Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin)
What is Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin) used for?
Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin) is used to treat mild to moderate acne. The active ingredient in this gel is a type of medication known as a retinoid (a vitamin A derivative). When applied to the skin, it may help to loosen the skin cells, thereby unblocking pores, and allowing the glands that produce natural oil to function normally. It also helps with the natural exfoliation of the skin.
How should I use Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin)?
Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin) should be applied directly to the skin. Follow the instructions of your physician. You may need to use this gel for 6 to 8 weeks for the full positive effects to be noticed. Continue using it unless told otherwise by your physician.
What are the side effects of Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin)?
Patients using Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin) may notice some side effects, such as:
Consult your physician if you notice any side effects when using this gel to treat acne or other conditions.
This medication is for external application only, and should never be ingested.
The active ingredient in this gel is known to cause birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. It has not yet been established whether or not it is safe to apply this gel to the skin during pregnancy. However, pregnant women should not use this gel. Women who are breastfeeding are also advised not to use this gel.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Isotrex Gel (Isotretinoin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.