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Isozam 20 mg, which contains the active ingredient Isotretinoin. It is mostly prescribed to treat severe nodular acne that hasn't responded to other treatments. Acne can cause different types of emotional distress, and in severe cases, it can lead to  extreme scarring. Isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A that reduces the amount of oil released by the oil glands in the skin, and helps in skin renewal. Isotretinoin reduces sebaceous gland size and sebum production. It also normalizes skin cell shedding and reduces inflammation, stopping the growth of acne-causing bacteria.

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Zam Zam Corporation

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12 years and onwards 

Recommended Dosage

Depending on how the patient responds and any side effects. The dose can be adjusted. The typical dose range is between 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day. The maximum dose usually doesn't exceed 2.0 mg/kg/day.



  • Isotretinoin is a type of vitamin A that reduces the amount of oil released by the oil glands in the skin, assisting in skin renewal.
  • Reducing sebum production
  • Limiting skin cell proliferation in hair follicles.
  • Reducing inflammation
  • Inhibiting the growth of acne-causing bacteria

  • Isotretinoin can cause side effects. Some of the more common side effects include:
  • Dry skin and lips:
  • Vision changes
  • Joint and muscle pain 
  • Mood change
  • Increased sensitivity to the sun
  • Elevated blood lipids
  • Liver function changes
  • Strictly forbidden in pregnancy due to teratogenic risks
  • Following are the rare side effects:

    • Allergic reactions.
    • Hearing impairment.
    • Inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Bone loss.
    • Pancreatitis.

    Q1: My skin feels very irritated when out in the sun after the course of this medicine?

    yes its a common reaction to the treatment it is prescribed to apply sunblock and consult your doctor.

    Q2: I feel a headache after the consumption of the drug isozam 10 mg?

    It is suggested to consume drugs after or in between the drug to avoid headaches and it's a common side effect.

    Q3: Can I consume isozam during pregnancy? 

    It is strongly forbidden to consume isozam during pregnancy due to its highly reactive nature.

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