STL Index for: Isotretinoin

Rosacea: An Update in Diagnosis, Classification and Management

This review details the rosacea phenotype approach to diagnosis and classification, and summarizes current evidence-based treatment recommendations for individual features.

Management of Ichthyosis: A Brief Review

Ichthyosis management requires a multimodal approach, including topical and oral agents in addition to lifestyle modifications.

A Clinician’s Guide to Treating Acne

In this article, we provide a guide to address a growing need by primary care physicians to have a logical and practical approach to treating various forms of acne.

Hormonal Treatment of Acne in Canada: Clinical Update and Case-Based Treatment Approaches

Evolving understanding of the role of hormones in acne, along with a growing body of data from clinical trials, calls for a reappraisal of the role of hormonal therapy for acne.

Management of Acne Using a Fixed Dose Clindamycin/Tretinoin Preparation

The focus of this review is to delve deeper into the use of Biacna® Gel, a fixed-dose clindamycin/tretinoin combination product, for the treatment of acne.

A Physician’s Guide to Treating Acne

Acne is among the most common dermatological conditions seen in primary care. In this article, we provide a guide to address a growing need by primary care physicians to have a logical and practical approach to treating various forms of acne.

Understanding Truncal Acne: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Truncal acne refers to AV affecting the chest and/or back, a common presentation in acne patients. This article offers guidance in clinical differentiation of truncal acne from other acneiform diseases and provides management recommendations.

The New Canadian Guideline for Acne Treatment

Physicians will be particularly reassured if the suggested guidelines are supported by scientific evidence. This new Canadian clinical guideline for the treatment of acne was developed taking into account new data published up to March 2015, as well as expert opinion and clinical experience.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Review with a Focus on Treatment Data

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of the follicular unit that often leads to marked impairment of quality of life. This article reviews various treatment modalities for HS including laser, surgery, retinoids, immunosuppression, biologics, and antibiotics.

Rosacea: An Update on Medical Therapies

Rosacea is a common, chronic cutaneous condition that affects the face. Various conventional and emerging therapies for rosacea are reviewed.

Advances in Acne Management and Patient Adherence

Acne vulgaris is a multifactorial disease characterized by different types of lesions at various stages of development. Treatment options, such as light based therapy and systemic therapy, as well as CIS-Isotretinoin (Epuris™) that increases absorption are discussed as well as patient adherence.

Improving Bioavailability with a Novel Isotretinoin Formulation (Isotretinoin-Lidose)

Current practice guidelines recommend administration of oral isotretinoin with high-fat meals, which may pose issues with patient compliance. This article discusses Isotretinoin-Lidose (Epuris™), pharmacokinetics, bioavailability, and increased drug absorption rate, and how it may improve patient compliance.

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2012

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2012 including CIP-Isotretinoin capsule Epuris™(in Canada) Absorica™(in US), Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% cream Pliaglis®, Collagenase clostridium histolyticum Xiaflex®, C1 esterase inhibitor (human) Cinryze®, Ipilimumab Yervoy™, and Vemurafenib tablets Zelboraf™.

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2012

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2012. Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), Adapalene 0.3% gel (Differin®), Tazarotene 0.1% foam (Fabior™), CIP-Isotretinoin capsule Epuris™ (in Canada) Absorica™ (in US), Ingenol mebutate gel (0.015%, 0.05%) Picato®and more are covered.

Skin Treatments Introduced in 2012

An overview and update of skin treatments introduced in 2012: Quick overview of drug name, indications and regulatory status. Adapalene 0.1% + benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel (Epiduo®), Adapalene 0.3% gel (Differin®), Tazarotene 0.1% foam (Fabior™), CIP-Isotretinoin capsule Epuris™ (in Canada) Absorica™ (in US) and more drugs are covered.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2013

February 2013: Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Varicella zoster immune globulin (human) injection (Varizig®), Lidocaine 7% + tetracaine 7% cream (Pliaglis®), Isotretinoin capsule (Epuris™) are covered. Devices such as Laser hair therapy iGrow® Hair Growth Platform and LED device for acne Celluma™ are also covered.

Rosacea: Update on Management and Emerging Therapies

Rosacea is a common chronic skin disorder that has significant impact on the quality of life of affected individuals. Research interest has led to the development of other emerging therapies including topical ivermectin, brimonidine and oxymetazoline that hold promise for patients suffering from this condition.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: July 2012

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. CIP-Isotretinoin (Absorica™), Tazarotene 0.1% foam (Fabior™), Butoconazole nitrate 2% vaginal cream, Multisource radiofrequency aesthetic device (Glow by EndyMed™), Low-level laser for circumferential upper arm reduction (Zerona®) are covered.

