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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to change brands during isotretinoin treatment?both will have the same active ingredient i.e, isotretinoin, but will there be any sideeffect?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: As long as the concentration of the isotretinoin is the same, there should not be any side effect to switching the brand.
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Probably: As long as the concentration and formulation (cream, gel, ointment) are the same, they are likely interchangeable.
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Last updated Nov 16, 2014

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