isotretinoin


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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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This happened for years until around two years ago when I was finally referred to a dermatologist who prescribed me isotretinoin.
After persisting at the GP and receiving antibiotic tablets, I was referred to a dermatologist to start a course of Isotretinoin.
Isotretinoin use may increase vulnerability to psychiatric conditions, but available evidence does not support a causal relationship, on the basis of data from a retrospective study of 17,829 psychiatric adverse events reported to the Food and Drug Administration over 2 decades.
"While the number of pregnancies among patients taking isotretinoin is low, even 200 pregnancies is too high," said corresponding author Dr.
THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Since initiation of the iPLEDGE program in 2006 to reduce fetal exposure to isotretinoin, there has been a reduction in pregnancies among women taking isotretinoin, although exposure still persists, according to a report published online July 17 in JAMA Dermatology.
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Isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid), a synthetic analog of vitamin A, is commonly used in the treatment of nodulocytic acne, which is resistant to other treatments (1).
First-line treatment options for severe acne include benzoyl peroxide, topical erythromycin/clarithromycin, topical retinoids, oral antibiotics, and oral isotretinoin (3).
GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS -- Isotretinoin, the go-to guy for severe acne, may not be so much a local cop as a community organizer, Kenneth B.
Other prescribing trends during the time period among dermatologists included a drop in the number of combined oral contraceptive courses per 100 female patients, from 34.31 to 30.74 (and an increase from 31.70 to 32.13 among nondermatologists) and a drop in the number of isotretinoin courses prescribed per 100 patients, from 5.
Isotretinoin can have significant adverse reactions on multiple systems.