Isotrexin gel is a topical treatment for acne. It is designed to reduce the visibility and appearance of white and blackheads on the skin and to reduce the formation of new ones. The active ingredient in the gel is isotretinoin.
- Treatment for acne
- Reduces inflammation of the skin
- Reduces visibility of acne symptoms
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Isotrexin is a gel that is applied to the skin to help treat acne. It contains erythromycin, an antibiotic, which can help to kill harmful bacteria that are irritating the skin. It also contains isotretinoin, which helps to prevent pores from getting blocked.
How do I use Isotrexin gel?
Isotrexin gel should be used once or twice daily, depending on response. Most people should start using Isotrexin once daily and then slowly try to increase this to twice daily, if necessary.
Can I use this gel if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use if you are pregnant, if you think you could be pregnant, or if you are planning to become pregnant.
Do not use if you are breastfeeding.
There are very few side effects associated with using Isotrexin. Most people experience a stinging sensation when applying, but this subsides with time, or by applying the gel more thinly on the skin.
Stop using Isotrexin and seek medical attention if you experience any of the following side effects:
- Severe burning or peeling of the skin
- Prolonged or severe diarrhoea
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.
Patient Information Leflet