Active substances: Isotretinoin
The longest duration of treatment was 22 months and the shortest duration was 10 months. Improvement of acne lesions generally started during the 6 th week, and was considered excellent at the end of treatment by all patients. Marked clinical improvement in inflammation, flattening of papulopustular lesions, started 1 or 2 months after initiation of treatment.
Pustules tend to clear more rapidly than papules or nodules, and the lesions on the face, and upper arms, responded more quickly than trunk lesions.
There are different opinions about the dose of isotretinoin for treatment of acne.
The suggested standard dose is 0. Low dose isotretinoin to treat acne, has been tried previously.
The higher values 96. Hermes et al. None stopped treatment. Relapse is reported more frequently following treatment with a lower dose. Relapse occurred in 16.
Studies to derive a cumulative dose for maximum benefit and reduced relapse rate have confirmed that there is a definite effect of both dose and duration of therapy but that there is not a priori pharmacokinetic reason to support the concept of accumulation of drug or a cumulative dose effect.
Table 2 outlines poor prognostic factors. Eighty-five percent of patients who receive a dose of 0. Low-dose courses of isotretinoin have been used successfully in mature adults with persistent and late-onset acne.
A typical approach consists of 0. Ninety-one percent will be clear of acne using this regimen 46, 47 but relapse is disappointingly frequent.
Furthermore some patients will not accept even minimal disease and become very dependent on these small doses expecting to stay on the drug for many years at this lower dosage.
It is not clear whether this approach will result in long term adverse effects and it is important to clarify with the patient that although nothing untoward has been reported to date this is clearly using the drug outside recommended guidelines and is not deemed appropriate for a female of reproductive potential.
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