Roaccutane is a medication in soft capsule form containing isotretinoin – a very effective treatment for severe acne. Roaccutane may cause very serious side effects, thus, its use and prescription should be supervised by a specialist doctor.
What should I know about Roaccutane?
Roaccutane begins to Work between 7 to 10 days after you start using them and four out of five people will have clear skin after four months of use.
You should have regular blood tests before and after you start your treatment with Roaccutane.
You may also experience skin dryness and higher sensitivity to sunlight. It is very important to avoid getting pregnant while using this medication and for at least one month after you stop using this medication.
Isotretinoin in Roaccutane Can cause harm to an unborn baby thus it is very important to use highly effective methods of contraception.
This medication is not to be used by children under 12 years or before puberty. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or active ingredients or soya and if you have inherited a digestive disorder known as fructose intolerance as the capsules contain sorbitol.
What are the side effects of Roaccutane?
Although not everyone would experience them, possible side effects of Roaccutane include:
• Dry skin and lips
• Sensitivity to sunlight
• dry eyes
• Dry throat
• Dry nose and nose bleeds
• General aches and pains
• Severe stomach pain without diarrhea
• Bloody diarrhea
• changes in mood
• Blistering skin rash
• sudden changes in eyesight
• worsening depression
• Other unlisted side effects
How do I use Roaccutane?
Roaccutane capsules should be swallowed whole with water preferably after your meal or snack, usually once or twice daily as directed by your doctor. This medication is prescribed at a starting dose of 0.5 milligrams per kilogram. Each capsule contains 10 to 20 milligrams of isotretinoin. Your dosage would usually depend on your condition and body weight.
Special precautions for women using Roaccutane.
Isotretinoin can cause harm to an unborn baby and increase the risk of miscarriage, thus, it is important that you use at least one contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy during treatment with this medication. Stop using the medication if you think you may be pregnant.
This medication is safe for sexually active men.