Isotretinoin – a drug with antiseborrheic action.
Indications for use
The drug is prescribed for the treatment of severe forms of acne (acne), which is not amenable to therapy by other means.
Hepatic and renal failure;
Simultaneous use with methotrexate;
Pregnancy, childbearing age in women;
Hypersensitivity to the drug.
Instructions for use Isotretinoin: method and dosage
Capsules are inside, during the meal. The initial daily dose is 0.1 mg / kg. Depending on the tolerability and efficacy of the drug after about 4 weeks, the daily dose should be clarified (in the range of 0.1-1 mg / kg body weight, but not more than 2 mg / kg). With a small daily dose of the drug can be taken 1 time per day, with a large – in several doses. The duration of therapy is up to 16 weeks. If necessary, after 2 months it is possible to conduct repeated treatment courses.
Possible side effects in the instructions are not described.
Experts speak well of the drug and regularly prescribe isotretinoin-based drugs for acne of varying severity. Reviews of Isotretinoin, left by patients, vary greatly. Some patients talk about its effectiveness throughout the entire period of treatment, as well as about the preservation of effect after the end of therapy. Other patients had problems with the selection of the dose at the beginning of treatment. Also, quite often there are reports of side effects of the drug (peeling of the skin, hair loss, headaches, insomnia, dry lips), which required cessation of treatment.