Effectiveness of conventional, low-dose and intermittent oral isotretinoin in the treatment of acne: Application of the drug to acne has been expanded to treat those patients with less severe but scarring acne who are responding unsatisfactorily to conventional therapies [ 25 ].
Cunliffe WJ, Meynadier J, Alirezai M et al Is combined oral and topical therapy better than oral therapy alone in patients with moderate to moderately severe acne vulgaris? But only time will tell so i will keep you posted.
Acne especially in more severe forms has the potential to result in scarring and permanent disfigurement.
Introduction Oral isotretinoin is the most effective choice in the treatment of severe acne [ 7 ]. Well I thought I would update today because I am now taking 2 tablets a week, so 40mg weekly. N Engl J Med ; No dryness, no oiliness, no IB.
Hope it all works out for you and keep us posted. In this respect, it is needless to say, that intermittent use of isotretinoin may have many advantageous. CookieKiss - I'm glad you will be watching, I will keep it updated at least weekly, probably not daily because at this low dose there should not be very rapid changes.
I'm hoping that this dose may just make me gradually clearer week by week. A randomized, controlled multicenter study. A system of acne classification for every day dermatological [practice] Ann Dermatol Venereol ; We did not obtain any significant difference among the treatment protocols in patients with moderate acne.
Our study also had some limitations. During treatment, physicians recorded side effects at weeks 2, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and Repeated measures of VAS for rash or facial redness presented in Fig.
So far no real side effects at all. In our study, both intermittent isotretinoin treatment courses were found to be as effective as classical dosage during the treatment period with a low incidence and severity of side effects.
Day 26 Still really good.
Previous studies and our intermittent treatment protocols clearly show the effectiveness of these regimens, especially in mild to moderate acne patients, with a reduced risk of side effects and increased patients compliance. They reported significant reductions in acne scores. A double-blind study of the effects of cis-retinoic acid on acne, sebum excretion rate and microbial population.