ROACCUTANE 20 MG
Roaccutane by Roche is a medicine based on isotretinoin. a substance related to vitamin A. which is part of a group of medicines used for acne treatment (retinoids).
• Treatment of severe acne types like: nodular. conglobate or acne with risk of permanent scarring in adults and adolescents from 12 years of age.
• Allergic reactions which may cause: skin rash. itching. nose bleeds
• Cracking or peeling skin
• Dry nose
• Cracks in the corners of the mouth
• Dry mouth
• Dry lips
• Dry eyes
• Inflammation of the whites of the eyes
• Joint pain
• Back pain
• Changes in your fingernails or toenails
Note: If you have any of these serious reactions. get emergency medical help immediately. If you have any allergic reaction. stop taking Roaccutane
Do not take Roaccutane if:
• you are pregnant or breast-feeding
• there is any chance you could become pregnant
• you are allergic to isotretinoin. peanut or soya or any other ingredients of this medicine
• you have liver disease
• you have very high levels of blood fats (e.g. high cholesterol or triglycerides)
• you have very high levels of vitamin A in your body (hypervitaminosis A)
• you are receiving treatment with tetracyclines (a type of antibiotic) at the same time
• Recommended dose: 0.5 mg/kg of bodyweight/day (So if you weigh 60 kg. your dose will usually start at 30 mg a day.)
• Cycle normally lasts between 16 – 24 weeks (Depending on the severity of the acne)
• Take the capsules once or twice daily.
• Take on a full stomach (consume whole. with a drink or a mouthful of food.
Note: If you have severe kidney problems. you will usually start on a lower dose (such as 10 mg/day). that can mean you are treated for longer and your acne might be more likely to come back. Your acne may continue to improve for up to 8 weeks after treatment. You won’t usually start another course until then. Some people find their acne gets worse during the first weeks of treatment. It usually improves as treatment goes on.
Roaccutane® 20 mg
ROACCUTANE 20 MG