Isotretinoin gel

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Avatar m tn Do not use Clindamycin or Differin gel at the same time as oral Isotretinoin. This will increase the risk of irritation, redness and itchy skin. Use bland cleansing and moisturizing products to counter the drying effect of Isotretinoin. Tell your doctor you cannot tolerate the topical preparations as well as your oral medicine. You will be able to have microdermabrasio to remove scarring, but you must wait 6 months after finishing Isotretinoin because of the risk of scarring and irritation.
Avatar n tn maintenance doses of oral isotretinoin in the range of 10-40 mg every other day or 0.05% isotretinoin gel is rarely indicated as a suppressive treatment for widespread disfiguring sebaceous hyperplasia. Oral isotretinoin should be prescribed by a physician who is experienced in oral retinoid therapy and only for patients without contraindications.
Avatar f tn I am aware that dapsone gel is effective,though my experience in this is a trifle limited.Do consult and verify.
Avatar n tn The first step would be to try an over the counter formula such as Freederm. If this is of limited benefit see your doctor for a prescription strength gel such as Dalacin or Duac. Your doctor can also give you a course of oral antibiotics such as oxytetracycline, which attack the bacteria which cause spots. If you are female, taking an antiandrogen contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (Dianette) or Yasmin will be helpful.
Avatar n tn I get bumps around my chin area and also in my t zone area and sometimes it take weeks to get rid of them, I have a lot of scaring and discoloration and my pores very large.. Right now I am using prescriptive cleansing gel and philospy acne treatment and clariying lotion..I am at a loss can you please tell me what I can do.
Avatar f tn I have had a clear skin with occasional breakouts. I used to take Isotretinoin 20mg and Azithromycin(500mg) and a Benzoyl Peroxide based soap and Clindamycin ointment. Recently in my anxiety to get rid of my acne scars, I used Mederma, that cleared my skin but again, I started getting severe acne. So, I took Isotretinoin 20mg and Azithromycin. But it didn't work.Also, I discontinued the Isotretinoin course and took this ointment, Persol Forte ( Benzoyl Peroxide with ppt Sulfur).
Avatar n tn The doctor can prescribe a suitable topical gel such as Differin or Duac. A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline may also be indicated. Female acne patients will benefit from taking an anti-androgen or combined oral contraceptive pill such as Diane35 (called Dianette in the UK) or Ortho Tri-cyclen (called Cilest in the UK). It doesn't matter if she is not sexually active, doctors commonly prescribe the pill to treat acne as well as for contraception.
Avatar m tn 3) Is there another product i can use - a moisturizer or aloe vera gel for eg? - that will help reduce the redness and wont cause me to break out. The Derm i saw recommended Cetaphyl lotion, which i have tried but it leaves my skin feeling a bit greasy and isnt as effective as Neutrogena in not causing me to break out. 4) How long do i need to use Isotrex for? Will i break out if i stop using? Are there any dangers for long term use? i hope this might help others in the same position.
Avatar n tn ve been taking 100 mg Minocycline twice daily as directed and using the Clindoxyl gel before bedtime as directed. I change my pillowcases every 3 nights and I change my facecloth/face towel every 2 nights (2 uses). I use 1 body towel per day and I eat very healthy. Also, I NEVER touch my face as we all know what that does. Anyways, this week has been a disaster. It started out great, I've been under less stress than usual lately and been very happy.
Avatar m tn Dear Dr. Arti Sharma, Thank you so much that you spent your precious time reading question. I'm on isotretinoin. Unfortunately, I used a little bit tetracycline ointment 1% on my lip. After 5 minutes, I wiped it. This story happened just one time while I'm on isotretinoin. I am scared that the amount of tetracycline ointment 1% which I applied a little bit ointment on my lip (although just 1 time while taking isotretinoin) can interact with isotretinoin.
Avatar m tn Isotretinoin 20 mg twice daily, body weight being 50 kg. Adapalene and Clindamycin gel on the face But there I have developed some side-effects like: Loss of apetite, dehydration. Increased bilrubin of 1.3 mg/dl SGOT/SGPT is normal with 24/15 Pain in bones,which has aggravated due to this Itching on the face Should I continue taking the above medications? If yes,what should be the dosage? One more question.....
Avatar f tn I am a 25 year old female. I am on isotretinoin for acne. But recently my general physician prescribed vitamin B-complex supplements for other health problems. Is it safe to take vitamin B-Complex capsules with isotretinoin? I am not any other medication.
