Contraception in females considering Roacnetan
Roacnetan must not be taken in pregnancy because of a very high risk of serious congenital abnormalities in the baby. Caution needs to be used during breast-feeding as it enters the breast milk and might affect the baby.
All females who could biologically have a child should take the following precautions during treatment with Roacnetan and for four weeks after the medication has been discontinued:
- Abstinence. The most reliable method of avo >sex . No method of contraception is completely reliable. "Natural" family planning is particularly risky.
- If sexually active, two reliable methods of contraception should be used. Discuss contraception with your doctor (general practitioner, family planning specialist, gynaecologist or dermatologist). The combined oral contraceptive, IUD ( intrauterine device), a progesterone implant, or medroxyprogesterone injection may be suitable.
- The low-dose progesterone mini-pill on its own is not recommended.
A prescription for emergency contraception may be available from a medical practitioner (GP or family planning clinic) or accredited pharmacy. It prevents 85% of pregnancies if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse.
If contraception fails, termination of pregnancy (an abortion) may be advised if pregnancy arises during treatment with Roacnetan or within a month of discontinuing it.
Impaired hearing has been reported in patients taking Accutane (Roacnetan) ; in some cases, the hearing impairment has been reported to persist after therapy has been discontinued. Mechanism(s) and causality for this event have not been established. Patients who experience tinnitus or hearing impairment should discontinue Accutane (Roacnetan) treatment and be referred for specialized care for further evaluation (see ADVERSE REACTIONS: Special Senses).
What Is Accutane?
Accutane (Roacnetan) is a retinoid used for the treatment and prevention of severe acne. The brand name Accutane is discontinued in the U.S., but generic formulations are available.
Although an effect of Accutane (Roacnetan) on bone loss is not established, physicians should use caution when prescribing Accutane (Roacnetan) to patients with a genetic predisposition for age-related osteoporosis, a history of childhood osteoporosis conditions, osteomalacia, or other disorders of bone metabolism. This would include patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa and those who are on chronic drug therapy that causes drug-induced osteoporosis/osteomalacia and/or affects vitamin D metabolism, such as systemic corticosteroids and any anticonvulsant.
Patients may be at increased risk when participating in sports with repetitive impact where the risks of spondylolisthesis with and without pars fractures and hip growth plate injuries in early and late adolescence are known. There are spontaneous reports of fractures and/or delayed healing in patients while on therapy with Accutane (Roacnetan) or following cessation of therapy with Accutane (Roacnetan) while involved in these activities. While causality to Accutane (Roacnetan) has not been established, an effect must not be ruled out.
Elevation of plasma triglycerides (see WARNINGS: Lipids), decrease in serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels, elevations of serum cholesterol during treatment
Increased alkaline phosphatase, SGOT (AST), SGPT (ALT), GGTP or LDH (see WARNINGS: Hepatotoxicity)
Elevation of fasting blood sugar, elevations of CPK (see PRECAUTIONS: Laboratory Tests), hyperuricemia
Decreases in red blood cell parameters, decreases in white blood cell counts (including severe neutropenia and rare reports of agranulocytosis; see PATIENT INFORMATION), elevated sedimentation rates, elevated platelet counts, thrombocytopenia
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Accutane (Roacnetan)
Serious side effects
Serious side effects are rare and happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people.
Stop taking Roacnetan capsules and call a doctor straight away if you get:
- anxiety, aggression and violence, changes in mood, or suicidal thoughts - these can be signs of depression or other mental health problems
- severe pain in your stomach with or without diarrhoea, feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) - these can be signs of a serious problem called pancreatitis
- bloody diarrhoea – this may be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding
- a serious skin rash that peels or has blisters - the skin rash may come with eye infections, ulcers, a fever, and headaches
- difficulty moving your arms or legs, and painful, swollen or bruised areas of the body, or dark pee - these can be signs of muscle weakness
- yellow skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, difficulty peeing, or feeling very tired - these are signs of liver or kidney problems
- a bad headache that doesn't go away and makes you feel sick or be sick
- sudden changes in eyesight, including not seeing as well at night
It's very rare, but Roacnetan capsules can sometimes cause depression or make it worse, and even make people feel suicidal.
Tác dụng của thuốc Roacnetan là gì?
Roacnetan là thuốc được sử dụng để điều trị mụn trứng cá khi các phương pháp điều trị khác không phù hợp (ví dụ như benzoyl peroxide hoặc clindamycin dùng cho da hoặc tetracycline/minocycline dùng để uống). Roacnetan thuộc nhóm thuốc retinoid, hoạt động bằng cách giảm tiết dầu trên mặt (sebum). Bã nhờn có thể gây ra mụn trứng cá. Nếu không được điều trị, mụn trứng cá có thể gây ra sẹo vĩnh viễn.
If you suspect an overdose, you should contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
You can get in touch with a poison control center at (800) 222-1222.