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Isotrex (isotretinoin)

Isotrex contains the active ingredient isotretinoin and helps to treat severe forms of acne and rosacea (acne rosacea). The gel makes acne symptoms disappear within a few weeks by reducing excessive sebum production and ensuring that the sebaceous glands do not grow. Cell division of the upper layer of skin is stimulated, allowing old cells to quickly disappear. In addition, Isotrex ensures that new pimples and blackheads will not form and also inhibits the inflammatory response, which reduces redness. Isotrex (isotretinoin) is a good alternative to the similar medicine Roaccutane and is equally effective.

Attention please: Isotrex has been discontinued by the manufacturer. Please follow this link to find other medicines in the category acne.

What is Isotrex?

Isotrex contains the active ingredient isotretinoin and helps to treat severe forms of acne and rosacea (acne rosacea). The gel makes acne symptoms disappear within a few weeks by reducing excessive sebum production and ensuring that the sebaceous glands do not grow. Cell division of the upper layer of skin is stimulated, allowing old cells to quickly disappear. In addition, Isotrex ensures that new pimples and blackheads will not form and also inhibits the inflammatory response, which reduces redness. Isotrex (isotretinoin) is a good alternative to the similar medicine Roaccutane and is equally effective.

How do you use Isotrex?

Use Isotrex 0.05 gel as directed by your doctor. Apply the gel to the acne on the skin, usually once or twice a day. Wash your hands after use. After six to eight weeks, you should already notice results and see that your acne has clearly reduced.

Side effects

Using Isotrex 0.05 gel may cause side effects, such as dry lips, eyes or nose. Other possible side effects include muscle or joint pain, and when using a high dose, it is possible that you may experience temporary hair loss. This is rare, and when you stop the treatment, the hair will grow back. You can read the complete list of side effects in the Isotrex leaflet.

NB: Do not use Isotrex 0.05 gel during pregnancy or when breastfeeding. Also, children under 12 years of age are not advised to use the medicine.

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