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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Treating Rosacea with Low-Dose Accutane

The mechanism by which low dose accutane (isotretinoin) i.e. around 10mg a day, is effective in treating rosacea is not clearly understood. Just the name accutane is enough to strike fear into many doctors and patients. Hopefully the following articles will provide some pointers to useful information when researching whether accutane/roaccutane is a suitable treatment […]

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A survey of pregnant women using isotretinoin., Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2005 Nov;73(11):881-7., Robertson J, Polifka JE, Avner M, Chambers C, Delevan G, Koren G, Lavigne SV, Martinez LP, Miller RK, Carey JC. BACKGROUND: Isotretinoin is a known human teratogen, causing birth defects and/or subnormal cognitive performance in prenatally-exposed children. […]

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Matrix metalloproteinases of epithelial origin in facial sebum of patients with acne and their regulation by isotretinoin. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Volume 125 Page 673 – October 2005 Papakonstantinou E, Aletras AJ, Glass E, Tsogas P, Dionyssopoulos A, Adjaye J, Fimmel S, Gouvousis P, Herwig R, Lehrach H, Zouboulis CC, Karakiulakis G, Department of […]

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