Isotrex belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids that are used to treat severe acne, which occur as pimples, in adults and adolescents from 12... View More
Uses of Isotrex
Side effects of Isotrex
How to use Isotrex
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and ... View More
How Isotrex works
Isotrex is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) on your skin to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acn... View More
What if you forget to take Isotrex?
If you miss a dose of Isotrex, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your r... View More
Topical/Cutaneous Acne Adult: As 0.05% gel: Apply sparingly once or twice daily. Effect is observed w/in 6-8 wk of treatment.
Mode of Action
Isotretinoin is a synthetic retinoid which reduces sebaceous gland size and sebum production. It also regulates cell proliferation and differentiation.
Preexisting or predisposition to hypertriglyceridaemia (e.g. DM, obesity or increased alcohol intake). Monitor triglyceride levels. Monitor blood lipids... View More
Dryness of mucous membranes, dryness of skin with scaling, fragility, erythema, cheilitis, pruritus, epistaxis, conjunctivitis, dry sore mouth and palmo... View More
Additive toxicity with vitamin A or its derivatives. Decreased efficacy of microdosed progesterone (use 2 forms of contraception). May increase risk of ... View More