Active Ingredients: Isotretinoin
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For a full list see the leaflet inside your medicines packet. ? A local anaesthetic cream should be applied to the lesions for the requisite time beneath an occlusive dressing and then the lesions touched gently with light cautery 49 or hyfrecation.
This procedure should initially be performed on a test area of 10 cm 2, to ensure that the patient does not develop scarring or hypo- or hyperpigmentation. When macrocomedones are not the cause of poor response, the dosage of isotretinoin should be carefully considered as some patients will suffer a deterioration in their acne at the start of a course of isotretinoin.
Adherence to therapy must also be considered. Mucocutaneous side effects particularly cheilitis are usually a good measure of absorption.
Some patients have multiple reasons for the slow response. Further courses of therapy are usually successful when required. There are no reports of cumulative toxicity from using repeat courses and tachyphylaxis has not been noted.
Side Effects Isotretinoin has many side effects but most are predictable and rarely interfere with the patient management.
Teratogenicity is well recognized and regarded as one of the most serious potential adverse effects.
Discussion about the teratogenicity and recognized side effects should be recorded in the notes at each visit, and patients should be given appropriate written information. Mood changes including depression are common among adolescents and have been reported in acne patients treated with isotretinoin.
Two studies that looked at spontaneous reports of side effects for the FDA in the USA 53, 54 found little or no increase in psychiatric disease including depression and suicide over the background prevalence in the adolescent population.
A further study of general practice databases in Canada and the UK showed similar findings as have subsequent studies. Despite contradictory reports clinicians have been advised of a potential rare idiosyncratic reaction in some young vulnerable patients which could lead to mood changes and clinical depression during treatment with isotretinoin.
It is therefore advisable to specifically enquire about related symptoms at each clinic visit. What if I forget to take it?
If you take the capsules once a day and remember you've missed a dose on that day, take it as soon as you remember.The Holter monitor is also used for evaluating arrhythmias heart rate variability.
If it's the next day when you remember, skip the missed dose and take the next capsule at the usual time. If you take the capsules twice a day and forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless this is within 2 hours of your next dose.
In this case, skip the missed dose and take the next capsule at the usual time. Never take a double dose.