Therapeutic Note(s)

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Isotretinoin is indicated for the treatment of severe nodular and/or inflammatory acne, acne conglobata and recalcitrant acne that are unresponsive to conventional therapy including systemic antibiotics. Females of childbearing potential should have a negative pregnancy test within 2 weeks prior to starting treatment. Isotretinoin should be started the second or third day of the next normal menstrual period. Effective contraception should be used for at least 1 month prior to starting isotretinoin, during treatment and for at least 1 month following discontinuation of treatment.