Sotret 30mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids (vitamin A derivative). It is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.
Sotret 30mg Capsule should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food, preferably at the same time each day to avoid a missed dose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep taking the medicine regularly to get the most benefit. If you notice no improvement after a few weeks, see your doctor again.
Sotret 30mg Capsule may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit your exposure to the sun. It may also make your skin more fragile. Avoid any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. Additionally, it may cause dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes so drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer. This medicine may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.
BENEFITS OF SOTRET CAPSULE
In Treatment of Acne
Sotret 30mg Capsule helps treat acne by reducing the production of sebum (a natural substance) that causes acne. This kills acne-causing bacteria and prevents spots or pimples from appearing. It usually takes a few weeks to have a noticeable effect so keep taking it even if it appears not to be working. Sometimes acne may get worse before it gets better, however, with proper use, your skin will get clearer. This medicine will help improve your mood and uplift your confidence as your skin becomes acne-free.
HOW TO USE SOTRET CAPSULE
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Sotret 30mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
HOW SOTRET CAPSULE WORKS
Sotret 30mg Capsule is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acne. Also, the controlled sebum production kills acne-causing bacteria. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation (redness and swelling).
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Sotret 30mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Sotret 30mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sotret 30mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Sotret 30mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Your night vision may get worse during your treatment. This can happen suddenly. Drowsiness and dizziness have been reported very rarely. This may affect your driving ability.
Sotret 30mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sotret 30mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Sotret 30mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
- VITAMIN A
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SOTRET CAPSULE?
If you miss a dose of Sotret 30mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Sotret
- Dry skin
- Increased liver enzymes
Q. Is Sotret 30mg Capsule safe to use?
Sotret 30mg Capsule should be used with care since it is associated with significant adverse reactions. It should be used only for patients with severe nodular acne who are unresponsive to conventional therapy, including systemic antibiotics. In addition, Sotret 30mg Capsule should not be used by pregnant women because it can cause severe birth defects.
Q. Is Sotret 30mg Capsule a steroid?
No, Sotret 30mg Capsule is a retinoid (vitamin A) which is used to treat severe types of acne.
Q. What are the recommended tests during Sotret 30mg Capsule therapy?
Your liver enzymes and serum lipids will be checked before the treatment is started. These levels will also be monitored 1 month after the start of treatment and subsequently at 3 monthly intervals unless more frequent monitoring is clinically indicated.
Q. Is the effect of Sotret 30mg Capsule permanent?
It has been observed in many patients that a single 15-20-week course effectively cures the condition and prevents it from coming back. If at all a second course is required, one should wait for at least 8 weeks after completion of the first course. This is because experience with Sotret 30mg Capsule has shown that the symptoms in the patients with acne may continue to improve following treatment with Sotret 30mg Capsule.
Q. Why is Sotret 30mg Capsule so dangerous during pregnancy?
If pregnancy occurs during treatment with Sotret 30mg Capsule then, there is an extremely high risk that the baby may be born with severe birth defects.
Q. Can Sotret 30mg Capsule cause cancer?
No, there are no reports of Sotret 30mg Capsule causing cancer. In fact, it may be useful in some forms of head, skin, and neck cancers.
Q. What are the long-term side effects of Sotret 30mg Capsule?
A normal course of treatment of Sotret 30mg Capsule is 15–20 weeks. Therefore, the long-term effects of low doses have not been studied. However, it may have some effect on bone mineral density. It may decrease bone mineral density in some patients, resulting in osteoporosis or fractures.
Q. Does Sotret 30mg Capsule affect male fertility?
No, Sotret 30mg Capsule does not affect the fertility of male patients. No significant effects were seen on ejaculate volume, sperm count, total sperm motility, morphology, or seminal plasma fructose.
Q. Does Sotret 30mg Capsule damage your liver?
There may be a transient increase in liver enzymes with Sotret 30mg Capsule use. Therefore, regular laboratory tests are required. These values generally return to normal after some time. If the levels remain elevated for a long time, your doctor may discontinue the use of Sotret 30mg Capsule.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.