isotretinoin

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Related to Isotrex: isotretinoin, Isotrexin, Retin A

i·so·tre·ti·noin

 (ī′sō-trĕt′n-oin′)
n.
A synthetic isomer of retinoic acid that inhibits sebaceous gland secretion and is used in the treatment of severe nodular acne. It can cause birth defects if taken during pregnancy.

[iso- + tretinoin, retinoic acid (t(rans)- + retino(ic acid) + -in).]

isotretinoin

(ˌaɪsəʊtrəˈtɪnəʊɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug related to vitamin A, used to treat severe acne that has failed to respond to other treatment
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isotretinoin

n isotretinoína
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Both patients were treated with 25mg of acitretin (Cap Neotret 25 mg) orally taken as a bolus dose in the morning once every 3rd day in order to prevent its side effects which includes osteoporosis, periosteal plucking and premature epiphyseal closure; Co-trimoxazole (200:40) (Septrozole suspension 450ml) orally 3 times daily; Chlorhexidene gluconate + Benzydamine HCL mouth wash (Enzichlor) 2 times daily for 8 weeks; topical keratolytics such as isotretinoin (Isotrex gel) and salicylic acid (Betasalic ointment 15gm) 2-3 times daily and additional methods such as dietary modifications by encouraging patients to use carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin and spinach more in their diet as these are rich in natural retinoids (b-carotene).
A retinoid cream like Isotrex from your GP could be very helpful because it is thought to help unblock the pores causing blackheads.