Roaccutane is a common name for Isotretinoin which is a medicine for acne treatment. I think it’s the best medicine you need to use it when other typical medicines can’t help you. Acne can’t just disappear from your face after you pass your teenager age. Not everyone are lucky.
Oral isotretinoin is marketed under various trade names, most commonly Accutane (Roche), Amnesteem (Mylan), Claravis (Barr), Sotret (Ranbaxy), or Roaccutane (Roche); while topical isotretinoin is most commonly marketed under the trade names Isotrex or Isotrexin (Stiefel).
Today isotretinoin is usually prescribed after other acne treatments have failed to produce results. The treatment of acne usually begins with topical medications (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, adapalene, etc)
There are 10mg capsule and 20 mg capsule sells in my country, Thailand.
The dose of isotretinoin a patient receives is dependent on their weight and the severity of the condition. Generally it is prescribed from between 0.5 mg/kg/day to 2 mg/kg/day (usually at 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/day, divided into two doses), for a total treatment of 4–6 months.
In these experiments, subjects used 20mg/day, which is 0.25 mg/kg/day for an 80 kg (176 pounds) person.
Disclaimer: To use this medicine, you need to talk to your doctor before use it because it is very danger if you are possibly to pregnant. Below is my experience, but you can’t use it as a doctor suggestion!
I have been using Roaccutane for 3 courses. First time someone suggested me to try because they saw a lot of bad acnes on my face. The medicine is very expensive. ( $1.65 per capsule for 10mg capsule and $2.50 per capsule for 20mg capsule) and it’s illegal to buy if you don’t have prescription from doctor. Of course, I bought it illegally.
One box has 3 batches and each batch has 10 capsules.
First time I started with a 10mg capsule each day after breakfast and it works very good on my face. I found that my face had no more acne when I started the second box.
Then I had a financial problem, I had to stop at the third box. My face still look great for another 2 months and started new acne again. After that I didn’t take it for a long time.
You need to know that within one month you using this drug, you can’t donate your blood.
From above prescribed, use it 0.5 mg/kg/day. I am 78 kg. (78 x 0.5 = 39) So I need 39 mg per day, but I think that’s too much because when I took 10mg per day my skin is very dry and my lips peeling too. My eyes were so sensitive to sun light.
Now I take 20 mg capsule per day after breakfast. This medicine is good after meal. I will continue until I finish a course (6 months) then I will stop for one month or two and then start the new course again.
In most case, only one course is enough and all acne will completely disappear.
What is this medicine helps me?
– Stop new acne (very very few tiny acne occur in a month)
– Cure giant red acnes.
– Healing your scars on your face.
– Stop too much greasy face
What is side effects happenned to me from this medicine?
– Dryness of skin, lips and mucous membrane.
– Skin peeling.
– Nose bleeds.
– Dry eyes.
– Not use in pregnancy woman. The drug cause deformed infant.
– Check and control triglyceride elevations. Very danger if the level excess of 800 mg/dl
So this medicine is good for who is really take care themself and take a blood test every month while use this drug. Also need to obey a doctor advice.