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How to use Isotretinoin? (Accutane, Roaccutane, Claravis) – Doctor Explains.

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In this video we will cover everything you need to know about isotretinoin. This video is part of a video series on your skin. We will cover all kinds of skin related problems and drugs. So for more skin related videos check out this playlist:

Hey there welcome back to how to medicate and welcome to this new video on how to use isotretinoin this video is part of a video series on your skin where we cover all kinds of skin related problems and drugs if you’re looking for that playlist then check out the link in the description before we start i will quickly introduce myself my name is raoul i’m a

Medical doctor from the netherlands and i’m making weekly medical videos to etiquette myself as well as you my viewer because i believe that medically educated people make healthier decisions and that’s what this channel is all about this video also comes with a quick disclaimer it’s not purely informative this is not medical advice and if you’re looking for

Medical advice always contact your own doctor and now quickly let’s get started the generic name of this medication is isotretinoin but it’s sold under several brand names like accutane roaccutane and clarovis and it’s available as a capsule which brings us to the question how can you use this drug first of all you swallow the capsule hole make sure to do so with

Half a glass of water do not chew on it and do not break the capsule because this can decrease the effectivity of the drug it’s also best to take this medication during a meal or right after a meal because this makes it easier for your intestines to resolve the medication now usually the treatment can take four to six months but your acne can keep on improving

Until two months after you stop taking isotretinoin in addition isotretinoin may increase your acne in the initial stages first seven to ten days so beware and keep pushing through which brings us to the question when should she use isotretinoin isotropin known as one of the strongest drugs to treat acne but it should only be used if all other treatment options

Are tried and were ineffective then before treatment is started it is necessary to do a liver function test this needs to be repeated after one month and then every three months of usage and lastly it’s also recommended to do a blood test before starting the treatment which needs to be repeated after one month and after four months of usage and if any deviations

Are found it’s probably necessary to quit the treatment now then what is the correct dosage to use usually your doctor prescribes you half a milligram per kilogram body weight divided over one or two doses a day after four weeks the dose can be adjusted depending on the effect and the side effects usually the maintenance dose will be between 0.1 to 1 milligram

Per kilogram body weight per day and as mentioned previously the treatment usually takes 16 to 24 weeks now one of the major downsides of using isotropic known are its side effects it can be very effective at treating acne but it causes a lot of side effects i will discuss the most common ones here but if you’re looking for a complete list and ask your prescribing

Doctor or check your leaflet very commonly so more than 10 of all patients might experience a dry skin itching a rash skin irritation irritation of your eyes dry eyes back pain and changes in your blood values commonly so 1 to 10 of all patients might experience a dry nose a nose bleed a headache blood in your urine and changes in your blood value and rarely

Isotretinoin might cause an allergic skin reaction a severe allergic reaction mood swings anxiety depression and aggression which brings us to safety isotretinoin can be combined with any type of food however it can be dangerous to combine it with alcohol as in rare situations isotropin can be dangerous for your liver and alcohol can be as well therefore it’s

Advised to do not drink alcohol by using isotretinoin but if you must then drink a maximum of one glass a day for maximum of five days a week isotretinoin could also cause dizziness drowsiness and some vision problems if you’re experiencing any of these then please do not drive this drug can also have interactions with other drugs therefore always discuss this

With a prescribing doctor and lastly avoid sun exposure and make sure to put on a lot of sunscreen which brings us to the last part of this video where we take a look at the safety during pregnancy or while breastfeeding and isotretinoin is dangerous in both cases and should not be used in fact it’s standard protocol to prescribe women birth control one month

Before starting isotretinoin up until one month after they are finished with the treatment therefore always discuss this with your doctor and do not use it while pregnant or while breastfeeding this brings us to the end of this video i hope you learned something because that was the whole point of this video if you have any questions let me know in the comment

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How to use Isotretinoin? (Accutane, Roaccutane, Claravis) – Doctor Explains. By HOW TO MEDICATE