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Primary Uses


This medicine is used in the treatment of severe cystic acne and acne which is unresponsive to antibiotic therapy.

Side Effects

This medicine may have the following side effects: dryness and erosion of mucosa, alopecia (patch baldness), disrupted liver function, nausea, headache, drowsiness, sweating, mood swings, neurological disorders, menstrual irregularity, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (joint pain), and presence of blood and protein in the urine. Occasionally; hearing loss, visual disturbances, and blood dyscrasias.



This medicine's use is prohibited for pregnant women


It is advised for nursing mothers to observe caution while using this medicine as its effects are undetermined


Females of childbearing age should only use this medicine if all contraceptive measures are taken one month before, during, and four weeks after using this medicine. Patients with underlying liver conditions are advised to monitor their liver functions and enzymes regularly while using isotretinoin. Similarly, continuous monitoring of fasting serum lipids and signs of depression and suicidal ideation is also recommended. Discontinue treatment in cases of large disruptions in the results. Any skin treatments including dermabrassion and wax epilation must be avoided as well. There is a risk for serious skin reactions, which must be reported immediately. Discontinue treatment in such cases. People with skin allergies, kidney impairment, diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, and dyslipidemia (abnormal levels of lipid in the body) must also use this medicine with grave care and caution. Avoid blood donation for 1 month after treatment. Patients with kidney impairment, obesity, diabetes, and obesity are advised to observe caution.


Individuals with the following conditions are advised to not use this medicine; kidney or liver impairment, hyperlipidemia (increased levels of fat in the body), hypervitaminosis A (a condition where a person has increased vitamin A in their body), soya or peanut allergy, pregnancy and women who are planning to get pregnant.


In what treatment is this medicine used?

It is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.

How long does it take for the acne to improve?

It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep using it regularly to get the most benefit.

What should be done if the condition does not improve?

See your doctor right away. Since using more medicine or applying it more often than prescribed will not make it work any faster and may increase side effects.

Is it safe to wax, thread, or do laser treatment on the skin while using this ointment?

The ointment may make your skin more fragile, hence it is advised not to perform such activities while this medicine is in use.

Is it safe for the use of pregnant females?

This medicine may lead to birth defects, therefore consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.


Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.


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