Description of the medicine: Isotretinoin (Isotretinoine)
Isotretinoin (Isotretinoine) *. 13, cis retinoic acid.
Synonyms: Roaccutan, Roaccutan, Accutane.
Refers to a group of retinoids. It is similar in structure to retinol and etretinate (tigazone).
It has an anti-seborrheic effect and is used to treat severe forms of acne (not treatable by other means).
Assign inside in the form of capsules starting at 0.5 mg / kg per day. After about 4 weeks, the dose is determined depending on the effectiveness and tolerability of the drug - in the range from 0.1 to 1.0 mg per 1 kg of body weight per day, not exceeding 2 mg / kg.
The course of treatment lasts up to 16 weeks.
Capsules are taken with food at a small dose once a day, with a large dose in several doses.
If necessary, repeated courses of treatment take breaks lasting at least 8 weeks.
For possible complications, precautions and contraindications, see Etretinate (tigazone).
Isotretinoin (roaccutane) also has a teratogenic effect and is contraindicated in women of childbearing age.
Release form: capsules containing 2, 5; 5; 10 or 20 mg of isotretinoin.