Isotretinoin gel

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Avatar f tn Sadly, the acne returned to a milder extent over the winter, and I was prescribed Isotrex gel (.05%). Since being placed on that topical, the same type of hair fall has begun once again. I realise both medications have the same 'base' to them, and would like to know if the hair fall could be the result of topical absorption of the isotretinoin, which must have some effect (why else would they advise against conception while using a topical).
Avatar m tn I am a 24 year male . I used Isotretinoin gel(0.05) for my acne problem. Can it cause to stop height gaining ? Is there a way to increase my height ? Can acupuncture helps gain height ?
Avatar f tn It's worst first thing out of bed in the morning and when getting up from long sitting. I have to make sure to wear cushioned slippers, and when I wear extra gel cushioning in my shoes, the pain isn't noticable anymore. My doctor hadn't heard of this symptom before, but I found on the website forum below, there were 7 other Accutane users that had heel pain. It seems to be part of the joint/bone/muscle pain warned on the medicine.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am currently two months in to using a topical retonoid gel called isotrexin (isotretinoin 2% combined with erythromycin 0.05%) and I have a question about what facewash I should use. Someone recommended Neutrogina visibly clear 2-in-1 face wash but I am concerned that it might be too harsh for my skin as it contains Salicylic Acid, which can make the skin feel quite dry and tight. Would a salicylic wash work well with the isotrexin or might it be too much for my skin?
5623217 tn?1371130726 Retin A (pm) and Clindamycin gel 1% (am) 2. Isotretinoin gel 0.05% (pm) and Azelaic Acid 20% (am) 3. Just differin with a question mark as I hadn't researched that one loads. Doctor recommended that I use a oral antibiotic and prescribed Lymecyline capsules 408mg. Then said she'll prescribe me the second option. However when I was in the chemist I noticed she'd prescribed Isotretinoin gel and Differin! I had no idea these could be used together.
Avatar m tn Your doctor can prescribe you a topical retinoid gel such as Retin-a (topical tretinoin). This will heal both active acne and post-acne scarring. A regular doctor can prescribe all standard acne treatments. You only need to see a dermatologist if standard treatments result in failure or relapse and oral Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) is required. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn The medicines are minocycline, clindamycin phosphate solution and benzaderm gel. We had unprotect sex yesterday. Do I have chances of getting pregnant? Will it effect to the baby? What should I do now? There are still 10 days for getting my periods. Really tensed………..plz help.
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.
476672 tn?1207854589 i have high triglyceride (303 last 7days ago report) so,i didnot use this medicine...!but doctor gave me sotert gel (isotretinoin gel)for 1 month.i use daily.. my liver function test report---- 1.SGOT 19 (<46), 2.SGPT 32 (<40) 3.T BILIRUBIN 0.6 (<1) 4.ALK PHOS 261 (65-306) 5.T PROTEIN 7.3 (6-8) 6.ALBUMIN 4.5 (3.5-5.0) 7.GLOBULIN 2.8 (2-3.5) PLZ GIVE ME MEDICINE OR ADVISE FOR CURE MY DISEASE..
1373186 tn?1278559805 If your acne is more severe you should see your doctor for a prescription-strength gel like Differin (adapalene) or Dalacin (clindamycin). When starting a new regime, some patients experience an "initial breakout" (temporary worsening of acne) as unseen spots come to the surface. This is particularly common with retinoids (tretinoin/isotretinoin) and is less likely to happen with Proactive.
1210650 tn?1266043690 Acne usually responds well to a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline or doxycycline and a topical retinoid gel such as Differin (adapalene). If these standard treatments result in failure or relapse your GP may refer you to a dermatologist for Oral Isotretinoin, the strongest acne treatment available. There is a lack of medical evidence that certain foods cause acne, in the way that they can lead to allergies.
Avatar n tn I have rosacea and my doctor told me that Metro Gel and Metro Cream would do nothing for me. Is there any medicine that would help. Also, I had some facial Cysts. My doctor used a tool and took them out. Is there a medicine for them if I get them back?
Avatar m tn You can also use Benzoyl peroxide 5% lotion or gel once at bedtime. If the symptoms persist then oral and topical antibiotics like Clindamycin and tretinoin/isotretinoin or accutane may be needed. It is best to consult a dermatologist if symptoms are severe or persistent. I hope it helps. Kind regards.
