Isotretinoin side effects
Hi doctor....i have been on isotretinoin 20mg for the past 4 months for the treatment of acne....results are too gud. But i notice lid edema early in d mrng everyday which becomes alright later on & i also hv dryness in my eyes for which i'm using systane ultra eye drops.....should i stop isotretinoin or can i continue with it....pls help.
Doctor Answers (2) on Isotretinoin side effects
Hi.. isotretinoin gives good results. But this medication has to be taken under doctors supervision. This tablet cannot be self medicated. It is a liver toxic drug and also deranges lipid profile in blood.. LFT and lipid profile has to be monitored when you are on medications every 2 months. Eye lid edema needs to evaluated.
If the acne is under control , you can be switched to topical creams.
Consult a dermatologist for further advice
Hope this helps
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