Actoid 10 Capsule

Actoid 10 Capsule

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Introduction

Actoid 10 Capsule is a medicine that is similar to vitamin A and is involved in the normal growth of skin cells. It is used in the treatment of psoriasis. It works by stopping the overgrowth and thickening of skin cells.

Actoid 10 Capsule is taken with food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your doctor know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.

The most common side effects are dry lips, dryness in the mouth, skin peeling, joint pain, itching, runny nose, nosebleeds, hair loss, and increased levels of blood fat. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any of these side effects. It may cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this medicine as it can make dizziness worse.

Avoid sun exposure and cover the treated areas with clothing or use a sunscreen before stepping out in the sun. Your doctor may get your regular blood tests done to monitor your liver function and the levels of fats such as cholesterol in your blood. You should tell your doctor if you have any kidney or liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you. Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding as Actoid 10 Capsule can cause fetal abnormalities.

Uses of Actoid Capsule

Side effects of Actoid Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Actoid

  • Dry lips
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Skin peeling
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle tightness
  • Cracked lips
  • Itching
  • Change in finger nails
  • Runny nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Hair loss
  • Increased levels of blood fat

How to use Actoid Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Actoid 10 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Actoid Capsule works

Actoid 10 Capsule is a retinoid. It has a structure similar to vitamin A and is involved in the normal growth of skin cells. It works by stopping overgrowth and thickening of skin cells in psoriasis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Actoid 10 Capsule.

Pregnancy

UNSAFE
Actoid 10 Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor’s advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Actoid 10 Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Actoid 10 Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Actoid 10 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Actoid 10 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

CAUTION
Actoid 10 Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Actoid 10 Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.