THE USE OF THE MEDICINE
Accutane is used to treat severe acne rashes in patients who do not help other medications. It can also be used for other symptoms to a doctor.
HOW TO USE
Take Accutane two times a day with meals unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Swallow the capsule. Do not suck or chew. Take with a full glass of water, milk or other nonalcoholic liquid. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Depending on your reaction to Accutane, your doctor may need to adjust the dosage upward or downward. If your condition is improving rapidly, your doctor may stop giving you Accutane even after 15 or 20 weeks.
After completion of receiving Accutane should not be less than 2 months 'rest period' during which you do not take this medication. This is because acne can gradually disappear, even if you stop taking the medicine. After 2 months, if your rash is still severe, your doctor may prescribe a second course of Accutane. If you are still growing, your doctor may recommend a longer "rest period".
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
Read the information leaflet for patients in the preparation. Do not crush the capsule.
Do not share Accutane with anyone because of the risk of birth defects and other serious side effects.
THE MECHANISM OF MEDICINE
Accutane is a retinoid. It works by reducing sebum production, changes in the characteristics of sebum and prevent abnormal stiffness of the skin.
If you miss a dose of Accutane, take it to as soon as possible. If the time has come almost to the next dose, skip the missed reception and return to your normal schedule the reception. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Accutane at 77 degrees Fahrenheit (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 ° and 30 ° C) is allowed. Keep away from heat, moisture and light. Not store in bathroom. Keep Accutane away from children and pets.
Do not use Accutane if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Accutane;
- you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or become pregnant, taking Accutane;
- you are breast-feeding.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of this applies to you.
IT IS IMPORTANT:
- Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know his reaction to the drug.
- Do not donate blood while taking Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane.
- Do not drink alcohol while taking Accutane.
- Aggravation of acne may occur during the first part of the therapy. This does not mean that the drug does not work or taking it to stop.
- To prevent cracking of the lips, use a moisturizing lipstick or lip balm.
- Do not take cosmetic procedures to smooth the skin, including waxing, dermabrasion, or laser procedures, while you take Accutane and for at least 6 months after stopping. Accutane can increase your chances of getting scars from these procedures.
- Accutane can cause sensitivity to the sun. Avoid exposure to sunlight, tanning lamps or tanning until you know how you react to Accutane. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outdoors for long periods.
- Tell your doctor if you are planning to engage in vigorous physical activity (sports) during treatment with Accutane.
- Sexually active women of childbearing age must use 2 effective forms of birth control, not less than 1 month before treatment, during treatment and within 1 month after stopping the medication. Your doctor should test for pregnancy on a monthly basis while you are taking Accutane.
- Some contraceptive pills that do not contain estrogen may not be effective while taking Accutane.
- Diabetics - Accutane may affect blood sugar levels. Carefully check your blood sugar levels and ask your doctor before identify the dosage of medicine for diabetes.
Consult your doctor if any of these most common side effects do not pass or become worse:
- irregular hair growth, abnormal sensations of the skin, bleeding and redness or swelling of the gums, changes in menses, chapped lips, decreased tolerance to contact lenses, dizziness, dry mouth and eyes, dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds, dry or scaly skin, fatigue, flushing, general discomfort of the body, thinning hair, headaches, itching, lack of energy, nervousness, respiratory tract infections, insomnia, sweating, temporary worsening of acne, voice changes.
Call your doctor immediately if there is any of these serious side effects:
- Severe allergic reactions (rash, hives, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre, aggressive or violent acts; pain in the gut, or banging pain in the chest, dark urine, depression, difficult or painful swallowing, difficulty in movement, excessive thirst or urination, fainting, fast heartbeat, fever, weakness, or fracture of bones, hearing or ringing in the ears, increasing the pressure in the brain (pressure in the eye, nausea, vision changes, vomiting), pain in joint or back pain, leg swelling, muscle weakness with or without pain, nausea, heartburn, or its exacerbation, rectal bleeding, red spots or bruises on the legs, shortness of breath, convulsions, severe birth defects, severe diarrhea, severe headache, skin infections , slurred speech, abdominal pain or tenderness, stroke, stunted growth in children and sensitivity to the sun, swelling of the pancreas (fever, increased heart rate, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting), swollen glands, thoughts of suicide, tightness in the lungs, changes in vision, vomiting, weakness, yellowing of the skin or eyes.
Accutane should be used by patients for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with others.