Active Ingredients: Isotretinoin
Always take isotretinoin with a full glass of water. Do not chew or suck on the capsule.
Swallow it whole. Follow all directions about taking isotretinoin with or without food.
Use isotretinoin for the full prescribed length of time.The longest duration of treatment was of liver enzymes and serum lipids was detected.
Never share this medicine with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have. Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. What happens if I miss a dose?
Skip the missed dose and use your next dose at the regular time. But there are other options for some people with severe acne, for example, treatments that use lasers, and other light devices and chemical peels. Why is isotretinoin no longer available as a gel?
Isotretinoin used to also come as a gel, known by the brand name Isotrex.
In GSK stopped manufacturing Isotrex gel. This medicine is no longer available in the UK. However there is a gel containing isotretinoin and erythromycin brand name Isotrexin. There are also other gels that contain tretinoin or adapalene.
These work in a similar way to isotretinoin gel.
Ask your specialist or a pharmacist for advice about suitable alternatives and the best treatment for your condition. Will it affect my fertility? There's no firm evidence to suggest that taking isotretinoin capsules will reduce fertility in either men or women.
However, women are advised not to take isotretinoin capsules if they're pregnant or trying for a baby.
This medicine can harm a baby.