Accutane Oral Capsule 40 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
- skin condition (rosacea)
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Take the medicine with food.
Do not take on an empty stomach.
Sit or stand upright for 10 minutes after taking the medicine. Do not lie down.
Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.
To relieve dry mouth while taking this medicine, try chewing gum or sucking on hard candy or ice chips. Drink extra water or use a saliva substitute.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.
It may take several weeks for this medicine to fully work.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to use a dose on time, just wait. Use the next dose at the usual time. Do not use 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
If your symptoms do not improve or they worsen while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any other vitamins.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
It is very important that you continue using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Please do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better after the first few days.
This medicine may cause menstrual changes and make it easier to become pregnant. Speak with your healthcare provider about effective birth control options.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
This medicine is not recommended for use in children younger than 6.
This medicine is not approved for use in children younger than 2.
Avoid touching any powder from an open or broken capsule. If the powder touches the skin, nose, or eyes, rinse thoroughly with water.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some brands contain soy. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to soy products.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Do not drink beverages with alcohol while on this medicine.
If you drink more than a few alcoholic beverages each day, ask your doctor whether you should be on this medicine.
If you miss your period while on this medicine, contact your doctor.
Family should check on the patient often. Call the doctor if patient becomes more depressed, has thoughts of suicide, or shows changes in behavior.
Call the doctor if there are any signs of confusion or unusual changes in behavior.
Please tell your doctor if you have moderate to severe diarrhea while on this medicine. Do not treat the diarrhea with over-the-counter diarrhea medicine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine.
Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.
This medicine can cause birth defects. Speak with your doctor about birth control methods that should be used while on this medicine.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Women of child-bearing age must have two negative pregnancy tests before starting this medicine.
Women must use 2 reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 4 weeks after stopping to prevent pregnancy.
Women should continue using birth control for at least one full menstrual cycle after finishing this medicine.
If you think you might possibly be pregnant, stop taking this medicine immediately and contact your doctor.
Do not take products containing vitamin A while on this medicine.
Women who are pregnant or in their childbearing years should not touch or handle this medicine. This medicine can be absorbed through the woman's skin and harm the unborn baby.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
This medicine can cause serious side effects in some patients. Important information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is available from your pharmacist. Please review it carefully with your pharmacist to understand the risks associated with this medicine.
Always refill this medicine before it runs out.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- drowsiness or sedation
- dry mouth
- dry eyes
- hair loss
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
- increased risk of sunburn
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- severe or persistent abdominal pain
- back pain
- increased risk for bone fractures
- bone pain
- chest pain
- changes in memory, mood, or thinking
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- depression or feeling sad
- discomfort or pain in the ear
- feeling of swelling of the body
- fever or chills
- severe or persistent headache
- pain in the joints
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- mood changes
- muscle pain
- inflammation of the pancreas
- red, peeling or blistering skin
- skin tingling, burning or prickly feeling
- sore throat
- blood in stool
- suicidal thoughts
- blurring or changes of vision
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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