What is isotretinoin and what is it for? How do you take?
Isotretinoin is a medicine similar to vitamin A, indicated in the treatment of various forms of acne (including acne vulgaris or juvenile, acne rosacea or hydradenitis). It is the most effective treatment in acne, and in fact, the only one capable of curing him definitively in more than one 80% of cases.
Dermatologists have extensive experience in the use of this drug, used since 1982.
Taken by mouth, once a day. It is advisable to take it with food.
Remember that the treatment lasts approximately 5 months.
Its use is not recommended in patients with severe hypertriglyceridaemia.
Isotretinoin should be administered with caution in patients with severely impaired liver or kidney function.
What undesirable effects can I notice during isotretinoin treatment for acne??
What steps should i take?
How many visits / analytics should I have and why?
Can I get pregnant while taking isotretinoin?
What medications can I not take with isotretinoin?
Who should not take isotretinoin?
Pregnant or breastfeeding patients, they cannot take this medication in any case, because of the risk to the fetus or newborn.
If you are allergic to soy or peanuts, cannot take this medicine. Nor if you have already taken isotretinoin (o similar drugs) previously and suffered some serious undesirable effect.
It is also not recommended for people who abuse alcohol to take it., since its consumption increases the risk of toxicity on the liver.
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