Avatar n tn Which treatments have you tried already? Topical treatments proven to be effective against acne include Duac gel (clindamycin plus benzoyl peroxide) and Differin gel (0.1% adapalene). If topical treatments are of limited benefit oral antibiotics such as Doxycycline or Lymecycline may be indicated. Female patients will also benefit from taking an anti-androgen birth control pill since acne is caused by an excess of, or a sensitivity to the effects of, androgens.
Avatar m tn You may prefer to use a product which contains just adapalene called Differin. Differin comes in a 0.1% gel and a 0.3% gel aswell as a 0.1% cream for sensitive skin. When using topical acne meds use a bland cleanser such as Cetaphil, La Roche-Posay or Vichy to minimise dryness and irritation. I notice you are 47, have you struggled with acne for a long time? Have you also tried oral antibiotics (doxycycline/minocycline etc?
Avatar n tn i didn't use the gel for just one night and the following day there was acne or whatever it is on my face. Does it mean that if i give up using, i will again have tham:(? I want to make one point that this acne i am mentioning is really diffrent. it is so tough and it hurts when squezeed. It is not like the other acnes. I can notice it when i touch it. It is as if it is a bacteria walking around my face. What is that?
Avatar f tn -An over the counter gel called Freederm (contains Nicotinamide). -A prescription-strength topical gel such as Duac, Epiduo or Differin. -A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline or Minocycline. -An anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Yaz, Yasmin or Diane35. (Avoid the progesterone only pill or Depo shot as these can make acne worse). -A non-hormonal anti-androgen medication called Spironolactone.
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 Over the counter products will not clear such severe acne. See your doctor for a prescription acne gel such as Differin (0.1% adapalene) and a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline. Female patients may also warrant a course of the anti-androgen pill Diane35 (Dianette). If a fair trial of these products results in failure or relapse, your doctor may refer you to a dermatologist for a course of Accutane (oral Isotretinoin).
Avatar n tn Is there any treatment that would totaly heal my rosacea? I am using Mero-Gel at this time and it keeps it somewhat under control, but my cheeks stay red.
1321300 tn?1274458425 i) A topical retinoid such as Differin (adapalene) gel. ii) A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline. iii) An anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Yaz or Yasmin. iv) A non-hormonal anti-androgen called Spironolactone. v) Oral Isotretinoin (previously called Accutane). This is only prescribed when other treatments have resulted in failure or relapse. Which of these have you tried and what were the results like?
Avatar n tn If you are still experiencing acne spots ask your doctor or dermatologist for Differin gel 0.1% or topical Isotretinoin. Topical retinoids exfoliate the skin and can help with both active acne and scars. After clearing my acne with prescription medicines, I had microdermabrasion to clear my scars. I had good results, please see the pictures in my profile. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Acne usually responds well to a course of oral antibiotics plus a prescription-strength acne gel. Female acne patients may also benefit from taking the combined oral contraceptive pill since the oestrogen it contains blocks the action of androgens (the hormones responsible for acne). If standard treatments as listed above result in failure or relapse, your GP can refer you to a dermatologist for Roaccutane (oral Isotretinoin) the strongest acne treatment available.
Avatar f tn This can be toxic and cause liver damage. The acne medication Roaccutane/Accutane is made from Isotretinoin, a synthetic retinoid, but this must be prescribed by a dermatologist. Accutane patients require monthly blood tests to test liver function. Unfortunately, there is a lack of medical evidence that natural remedies heal acne. See your doctor for an effective treatment such as Differin gel (adapalene 0.1%) or a course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice daily.
Avatar m tn The standard treatment for acne is a course of oral antibiotics in conjunction with a topical retinoid gel. If a fair trial of this results in failure or relapse, a dermatologist may prescribe Oral Isotretinoin (Roaccutane). Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn -Topical antibiotics such as Dalacin-T or Duac gel. -Topical retinoids such as Differin or Retin-a. A course of oral antibiotics such as Oxytetracycline 250mg twice a day. -An anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Diane35 or Yasmin. -A non-hormonal anti-androgen such as Spironolactone. -Oral Isotretinoin (formerly Accutane) this will only be prescribed if other treatments have resulted in failure or relapse. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar n tn Hi. Oral retinoids (containing isotretinoin) can cause a temporary loss of hair (alopecia) or rarely a temporary increase of hair (hirsutism). I use a topical retinoid-like gel called Differin (adapalene) and have not experienced any change to my hair. Female acne patients usually respond well to taking an anti-androgen such as Spironolactone and/or a contraceptive pill containing oestrogen such as Diane35/Dianette. These also reduce facial hair.
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.