Medication Description: Isotretinoin (Isotretinoine)
ISOTRETINOIN (Isotretinoine) *. 13, cis-Retinoic acid.
Synonyms: Roaccutane, Roaccutan, Accutane.
Refers to the group of retinoids. Close in structure to retinol and etretinate (tigazonu).
It has anti-seborrheic action and is used to treat severe forms of acne (not treatable by other means).
Assign inwards in the form of capsules starting at 0.5 mg / kg per day. Approximately 4 weeks later, the dose is adjusted depending on the efficacy and tolerability of the drug, ranging 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 of 1 time per day, with a large dose - in several doses.
If necessary, repeated courses of treatment take breaks of at least 8 weeks.
Possible complications, precautions and contraindications, see Etretinat (tigazon).
Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) also has a teratogenic effect and is contraindicated in women of childbearing age.
Form release: capsules containing 2, 5; five; 10 or 20 mg isotretinoin.