Active substances: Isotretinoin
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Studies to derive a cumulative dose for maximum benefit and reduced relapse rate have confirmed that there is a definite effect of both dose and duration of therapy but that there is not a priori pharmacokinetic reason to support the concept of accumulation of drug or a cumulative dose effect.
Table 2 outlines poor prognostic factors.
Eighty-five percent of patients who receive a dose of 0. Low-dose courses of isotretinoin have been used successfully in mature adults with persistent and late-onset acne.
A typical approach consists of 0. Ninety-one percent will be clear of acne using this regimen 46, 47 but relapse is disappointingly frequent.
Furthermore some patients will not accept even minimal disease and become very dependent on these small doses expecting to stay on the drug for many years at this lower dosage.
It is not clear whether this approach will result in long term adverse effects and it is important to clarify with the patient that although nothing untoward has been reported to date this is clearly using the drug outside recommended guidelines and is not deemed appropriate for a female of reproductive potential.Metrics details Abstract Rosacea is a case of a female patient diagnosed with severe, inflamed papulopustular rosacea PPR erythema, inflammatory lesions, edema, and telangiectasia.
What are the reasons for a slow response to isotretinoin? A local anaesthetic cream should be applied to the lesions for the requisite time beneath an occlusive dressing and then the lesions touched gently with light cautery 49 or hyfrecation.
This procedure should initially be performed on a test area of 10 cm 2, to ensure that the patient does not develop scarring or hypo- or hyperpigmentation.
When macrocomedones are not the cause of poor response, the dosage of isotretinoin should be carefully considered as some patients will suffer a deterioration in their acne at the start of a course of isotretinoin.
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