Acnekutan is a potent agent based on isotretinoin
The main active component is isotretinoin, which is a synthetic analogue of vitamin A. It is he who helps in the fight against acne. Among the excipients are soybean oil, glycerol, stearic acid esters, polyethylene oxide. In addition, the composition contains esters of oleic acid and sorbitol.
The capsule shell consists of the following components: indigocarmine, gelatin, titanium dioxide and iron oxide.
Acnecutane is considered an effective tool that helps with advanced stages of acne. It suppresses the activity of sebaceous glands, which improves the clinical picture. As is known, sebum is the main substrate for the growth of Propionibacterium acnes. That is why, if the formation of sebum is reduced, it will be possible to suppress the multiplication of bacteria and then improve the skin condition.
Has the following medicinal properties:
- improves cell regeneration;
- has antibacterial effect;
- has a disinfecting effect;
- suppresses inflammation;
- fights with redness and rash;
- does not allow the appearance of new acne.
After a few weeks, you will see a positive result, and by the end of the course you will almost get rid of the problem. This is evidenced by numerous reviews of doctors and patients.
Analogues of acneecutane
Patients quite often are interested in the question, which is better - acnecutane or roaccutane . The carried out researches have shown, that at some persons at use акнекутана the positive effect is reached more quickly. In addition, this agent has fewer side effects than roaccutane.
- Bioavailability of acne coutane is approximately 20% more, because in this preparation several other proportions of auxiliary substances
- Assimilation of acne coutane without food is 70%, and roaccutane is only 37% (this figure depends on the food with which the drug was taken, since absorption is better with simultaneous reception of fatty foods).
As for the side effects, they are the same, and in any case will need to control the dermatologist-cosmetologist. At the end of the course of taking any remedy, you need to make a coagulogram (blood test for clotting).
Some people care about the price, and it becomes one of the main criteria when choosing a medicine. Acnekutan costs about 20% less than its known counterparts. At the same time, it is not inferior in quality and efficiency.
Indications and contraindications
It is recommended to use people suffering from severe acne. It is prescribed in cases where there is a risk of scarring , and acne can be described as conglobata and nodular-cystic. It helps if acne does not lend itself to other types of treatment.
The drug is considered potent, and therefore has a number of contraindications. They need to be taken into account so as not to face negative consequences.
Can not be taken in the following cases:
- during pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- patients with renal insufficiency;
- during the use of tetracycline;
- people with hypervitaminosis A;
- children under 12 years;
- with individual intolerance of one of the components.
It is not recommended for people who are addicted to alcoholism and depression, as well as patients with suicidal tendencies. People who have diabetes or obesity should take Acnekutan under the supervision of a doctor.
Side effects largely depend on the established dose. When they appear, you should immediately consult a doctor to adjust the treatment, after which the negative effect disappears. In rare cases, you may need to refuse to take the remedy. Possible dermatological reaction (itching, scaling of the skin, hair loss, hyperpigmentation and hirsutism). There may be pain in the muscles or joints, arthritis and tendonitis.
The central nervous system can respond to the drug as follows: there is a possibility of headaches, fatigue, depression and high blood pressure. Possible problems with the digestive system - dry mouth, colitis, pancreatitis, nausea.
Almost all side effects are reversible and disappear after the cancellation of treatment. They arise mainly because of an incorrectly chosen dose, so it is not recommended to take the medicine without consulting a doctor.
Mode of application
Acnecutane should be taken 1 or 2 times a day, preferably, during or immediately after meals. Dosage is prescribed by the doctor, having studied the patient's condition. As a rule, at the beginning of the course, it is necessary to take 300 micrograms per kilogram of weight per day. Sometimes the dosage increases, it happens in severe forms of acne.
The medication can be taken for 16-30 weeks. If during this time the problem does not disappear, you may need a second course after the break.
It is important to follow the dosage and not take the medicine more than 2 times a day. Otherwise, an overdose will occur, which will trigger the occurrence of serious side effects. In such a situation, it is recommended to immediately wash the stomach and consult a doctor.