Avatar f tn Has anyone taking isotretinoin?.i know there is a risk ov depression,I'm on my 6th day today ov taking them and don't feel too great.i feel quite low but really agitated,can't switch off and can't keep u think its because ov these meds or just a coincidence?
Avatar n tn Topical retinoids like Differin can feel greasy when applied to the skin so are best applied before bed. Oral retinoids (isotretinoin/accutane/roaccutane) shrink the oil glands in your skin and often cause very dry skin and peeling. What type and brand of retinoid did you use? Estee Lauder make the best cleanser for oily skin i have found. You can use it regularly without any irritation. They also make a matifying toner and oil-control hydrator.
Avatar m tn I am a male on isotretinoin/accutane, 20mg twice a day. my wife and I would like to start a family, but was worried if the isotretinoin would be in my semen, and have an adverse effect on the fetus/baby.
Avatar f tn If still the lumps persist then specific treatment like antibiotics,vit A supplements,corticosteroid injections,isotretinoin,antiandrogens and sometimes excision and drainage ,laser therapy and radiotherapy are found useful.I feel that you should consult a dermatologist and discuss these options with him. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
634590 tn?1293774093 Im on 20 mg isotretinoin for about 2 weeks and for 2 days for acne by derma. im feeling extreme joint pain in my right leg. I hardly move and walk. im ruined by pain. I hv heared that joint pain due to isotretinoin is permanent and will never go after stoping iso. Is it true? Im scared please help. i was on isotretinoin in 2011, 05 mg daily but acne relapsed. Now dr told me to hv 20 mg daily.
309783 tn?1271958229 m not aware of this use of isotretinoin. I do know that the manufacturer does not recommend long-term, low-dose isotretinoin, and there is little or no scientific literature bearing on the subject of long-term low-dose use of this drug. You might consider a short course of isotretinoin, antibiotic treatment, or laser therapy. Best. Dr.
634590 tn?1293774093 i want to discuss with you all my problem. As you know i took 20mg isotretinoin for 15 days and pain started in my right hip joint. Went to Arthopedic and he said it is infection. im now on antibiotics (one week on IV augmenten + oxidil and then on ciprofloxacin 500 twice) for last 5 weeks. Today i suddenly feel same kind of pain in my left groin (front of hip joint) . im wondering if there was infection in right hip joint how can that infection travel to my left joint even im on antibiotics.
Avatar f tn i went to a spa place where i was given facials every week to help with them...this didnt seem to be working either. i have been trying a glycolic gel and it seem to be working. i too have VERY sensitive skin so benzoyl peroxide was very harsh on my face too. ive found that using products with benxoyl peroxide sparingly help with keeping it from being so harsh on my face. i now use glycolix gel (10% glycoli acid and 2% salicylic acid by derma topix) (
Avatar m tn thanks james. i also took isotretinoin for treatment of body acne. since isotretinoin is also a drug used for some cancer/chemo treatment, will that delay the development of hiv antibody?
Avatar n tn m not sure which medication you are refering to. Do you mean oral Isotretinoin? This is usually tablets (Accutane/Roaccutane) but can be prescribed as a syrup. Female patients must use two forms of birth control (pill plus condoms) whilst on Isotretinoin because 90% of unborn babies exposed to this drug develop serious birth defects. You must continue with this for 5 weeks after finishing treatment as the drug stays in your body for this long.
Avatar m tn However, if unfortunately the bacteria did build a resistance again (which is less likely on these antibiotics) i would ask your doctor for isotrexin which is a gel you apply to your face which works by unblocking your skin and preventing reblockages and also contains an antibiotic called erythromycin, which stop the bacteria multiplying. Antobiotics that are applied topically are less likely to have a resistance built against them.
Avatar m tn Accutane is an oral medication which contains Isotretinoin. There is a chemically-related topical gel called Retin-a which contains tretinoin. Your dermatologist may prescribe one of these if doxycycline has not worked.
309783 tn?1271958229 When acne and rosacea are both present and oral Isotretinoin is used, do telangiectasias tend to resolve, or do oral retinoids worsen this problem (as reported with topical retinoids) ? Eloise.
Avatar m tn m using isotretinoin. Then i got some ulcers on my lips and my doctor said its because of the isotretinoin. Then he prescribed minoz 50. I can't bear this acne anymore...