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Drug information on Zoratame (25 mg) (Acitretin) from Cipla Limited

Zoratame (25 mg)

Cipla Limited
Generic : Acitretin
10 Capsules
Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 27, 2013
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zoratame (25 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Zoratame (25 mg)

Hypervitaminosis A syndrome (Excess intake of Vitamin A).

  Heart: Heart attack, clots in blood vessels and stroke.

  Central Nervous System: Headache, shakiness, sleeplessness, aggressive feelings and/or suicidal thoughts and depression.

  Gastrointestinal: Dry mouth, increased thirst, taste changes, nausea, vomiting, inflammation of the pancreas and lower stomach pain.

  Skin: Rash, sweating, itching, scaling, dryness, thinning, dry or chapped lips, damage of skin, abnormal skin odor, hair loss and nail damage.

  Genitourinary: Vulvo-vaginal infection due to fungal infection.

  Hypersensitivity: Allergic reaction includes: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness and trouble in breathing.

  Miscellaneous: Fever, chills, dark urine and peeling of skin.

  Potentially Fatal: Sunburn, jaundice and liver toxicity.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 25 to 50 mg per day, given as a single dose with the main meal.

How to use Zoratame (25 mg)?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day with the main meal.

When is Zoratame (25 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with liver, kidney impairment, during pregnancy (before the start, during and at least 2-3 yr after cessation of therapy), lactation, increased level of lipids in blood.

Warnings and Precautions for Zoratame (25 mg)

It may cause drowsiness or vision changes. Do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• Acitretin is noted for the possibility of severe birth defects and should not be used by pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant within 3 years following the use of this medication.

• Sexually active women of childbearing age who use Acitretin should also use at least 2 forms of birth control concurrently.

• Avoid blood donation during therapy or at least 1-3 years after stopping therapy.

• It may make your skin sensitive to light, so avoid sunlight.

• Remove contact lenses while using this medication otherwise it will increase irritation.

• Monitor liver function, plasma lipid and glucose levels (especially in diabetic patients) regularly.

Other Precautions for Zoratame (25 mg)

Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.
Do not double the dose to catch up missed dosage.

Storage Conditions for Zoratame (25 mg)

Store between 15° and 25°C (59° and 77°F) in an airtight container. Protect from light. Avoid exposure to high temperatures and humidity after the bottle is opened. Keep away from children.

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