Indian Journal of Drugs in Dermatology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59--69

Isotretinoin: In acne and beyond – An overview


Aditya Kumar Bubna 
 Department of Dermatology, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, West Bengal, India

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Aditya Kumar Bubna
Department of Dermatology, IQ City Medical College, Sovapur, Bijra Road, Jemua, Durgapur - 713 206, West Bengal
India

Isotretinoin (ISO) has proven to be an extremely valuable drug for all dermatologists. Since its approval in 1982 by the US Food and Drug Administration for nodulocystic acne, it still remains the gold standard drug for the above indication till date, facing no competition from its contemporaries. Along with the treatment of nodulocystic acne, ISO has proved valuable in several other dermatoses as well. Further, even for treating acne, there have been a number of modifications as far as the prescription of ISO is concerned. This review will briefly highlight the various aspects of isotretinoin for acne and other cutaneous disorders.


How to cite this article:
Bubna AK. Isotretinoin: In acne and beyond – An overview.Indian J Drugs Dermatol 2020;6:59-69


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Bubna AK. Isotretinoin: In acne and beyond – An overview. Indian J Drugs Dermatol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];6:59-69
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