Active Ingredient: Isotretinoin
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If you want, you can apply a second coat. After that's dry, you're good to go. No need for finishing or setting powder.
The second course of therapy is often shorter in duration and is never begun before a few months after the previous treatment course. A two-month rest period off the Isotretinoin is always taken, as the acne will continue to improve during this time.
Isotretinoin is metabolized by the liver like many medications are. Minimizing alcohol and medications like Tylenol while taking Isotretinoin is essential.
There have been a few isolated reports of patients in Portland on Isotretinoin getting depressed. There is no conclusive evidence that depression is caused by Isotretinoin.
Should you feel depressed while on Isotretinoin, contact your dermatologist immediately. There have been reports of Isotretinoin being linked to Inflammatory Bowel Disease. However, current scientific evidence is insufficient to prove that a definite relationship between Isotretinoin and inflammatory Bowel Disease actually exists.
Precautions Patients on Isotretinoin should wash their face much less so as not to increase the dryness that the Isotretinoin causes.
Wash your face only once a day with no soap at all unless otherwise advised Stop all other acne creams as they increase the dryness that Isotretinoin can cause. Do not take any antibiotics while on Isotretinoin as they can interfere with the treatment and cause severe headaches and side effects.
Should you require antibiotics for an infection, contact your dermatologist for advises how to use the Isotretinoin during this time.
You should avoid Vitamins that contain Vitamin A. Please be sure to return to me in the scheduled appointments. Because of the well-structured way in which Isotretinoin is given, prescriptions cannot be renewed over the telephone.
You must have two negative pregnancy tests before starting this medication.
You must have a monthly pregnancy test during treatment with isotretinoin. If the test is positive, you must stop taking this medication and consult your doctor right away. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk.