Accutane and Roaccutane

Accutane and Roaccutane are oral treatments based on the active ingredient isotretinooin. Research has shown us that low-dose accutane (around 10mg a day or so) is a viable option for difficult-to-treat rosacea.

Accutane is not a drug to be taken lightly, it can have significant side effects, so make sure you have the support of your doctor, and that they monitor you whilst you are on it.

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This AAD Poster Session shows that the study of Rambazole is continuing, this time dosage and side effects are being investigated. Tolerability, safety, and pharmacokinetics of single and multiple oral dosages of R115866 in healthy volunteers, Marina Cools, PhD, Barrier Therapeutics, Geel, Belgium; Geert Cauwenbergh,PhD, Barrier Therapeutics, Geel, Belgium; Fre´de´ric Vanhoutte, MD, JanssenResearch Foundation, Beerse, Belgium; Lieve […]

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Thanks to Rick for continuing to share his experiences in taking accutane long term at low dosage. We really appreciate you continuing to keep us up to date with how accutane is helping you treat your rosacea. It is only through these sort of detailed reports that we can all learn how best to use […]

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Treating Rhinophyma with Accutane (roaccutane, isotretinoin)

If you are suffering from early stage rhinophyma you may like to consider accutane as a treatment. There are some good, recently published articles that focus on more general rosacea and low-dose accutane. Currently, it is comparatively more difficult to find studies that specifically address treating rhinophyma with accutane though. Accutane is Tricky Additionally, and unfortunately, doctors are […]

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Oral R115866 in patients with moderate to severe plaque-type psoriasis: Safety evaluation from a phase IIA trial Peter van de Kerkhof, MD, PhD, University Hospital Nijmegen, Princeton, NJ,United States; Joahan Mertens, Barrier Therapeutics, Geel, Belgium; PeterSteijlen, MD, PhD, University Hospital Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands R115866 is a second-generation retinoic acid metabolism-blocking Agent (RAMBA), which has been […]

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Another promising sounding paper on the use of very low dose accutane for hard to treat rosacea. Dr. Hofer is analysing doses of around 3mg to 8mg a day for his `continuous microdose’ regime. Interestingly he is suggesting that it is common for symptoms to relapse after accutane treatment is ceased – unlike the typical […]

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