Isotretinoin SCP
contains the active ingredient isotretinoin

Consumer Medicine Information

What is in this leaflet
6. you have very high fat levels
Ask your doctor if you have any
(cholesterol, triglycerides) in
questions about why Isotretinoin
your blood
SCP has been prescribed for you.
7. you have hypervitaminosis A
It does not take the place of talking to 8. the packaging is torn or shows
signs of tampering
9. the expiry date (EXP) printed on
the pack has passed.
against the benefits they expect it will Do not take Isotretinoin SCP if:
If you have any concerns about
1. you are pregnant, or for at least
taking this medicine, ask your doctor
one month before you plan to
If you are not sure if you should
or pharmacist.
fall pregnant
start taking Isotretinoin SCP,
contact your doctor.
Keep this leaflet with the medicine.
Do not give Isotretinoin SCP to
2. you are breastfeeding
Tell your doctor if:
1. you have any allergies to any
other medicines, foods,
preservatives or dyes
3. you have had an allergic
reaction to Isotretinoin SCP,
vitamin A, other retinoids or any
2. you have or have had any other
other ingredients of Isotretinoin
health problems or issues
SCP (listed at the end of this
 diabetes, or a history of diabetes in 4. you are taking tetracycline
antibiotics (such as Akamin®,
Vibramycin®, Doxycycline
hydrochloride, Doryx®,
Frakas®, Minomycin®)
Your doctor, however, may have
prescribed Isotretinoin SCP for
5. you have severe liver disease
another purpose.
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If you have not told your doctor
If it is almost time for your next
about any of the above, tell them
dose, skip the dose you missed and
before you start taking Isotretinoin
take the next dose when you are
meant to.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are taking any other medicines,
including any that you get without a
prescription, from a pharmacy,
supermarket or health food shop.
Immediately telephone your doctor,
or Poisons Information Centre
(telephone 13 11 26) for advice, or go
to Accident and Emergency at your
nearest hospital, if you think you or
anyone else may have taken too
much Isotretinoin SCP. Do this even
if there are no signs of discomfort or
Female patients should wait until the
2nd or 3rd day of the next normal
 the "mini-pill", a progestogen-only menstrual period before starting
Isotretinoin SCP treatment.
Keep telephone numbers for these
Continue taking Isotretinoin SCP for
places handy.
as long as your doctor prescribes.
will probably get a little worse before it If you become pregnant while taking
Ask your doctor or pharmacist if
Isotretinoin SCP, stop taking it and
you are not sure about this list of
tell your doctor immediately.
At the end of this time your acne should have cleared up significantly. Follow all directions given to you by
your doctor or pharmacist carefully.
Take Isotretinoin SCP exactly as
Tell all doctors, dentists and
your doctor has prescribed.
pharmacists who are treating you
that you are taking Isotretinoin SCP.
Do not try to make up for missed
doses by taking an extra dose.
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you have not taken your medicine
exactly as prescribed.
be dangerous if your vision is affected. Wearing contact lenses during
treatment with Isotretinoin SCP
may cause discomfort.
Tell your doctor if you feel
Isotretinoin SCP capsules are not
helping your condition.
Be sure to keep all of your
appointments with your doctor so
that your progress can be checked.
Avoid excessive sun exposure and
solariums and apply a sunscreen
while taking Isotretinoin SCP.
tenderness or stiffness in your bones, joints or muscles If you are intending to do a lot of
heavy lifting or exercise, tell your
Avoid waxing and dermabrasion
while taking Isotretinoin SCP and
for 5 to 6 months after stopping
Isotretinoin SCP treatment.
Do not stop taking Isotretinoin SCP
or change the dose without first
checking with your doctor.
Avoid using facial peels, electrolysis
Do not let yourself run out of
and some hair treatments.
medicine over the weekend or on
Tell your doctor immediately if you
experience any of the following:
Do not give Isotretinoin SCP to
anyone else even if their symptoms
seem similar to yours.
Do not use Isotretinoin SCP to treat
other complaints unless your doctor
Do not donate blood during
treatment with Isotretinoin SCP or
for at least 1 month after stopping
Be careful driving or operating
machinery until you know how
Isotretinoin SCP affects you.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to
answer any questions you may have.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of
the following and they worry you:
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children cannot reach it.
Protect Isotretinoin SCP from light.
If your doctor tells you to stop taking
Isotretinoin SCP, or the capsules
have passed their expiry date, ask
your pharmacist what to do with any
capsules that are left over.
Date of Information:
Tell your doctor if you notice
anything else that is making you feel
unwell, even if it is not on this list.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if
you don't understand anything in
this list.
Active ingredient - isotretinoin
Keep your capsules in the blister
pack until it is time to take them.
Inactive ingredients -
Keep the blister pack in a cool dry
place where the temperature stays
below 25oC.
Do not store Isotretinoin SCP, or any
other medicine, in a bathroom or
near a sink.
Do not leave it in the car or on
window sills.
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