor about any prescribed medications, over-the-counter medicines, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products you take or have taken before the treatment. Certain medications may interact with Isotret 20mg capsule and can cause undesirable side effects.

More Information about Isotret 20mg Capsule

  • Keep out of sight and reach of pets and children
  • Store protected from light at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.
  • Isotret 20mg capsule treatment can take three months or longer. Do not stop until your doctor advises.

How to consume Isotret 20mg Capsule

Take Isotret 20mg capsule as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking Isotret 20mg capsule if your doctor advises you to stop.

Safety Advices for Isotret 20mg Capsule

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Isotret 20mg capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. Report to your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, or are planning for the pregnancy before starting the treatment.

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Breast Feeding


Taking Isotret 20mg capsule while breastfeeding may be unsafe because it may affect the child. Do not breastfeed for at least four months after the treatment. Therefore, talk with your doctor to get more information.

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It is unknown whether Isotret 20mg capsule is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have any lung disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience difficulty breathing or any lung-related symptoms.

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Do not consume Isotret 20mg capsule if you have any liver-related condition. Inform your physician if you have any liver disease before starting the treatment. Contact your doctor if you experience any liver-related symptoms.

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It is unknown whether consuming alcohol while taking an Isotret 20mg capsule is safe. Please speak with your physician.

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While taking Isotret 20mg capsule, driving or using machines is unsafe because it may cause dizziness or severe headaches. Talk to your doctor for more information.

Side Effects of Isotret 20mg Capsule

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.


  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Fever Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Pain in chest and abdomen
  • Severe headache
  • Severe stomach pain that spread to back (the sign of pancreatitis)
  • Dark lumpy makings on the skin
  • Swelling in leg
  • Double vision
  • Ringing in the ear and headache
  • Sudden migraine


  • Hair loss
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Joint pain
  • Bone pain
  • Skin rashes, itching, redness, inflammation
  • Dryness in skin, mouth, nose
  • Respiratory failure
  • Unusual sweating
  • Mood swings
  • Numbness or tingling on hands or feet
  • Constipation
  • High levels of blood creatinine or blood fats

Word of Advice

Inform your doctor about the side effects you are experiencing; your doctor may change the dosage of Isotret 20mg capsule or give you some additional medicine to reduce the side effects. Even though you didn't notice a change in your mood and behavior, you are advised to inform your friends and family that this medicine could affect your mood and behavior. Discuss with your doctor about effective contraception methods to avoid getting pregnant. Women should take pregnancy tests every four months while under treatment. Notify your doctor immediately if you become preganat while under treatment; your doctor will provide you with the right treatment. Do not consume other medications unless your doctor prescribes them.


Q 1. Why use effective contraception during the treatment of Isotret 20mg capsule?

It is advised to use effective contraception to avoid pregnancy during the treatment. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant while under the treatment of Isotret 20mg capsule; your doctor may pick the right treatment. Also, it is better to discuss effective contraception with your doctor.

Q 2. What are the different forms of Isotret 20mg capsule available?

Isotret 20mg capsule is primarily available in two forms: topical creams and gels and oral capsules.

Q 3. Should I double-dose Isotret 20mg capsule if I missed the dose?

No, you should not double-dose the Isotret 20mg capsule even if you missed the regular dose. If you forgot to take the dose, take one as soon as you remember. If you double-dose the medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Q 4. Is it okay to take Isotret 20mg capsule with kidney disease?

Only limited information is available about the usage of Isotret 20mg capsule in kidney patients. So, it is advised to inform the patient of the history with your doctor before starting the treatment.

Fact Box of Isotret 20mg Capsule

Molecule Name: IsotretinoinTherapeutic class: Acne agents
Pharmacological class: RetinoidsIndications: Treats severe forms of acne


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  2. KD Tripathi, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, Drugs acting on skin and mucous membranes, 7th edition, 2013, 894.
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  4. Roche Laboratories Inc, US Food and Drug Administration, [Revised on June 2002] [ Accessed on 23rd Sept 2023],


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