Accutane® (Isotretinoin) A-detailing Presentation

 

Accutane® (Isotretinoin)

 

 

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COMPLIANCE

 

 

  • Proper patient counseling of the risks versus benefits of is very important to ensure compliance with therapy. Awareness of the possibility of transient exacerbation of acne is important.
  • Check that the drug is being taken with fatty food to enhance drug absorption
  • Actively manage the side-effects. Remember that topical antibiotics and occasionally topical corticosteroids may be required for the skin, lip side-effects
  • The dose can be lowered temporarily if fatigue, joint pains ,mood changes or if other side-effects are very troubling and might interfere with continuing therapy.
  • See Roche patient handouts and refer patients to www.AcneGuide.ca

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