Isotretinoin - do I need to drink more water, if so how much?
- 22 Oct 2012 by binuktpm
- 22 October 2012
"Always take isotretinoin with a full glass of water to prevent the capsule from melting in your esophagus (food pipe), causing irritation. Do not chew or suck on the capsule. Swallow it as quickly as possible. Take isotretinoin with food or milk. Take this medication for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor. Your acne may seem to get worse at first, but should then begin to improve."
Read more at https://www.drugs.com/mtm/isotretinoin.html
You do not need to increase the amount of water you drink each day while taking Isotretinoin even though you are likely to experience drying of the mucous membranes.
It is generally accepted that women should drink around 2.2 liters a day and men around 3 liters a day. If you use this as a guide you should be fine.
- Isotretinoin Information for Consumers
- Isotretinoin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Isotretinoin (detailed)
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