I 20 20 MG Capsule

Manufactured byPrism Life Sciences Ltd.
ContainsIsotretinoin
Description

I 20 20 MG Capsule is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A and is used for the treatment of severe acne (nodular) non-responsive to other therapies.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for I 20 20 MG Capsule

  • Bone and joint pain
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Scaling, burning, redness, and swelling of skin
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain and tenderness of eyes
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Heart burn
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears

Uses of I 20 20 MG Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acne vulgaris
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The effect of this medicine can be observed within 2-4 weeks of topical application.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine by women are pregnant or suspecting a pregnancy is not recommended. It is advised to take extra precautionary measures and avoid intended/unintended pregnancy while using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives after assessing your condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have a known history of allergy to tretinoin/isotretinoin/retinoids or any other component present in the dosage form.

Liver disease

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have an impairment of liver function.

Hypervitaminosis A

This medicine is not recommended for use if you have more than normal levels of vitamin A in the body.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine by women are pregnant or suspecting a pregnancy is not recommended. It is advised to take extra precautionary measures and avoid intended/unintended pregnancy while using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe suitable alternatives after assessing your condition.
General warnings

Exposure to sun

Use of this medicine can cause adverse reactions of the skin on sun exposure. You should either avoid stepping out at daytime or take appropriate precautionary measures.

Other skin creams

This medicine may interact with other skin care or medicinal products. Consult your doctor before starting the use of other products along with this medicine.

Contraception

Appropriate means of birth control should be adopted while using this medicine. It can cause oral/hormonal contraception failure and hence use of multiple contraception is advised. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect a pregnancy while using this medicine.

Donation of blood

It is advised to refrain from donating blood for 1 month after stopping the use of this medicine.

Depresseion

Use of this medicine has been known to cause varying levels of depression in different people. Report any current/past incidences of depression, agitation, anxiety, or other psychotic disorders to the doctor.

Hearing impairment

Use of this medicine has been associated with hearing impairment which may persist even after the use is discontinued.

Disturbance in vision

Use of this medicine may cause disturbances in vision. Report any incidence of disturbance in the vision to the doctor.

Hyperlipidemia

Use of this medicine has been associated with an increased level of lipids and triglycerides in the body and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from hypercholesterolemia and other associated diseases.

Missed Dose

Skip the missed dose and continue with the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Contact a doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected. Symptoms of overdose may include a headache, dizziness, vomiting, stomach pain, tingling and stinging sensation of the skin etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Tetracycline

Ethinyl Estradiol

Natural Micronised Progesterone

Disease interactions

Increased pressure around the brain

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients having an increased pressure around the brain due to a disease or trauma. Your doctor may determine the best course of treatment in such cases.

Psychiatric disorders

Use of this medicine may worsen the symptoms of psychiatric disorders. It should be used with caution by patients suffering from mood changes, anxiety, agitation, depression etc.

Osteoporosis

Use of this medicine may cause a reduction in bone density and hence should be used with caution in patients suffering from osteoporosis or other disorders affecting bone density.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take I 20 20 MG Capsule as instructed by the doctor. Follow all the directions mentioned on the label. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than prescribed. This medicine should be taken with food. The symptoms might get worse in the initial phase of treatment.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by slowing the production of certain substances that cause an acne breakout.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Miscellaneous antineoplastics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/15655

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https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=3ef0cff8-19c1-4441-b780-fca6c7ee1615

Isotretinoin - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 8 May 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00982

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a681043.html
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