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TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

Manufacturer

PIR-PIRAMAL I LTD.

Pack Of

10 CAPSULES

In Stock

Prescription Required
Product Details

About TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids (man-made vitamin A) primarily used to treat a severe form of acne known as nodular acne that cannot be cleared by any other treatments, including antibiotics. Nodular acne is severe acne and occurs due to excessive production of oil in the skin cells, causing swollen, red and tender lumps in the skin. Acne nodules are larger in size than typical pimples. 

Acne occurs due to overactive sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin. The sebum inhibits sebaceous glands and stops oil from flowing out freely, causing accumulation of sebum under the skin which increases the growth of acne-causing bacteria. TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG is a form of vitamin A that works by reducing sebum (skin’s natural oil) production cells in the skin’s surface by decreasing the activity and size of sebaceous glands. Thereby unblocks pores and kills acne-causing bacteria. Besides this, TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG may be prescribed for other skin problems and certain kinds of cancer.

TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG is available in both topical and oral dosage form. The oral form of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. A topical form of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG can be taken on the fingertip and applied on the clean and dry affected area. Avoid contact of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG with nose, mouth, eyes, ears or vagina. In case TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly. Some people may experience chapped lips, dryness of skin, eyes, nose or lips. Most of these side effects of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Do not take TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. If you have depression or any suicidal thoughts while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG or after stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG, please consult a doctor. Avoid sun exposure while using TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen while going out to protect your skin from sunburn. Inform your doctor if you have asthma, diabetes, liver or heart problems, hypervitaminosis A (high levels of vitamin A), weak bones, osteoporosis (bone loss), anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder where people eat too little), any mental problems such as psychosis (loss of contact with reality) or depression before taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

Uses of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

Acne (spots)

Directions for Use

Orally: If you are prescribed TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG in oral form, swallow the whole capsule with a glass of water. Take TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG with food to avoid stomach upset. Do not break, crush or chew it. Topically: Use TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as prescribed by your doctor. Wash your hands before and after applying TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG. Before using it, try to clean and dry the affected skin area. Wash the face with mild soap and pat the skin dry. Take a small amount of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG on the fingertip and apply as a thin film on the clean and dry affected area. Avoid contact of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG with nose, mouth, eyes, ears or vagina. In case TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG comes in contact with these areas accidentally, rinse with water thoroughly.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

Like all medicines, TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG can cause some side effects such as chapped lips, dryness of skin, eyes, nose or lips. Most of these side effects of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG if you are pregnant or breastfeeding as it may cause adverse effects in the baby. If you have depression or any suicidal thoughts while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG or after stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG, please consult a doctor. Avoid sun exposure while using TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may make the skin more sensitive to sunlight and cause sunburn. Wear protective clothing and use a sunscreen while going out to protect your skin from sunburn. Do not undergo any cosmetic procedures while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG and for minimum 6 months after stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may increase the risk of scarring. Inform your doctor if you have asthma, diabetes, hypervitaminosis A (high levels of vitamin A), liver or heart problems, weak bones, osteoporosis (bone loss), anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder where people eat too little), any mental problems such as psychosis (loss of contact with reality) or depression before taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may increase the risk of liver damage and cause a rise in cholesterol levels.

  • Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG is a Category X pregnancy drug and is considered unsafe for pregnant women as it may cause severe birth defects. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy.

  • Breast Feeding

    Consult Your Doctor

    TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG may be excreted in breast milk and cause adverse effects in the baby. Please consult a doctor before using TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG while breastfeeding.

  • Driving

    TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG may cause reduced night vision in some patients when taken in oral form. Therefore, drive only if you alert after taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

  • Liver

    Consult Your Doctor

    TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG is usually not recommended for patients with impaired liver function. If you have any concerns regarding the use of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG in patients with liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Kidney

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG in patients with kidney problems, please consult a doctor.

Other Information (TUF0005)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - September 2021

Patients Concern

FAQs

Yes, TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG may increase the skin sensitivity to sunlight in the treated areas. Therefore, avoid or limit exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. You are advised to use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out to prevent sunburn.

No, you are not recommended to undergo any cosmetic procedures to smoothen your skin including waxing, laser procedures or dermabrasion (an exfoliating technique to remove outer layers of skin with a rotating instrument) while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG and for minimum 6 months after stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may increase the risk of scarring.

No, you are not recommended to take oral or hormonal contraceptive pills with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG to prevent pregnancy as it may reduce the effect of oral contraceptive pills. Therefore, you are advised to use other contraceptive methods such as condoms to prevent pregnancy while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG, and for 1 month after stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

No, you are not recommended to take vitamin A supplements with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG as it may cause hypervitaminosis A (excessive levels of vitamin A in the body) leading to increased risk of adverse effects. However, please consult a doctor before taking other medicines or supplements with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

No, TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause severe birth defects. Also, it is advised to use effective contraceptive measures before, while taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG and after 1 month of stopping treatment with TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG. However, please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding before taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG.

Yes, TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG may cause decreased night vision temporarily or permanently in some patients. It is not necessary for everyone taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG to experience this side effect. Therefore, avoid driving after taking TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG if you are unable to see in the dark and consult a doctor if you notice any changes in vision or have painful or persistent dry eyes.

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Piramal Enterprises Limited, Piramal Ananata, Agastya Corporate Park, 109 A, 109A/1 to 109/21A, 111 and 110, 110/1 to 110/13, Opposite Fire Brigade, Kamani Junction, Kurla (West), Mumbai 400070, Maharashtra, India

TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

TUFACNE CAPSULE 20MG

MRP: 266.00

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