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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.