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Isobest (20 mg) (Isotretinoin) Drug Price and Information

Isobest (20 mg) is a retinoid, prescribed for acne and other skin disorders. It reduces skin oil production, changing the characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of the skin.

Isobest (20 mg)

  Capsule
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Gracewell)
Generic : Isotretinoin
 120.45
20mg
10 Capsules
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    Drug information on Isobest (20 mg) (Isotretinoin) from Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Gracewell)

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    Drug Name : Isotretinoin

    Isotretinoin(Amnesteem) generic Isobest (20 mg) is a retinoid, prescribed for acne and other skin disorders. It reduces skin oil production, changing the characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of the skin.
    More Info about Isotretinoin

    Trade Names for Isotretinoin

    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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    Medical condition(s) for which Isobest (20 mg) may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

    Adult- PO- The recommended dose range is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks.

    Side effects of Isobest (20 mg)

    Body as a Whole : Allergic reactions.

    Heart : Palpitations, fast heart rate and stroke.

    Metabolic : Increased blood cholesterol level.

    Gastrointestinal : Inflammatory bowel disease, bleeding, inflammation of the gums, peptic ulcer and nausea.

    Musculoskeletal : Bone weakness, calcification of tendons and ligaments, premature epiphyseal closure, decrease in bone mineral density including muscle/joint pain.

    Central Nervous System : Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, insomnia, lethargy, uneasiness, nervousness, tingling, seizures, stroke, fainting, weakness, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts, depression, psychosis, aggression and violent behaviors.

    Genitourinary : Abnormal menses.

    Respiratory : Asthma.

    How to use Isobest (20 mg)?

    It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

    When Should Isobest (20 mg) not be taken? (Contraindications)

    Contraindicated in pregnant women and in patients with hypersensitivity.

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    Warnings and Precautions for Isobest (20 mg)

    Caution should be exercised in patients with history of sugar, high blood cholesterol, mental disorder, suicidal thoughts, liver disease, osteoporosis, eating disorders, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, hearing problems, ringing in the ears, stomach pain, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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

    Avoid alcohol consumption.

    Avoid exposure to sunlight; otherwise it may cause sunburn easily.

    Monitor pregnancy tests, cholesterol, liver function, blood sugar levels and white blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

    Other Precautions for Isobest (20 mg)

    It may cause the bones to weaken or thicken abnormally and may increase the risk of certain bone injuries in people who perform some types of physical activity. Consult with your doctor before performing such activities.

    Storage Conditions for Isobest (20 mg)

    Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it away from light.



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