Is Isotrex gel good for acne?
Applying isotretinoin to the areas of your skin with acne will help to unblock pores and treat blackheads or whiteheads. It also has some effect on reducing inflammation. If your spots are inflamed, you may be prescribed a brand called Isotrexin® as this gel also contains an antibacterial agent called erythromycin.
Is Isotrex gel discontinued?
Isotretinoin gel (Isotrex) has been discontinued by the manufacturer. For information about other prescription medicines for acne, speak to your doctor or a pharmacist. Isotretinoin also comes as capsules that you swallow.
Which is better adapalene or isotretinoin?
Adapalene gel produced greater reductions in noninflammatory and inflammatory lesion counts than did isotretinoin gel, but differences between treatments were not statistically significant. Adapalene gel was significantly better tolerated than isotretinoin gel during the whole treatment period.
Is isotretinoin gel effective?
Results: Adapalene and isotretinoin gels were highly effective in treating facial acne. Adapalene gel produced greater reductions in noninflammatory and inflammatory lesion counts than did isotretinoin gel, but differences between treatments were not statistically significant.
How long can you take isotretinoin for acne?
A treatment course of isotretinoin capsules usually lasts for 16 to 24 weeks (around 4 to 6 months). Acne will normally keep improving for up to 8 weeks after stopping treatment. Most people have clear skin after that time, but a few will need another round of treatment.
Can I stop taking isotretinoin suddenly?
The isotretinoin should either be stopped or reduced to a dosage of 0.25 mg/kg/day depending on the severity of the problem. If stopped, the drug can be slowly reintroduced at a dose of 0.25 mg/kg/day, and then increased or decreased as response dictates.
How is Isotrex gel used to treat acne?
Isotrex Gel is used to treat acne (spots). Isotrex belongs to a group of medicines called retinoids. Lowering the number of red, inflamed acne spots. Your doctor may have prescribed Isotrex Gel for another reason.
Can you leave Isotrex gel in the car?
Do not leave in a car, on a window sill or in a bathroom. Return any unused or expired medicine to your pharmacist. Isotrex Gel comes in tubes each containing 30 g of a greenish-yellow gel. Isotrex Gel contains the active ingredient isotretinoin.
Which is the best isotretinoin gel for acne?
If your spots are inflamed, you may be prescribed a brand called Isotrexin® as this gel also contains an antibacterial agent called erythromycin. Isotretinoin is also available as capsules for more severe forms of acne which have not got better by using rub-on skin treatments.
Do you put Isotrex on your face under makeup?
Cleanse your face morning and evening, apply a THIN layer of THICK cream (I use sudocream – this reduces redness very quickly), and THEN apply Isotrex – a very thin layer. If you put too much on, you will see little bits of it peeling off, so really it’s not good under makeup.