Isotretinoin 20mg Tablet is used to treat severe types of acne (such as nodular or conglobate acne, or acne that is at risk of causing permanent scarring) in adults and children aged 12 years and older. The medication is available in the form of oral capsules and should be taken exactly as directed by the doctor. The usual adult dose for acne is a maintenance dose of 0.25 to 0.5 mg/kg orally 2 times a day, with a maximum dose of up to 2 mg/kg/day for up to 20 weeks. Patients should take some formulations of this drug with food.
The medication should not be taken by anyone younger than 12 years old. Isotretinoin may cause side effects such as dry skin, chapped lips, dry eyes, and dry nose. It may also cause joint pain, back pain, dizziness, and headache. Women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the capsules. It is important to inform the doctor or pharmacist about all the medications being taken, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements, to avoid any potential drug interactions.
Nodular acne: Nodular Acne occurs due to excessive production of oil in the skin cells causing swollen, red and tender lumps the size of pencil erasers or larger. The sebum inhibits sebaceous glands and stops oil from flowing out freely causing an accumulation of sebum under the skin which enhances the development of acne-causing bacteria. Acne nodules are larger than typical pimples and affect the deeper layers of skin. Nodular acne can occur on the back, face, and body. If they are not treated, it may cause permanent scars. The symptoms include long-lasting painful blemishes that feel like hard knots under the skin. Tretosil- 20: Isotretinoin- 20 mg Tablet comes in the category of drugs known as retinoids and is a very effective remedy for the treatment of nodular acne.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Tretosil- 20: Isotretinoin- 20 mg Tablet ‘Isotretinoin’, a form of vitamin A that reduces the skin’s natural oil by decreasing the activity and size of sebaceous glands. Thereby unblocking pores and killing acne-causing bacteria.