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What is Oratane used for?

The active ingredient in Oratane capsules is isotretinoin, a substance very similar to vitamin A. It belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids. Oratane capsules are used to treat acne. Of the many acne medicines, ORATANE® is used for more severe cases.

How to take Oratane capsules?

Oratane capsules should be swallowed whole with a glass of water or milk. Do not open these capsules or take damaged capsules.

How long to take Oratane?

Take Oratane capsules for as long as the doctor prescribes. The treatment with Oratane capsules will usually last 16 weeks. Sometimes a second course of treatment may be necessary as advised by the doctor. Follow the prescription by the doctor.

What if missed a prescribed dose of Oratane?

If case of a missed dose of Oratane capsules, do not make up for the missing dose by doubling the next dose. This may increase the chance of getting severe side effects.

Is it safe to drink alcohol while treating with Oratane?

It is not recommended to drink alcohol while treating with this medicine. It may lower the effectiveness of this medicine.