This medication is a retinoid, prescribed for acne and other skin disorders. It reduces skin oil production, changing the characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of the skin.
If you have an allergy to isotretinoin, vitamin A, or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if , you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs. If , you are of childbearing age, but are not using 2 kinds of birth control or if , you are planning to get pregnant during your care or within 6 months after care has ended. If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. If you are breas t- feeding.
Special precaution in case of preexisting or predisposition to hypertriglyceridaemia ; Monitor triglyceride levels; Monitor blood lipids and LFTs at weekly or bi-weekly intervals; Monitor blood glucose in known or suspected Diabetes Mellitus patients. Caution in history of psychiatric disorder; May impair night vision; Avoid wax epilation and skin resurfacing procedures for at least 6 mth; Avoid prolonged exposure to UV light or sunlight; Discontinue if hearing impairment, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, severe diarrhoea or adverse ocular effects occur. Patient should not donate blood during therapy and for at least 1 mth following drug discontinuation.
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