Isotretinoin
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Isotretinoin?

(eye soe TRET i noyn)

• This medicine is used to treat acne.

• This medicine is used to treat some cancers in children.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not donate blood while using this medicine and for 1 month after stopping.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have an eating disorder, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have mental illness, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have osteoporosis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid other sources of vitamin A.

• Limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Avoid cosmetic skin procedures for at least 6 months after stopping medicine.

• If you are...

 
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