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Is Sotret Isotretinoin Gel 0.05% safe to use?

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Hi,

Firstly I would like to say, I found your site yesterday and I’ve been hooked, reading and reading. Great job on all the information and the truly helpful answers you provide.

I read one of your articles about Sotret Isotretinoin (presuming you were talking about the tablets/capsules?) I have been using the gel(topical treatment) for spot treating for 2 years now recommended by my dermatologist and it works amazing for me. The initial acne pain is gone and if I catch a pimple in the upcoming stage it’s taken care of overnight. Larger pimples 2-3 days, reducing everyday significantly.

Now after reading your article I wondered if this too can have those side effects of the tablets, or is it safe to use?

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Hi Ayesha, welcome to Acne Mantra!

 

This study shows that even excessive amounts of topical isotretinoin 0.1% (double the concentration you’re using) did not lead to significant metabolic absorption. So it is a safer option than oral isotretinoin.

 

So it seems safe for use. Although I’d still be careful if there was any chance of pregnancy while using this cream.

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Thank you so much, it works really well for me out of all the spot treatments I’ve tried. So now I’m happy.

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