Aceret Capsule

What is Aceret?

Aceret Capsule is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Psoriasis, Ichthyosis, Pityriasis, Lichen Rubber and other conditions.

Aceret Capsule contains Acitretin as an active ingredient.

Aceret Capsule works by reducing the thickening of the skin, plaque formation and scaling.

Aceret Capsule Uses

Aceret Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Psoriasis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Pityriasis
  • Lichen Rubber

Aceret Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Aceret Capsule improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Reducing the thickening of the skin, plaque formation and scaling.

Aceret Capsule – Composition and Active Ingredients

Aceret Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Acitretin (10 MG)

Aceret Capsule – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Aceret Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Skin Dryness
  • Burning Or Sticky Feeling On Skin
  • Skin Color Changes
  • Thirsty
  • Feeling Cold
  • Gums Inflammation

Aceret Capsule – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Check your blood sugar levels if suffering from diabetes
  • Consult your doctor if suffering from liver/kidney disease and high levels of cholesterol
  • Do not donate blood while on this therapy
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Take pregnancy tests regularly
  • Take this medicine at the same time

Aceret Capsule – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Aceret Capsule may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Aceret Capsule may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Alcohol
  • Phenytoin
  • John’s wort
  • Tetracyclines
  • Vitamin A methotrexate

Aceret Capsule – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Aceret Capsule is a contraindication. In addition, Aceret Capsule should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Kidney disease
  • Lactation
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pregnancy

Other important Information on Aceret Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Aceret Capsule

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Aceret Capsule, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Aceret Capsule

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Aceret Capsule.

Expired Aceret Capsule

Taking a single dose of expired Aceret Capsule is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions.

To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Aceret Capsule – Packages and Strengths

Aceret Capsule is available in the following packages and strengths

  • Aceret Capsule – Packages: 10 Capsule
  • Aceret Capsule – Strengths: 25MG, 10MG

Aceret Capsule – Frequently asked Questions

Is Aceret Capsule safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

No

Is Aceret Capsule safe while breastfeeding?

No

Can Aceret Capsule be used for psoriasis and ichthyosis?

Yes, psoriasis and ichthyosis are among the most common reported uses for Aceret Capsule. Please do not use Aceret Capsule for psoriasis and ichthyosis without consulting first with your doctor.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Aceret Capsule medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

 One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Aceret Capsule. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances.

Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

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