Accufine 40 mg belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids (vitamin A derivative). It is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other treatments.
Accufine 40 mg should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food, preferably at the same time each day to avoid a missed dose. It may take several weeks for your symptoms to improve but keep taking the medicine regularly to get the most benefit. If you notice no improvement after a few weeks, see your doctor again.
The most common side effects include dry skin, rash, and increased liver enzymes. They are not usually serious and often disappear after getting used to the medicine but if they bother you or do not go away, tell your doctor.
Accufine 40 mg may make you more sensitive to sunlight so you should limit your exposure to the sun. It may also make your skin more fragile. Avoid any waxing (hair removal), or laser treatments during treatment. Additionally, it may cause dryness of the mouth, lips, and eyes so drink plenty of water and use a moisturizer. This medicine may lead to birth defects, do consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy.
Uses of Accufine 40 mg
Accufine 40 mg use to treat severe cystic acne (also known as nodular acne) that has not responded to other treatment (such as benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin applied to the skin or tetracycline or minocycline taken by mouth). It belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids. It works by decreasing facial oil (sebum) production. High amounts of sebum can lead to severe acne. If left untreated, severe acne may cause permanent scarring.
Your acne may worsen during the first few days of taking this drug, and it may take up to 1-2 months before you notice the full benefit of this medication. If severe acne returns, a second course of treatment may be started after you have stopped taking the drug for 2 months. The manufacturer does not recommend long-term use of isotretinoin. Do not take more than the recommended dose.
How Accufine 40 mg work
Accufine 40 mg is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acne. Also, the controlled sebum production kills acne-causing bacteria. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation (redness and swelling).
if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: vomiting, stomach pain, facial flushing, headache, loss of balance.
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Before taking isotretinoin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to vitamin A-related drugs (other retinoids such as tretinoin); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soybean, parabens), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Some people who are allergic to peanuts may also be allergic to soy. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this Accufine 40 mg , tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, family or personal history of high blood fats (triglycerides), mental/mood problems (such as depression), liver disease, obesity, eating disorders (such as anorexia nervosa), alcohol abuse, pancreatitis, bone loss conditions (such as osteoporosis/osteomalacia, decreased bone density).
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications out of reach of children and pets.
Accufine 40 mg interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor’s approval.
1.Why is Accufine 40mg so dangerous during pregnancy?
If pregnancy occurs during treatment with Accufine 40mg then, there is an extremely high risk that the baby may be born with severe birth defects.
2.Can Accufine 40mg cause cancer?
No, there are no reports of Accufine 40mg causing cancer. In fact, it may be useful in some forms of head, skin, and neck cancers.
3.What are the long-term side effects of Accufine 40mg ?
A normal course of treatment of Accufine 40mg is 15–20 weeks. Therefore, the long-term effects of low doses have not been studied. However, it may have some effect on bone mineral density. It may decrease bone mineral density in some patients, resulting in osteoporosis or fractures.
4.Does Accufine 40mg affect male fertility?
No, Accufine 40mg does not affect the fertility of male patients. No significant effects were seen on ejaculate volume, sperm count, total sperm motility, morphology, or seminal plasma fructose.
5.Does Accufine 40mg damage your liver?
There may be a transient increase in liver enzymes with Accufine 40mg use. Therefore, regular laboratory tests are required. These values generally return to normal after some time. If the levels remain elevated for a long time, your doctor may discontinue the use of Accufine 40mg Softgel Capsule.
6.Is Accufine 40mg a steroid?
No, Accufine 40mg is a retinoid (vitamin A) which is used to treat severe types of acne.