Treating Acne with Isotretinoin
The potential side effects of Isotretinoin have been well documented and the need for appropriate care in its use, particularly in women at risk of pregnancy is well understood. More recent concerns over the unconfirmed development of mood changes and particularly depression have led to further caution.
Dosage Regimes: Most patients will be treated with dosages between 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg bodyweight. Data indicate that while side-effects may be lessened by lower dosage regimes, the chance of relapse is higher. Generally treatment lasts for 16 weeks. Isotretinoin is contraindicated in patients with hyper vitaminosis A, uncontrolled hyperlipidaemia, and during pregnancy or lactation. It should also be used with caution in patients with renal and liver disease.
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