Adherence Optimization in Acne Management

Acne is a common dermatological condition found in about 85% of adolescents and young adults. Acne can have significant psychological, social or physical impacts. This article delves into the importance of patinet adherence and therapeutic strategies.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: February 2011

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Human papillomavirus quadrivalent (Types 6, 11, 16, and 18) recombinant vaccine (Gardasil®), Daptomycin for injection (Cubicin®) are covered.

Systemic Retinoids: Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer in Transplant Recipients

Solid organ transplant recipients have an increased incidence of skin cancer, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality post-transplantation. This article studies systemic retinoids, and other chemopreventative agents for high risk patients.

Update on Drugs and Drug News: April 2010

Update on drugs, approval dates, and comments. Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (XIAFLEX™), HPV quadrivalent recombinant vaccine (Gardasil®), Velaglucerase alfa (VPRIV™), Agalsidase alfa (REPLAGAL®), Adalimumab (Humira®) are covered.

Management of Recalcitrant Acne

Acne treatment success involves a comprehensive approach that addresses diagnostic confounders, appropriate therapeutic options and patient adherence. Ongoing education and counselling will assist in meeting patient expectations and establishing a favourable rapport that promotes adherence.

Isotretinoin (Accutane) as Rosacea Treatment

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) is a retinoid or vitamin A analog, and most well known for its use in treating severe acne. This article discusses the case for use in treating rosacea, and what expectations patients should have.

Isotretinoin – Side Effects And Treatment Of Side Effects

Isotretinoin, better known by its trade name Accutane®, and its side-effects are discussed with an emphasis on the most common side-effects that patients reports, such as dryness of the skin, and irritation of the eyes.

Isotretinoin – Side Effects That Need Medical Monitoring By Your Physician

Isotretinoin (Accutane) is a powerful drug, but one that has powerful side-effects. This article focuses on the side-effects that require monitoring as the symptoms may not be obvious to the patients.

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) as Acne Treatment

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) is a retinoid or vitamin A analog, which means that its molecular structure is similar to Vitamin A. Mechanism of action, efficacy, side-effects, and contraindications are discussed as well as an FAQ section for this drug.

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) Side Effects And Treatment Of Side Effects

Isotretinion is a powerful drug, and sometimes the only treatment option for severe acne. The most common side-effects such as dry skin, dry eyes, and hair problems, and headaches, and other side-effects are discussed.

Isotretinoin (Accutane®) – Side Effects That Need Medical Monitoring By The Physician

Isotretinion will require monitoring by a doctor. While relatively rare, side-effects can be serious, and affect blood, bone, liver, neurologic, and muscle, and require periodic testing to ensure safety and healthy. It is also teratogenic, so pregnancy will also be a part in patient education.

Update on Drugs and Drug News – December 2007 – January 2008

Update on Loratadine Dry Syrup 1% Claritin® Schering-Plough, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride TEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, and news about Anti-dandruff, anti-acne and anti-melanoma agents.

Cutaneous Reactions to Anticancer Agents Targeting the Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor: A Dermatology-Oncology Perspective

The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is often overexpressed or dysregulated in solid tumors. Targeting the EGFR-mediated signaling pathway has become routine practice in the treatment of lung, pancreatic, head and neck, and colon carcinomas.

Systemic Therapy for Rosacea

Rosacea is a common condition that affects people of all races. More aggressive and innovative uses of existing oral agents have resulted in novel therapeutic approaches, which can provide long-term therapy and sustained remission.

Skin Care as an Adjunct Treatment for Skin Disease

This article describes how pharmacists can play an important role in providing for patients with their skin concerns and counselling patients on effective management and behavioral strategies as well as prescribing. Reactive and proactive communication approaches are described.

Clinical Experience of Accutane®(Isotretinoin)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) was approved for the treatment of acne. While in recent years it has been shrouded by some controversy, it remains an essential tool in the treatment of severe or persistent acne. Few drugs provide an actual cure for acne and Isotretinoin is such a medication.

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Cost of Treatment

What is the cost of Accutane treatment? See the comparison of different topical treatments with Accutane® (Isotretinoin), with the corresponding cost of treatment.

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks

Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Side Effects, Safety and Risks are discussed. A comprehensive review of the drug, side-effects, and other considerations.

Compliance with Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Treatment

Proper patient counselling of the risks versus benefits of Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment is very important to ensure compliance with therapy.

Efficacy of Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Treatment

Efficacy of short and long-term Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment is discussed. Info on relapse, re-treatment and expert opinion is provided as well.

Dosing for Accutane® (Isotretinoin) Treatment

It's important to know the correct dose when taking Accutane® (Isotretinoin) at different stages of treatment. Here you will find information on the initial dose as well as maintenance and total dosage allowed.

Patient Profile for Accutane® (Isotretinoin)

Learn about who would be a suitable candidate for Accutane® (Isotretinoin) treatment and who should avoid it.

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