Isotrexin (Erythromycin 2% & Isotretinoin 0.05%) Gel 30g is a pale yellow gel which contains the active ingredients Erythromycin 2% and Isotretinoin 0.05%. Erythromycin is an antibiotic. It works by fighting bacteria that can cause acne (spots). Isotretinoin is similar to vitamin A, it helps the skin which makes blocked pores less likely which helps prevent spots.
Isotrexin Gel is used to treat acne in young people who are going through or have gone through puberty and adults. It helps to:
Keep out of reach and sight of children. This product is flammable, keep away from open fires, flames and all sources of ingnition during and immediately after use.
To read the patient information leaflet for this product click here https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1517.pdf
When using Isotrexin (Erythromycin 2% & Isotretinoin 0.05%) Gel 30g you should follow the instructions given to you by your doctor and read the patient information leaflet before use. For external use only.
Isotrex Gel is to be used once or twice a day, it can take 6 to 8 weeks before you see the benefit of Isotrexin.
To apply: Wash your hands, completely remove any make up, wash the area that you will be treating with a mild soap, warm water and gently dry.
Apply a thin layer of gel to the affected skin using your fingertips and smooth in.
Apply to all of the area of your skin which has acne not just each spot. Wash your hands after application.
After it has dried you can use non-greasy make-up.
The active substances are erythromycin 2.0% (2 g per 100 g gel) and isotretinoin 0.05% (0.05 g per 100 g gel). -
The other ingredients are hydroxypropylcellulose, butylated hydroxytoluene and ethanol.
Please read the patient information leaflet provided before using the product.
Like all medicines, Isotrexin Gel can cause side effects although not everybody gets them. If you experience any side effects listed in the patient information leaflet or not listed please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
Isotrexin Gel should not be used if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially other acne treatments.
Isotrexin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight you will need to protect your skin from the sun whilst using Isotrex.
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
• Isotrexin should be stored below 25ºC.
• Do not use Isotrexin after the expiry date which is stated on the tube and carton (after "Exp:"). The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.