Isotretinoin belongs to a group of medicines known as retinoids. It is used to treat severe acne.
Do not take isotretinoin if you:
- Are pregnant or planning to be pregnant
- Have liver disease, high cholesterol levels
- Are breast-feeding
- Are taking tetracyclines
- Are allergic to Isotretinoin
- Have very high levels of vitamin A
- Are allergic to soya
Things to Tell Your Doctor. If you:
- Have a history or family history of high fat levels
- Have diabetes
- Are overweight
What to do if you missed a dose ?
Do not take a double dose to make up for forgotten doses. If you only remember during the night, or the next day, leave out the missed dose and carry on as usual.
Most common side effects ?
The most common side effects observed with isotretinoin are inflammation, dryness and cracking of the skin and lips, skin rash, mild itching, conjunctivitis, back pain, muscle and joint pains, blood or protein in the urine, increased blood cholesterol, anaemia, headaches.