Epuris (Isotretinoin)

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    Epuris is a prescription medication for acne treatment and formulated for nodular acne treatment and treating inflammatory acne. It is a Vitamin A derivative and acne retinoid that inhibits sebaceous glands in the skin so they produce less sebum and so less of it is available to clog pores. Excess sebum also creates an environment where the bacteria that causes acne is more likely to thrive. Limiting that is also a part of how Epuris is effective for acne treatment. Treating recalcitrant acne or acne conglobate may also be prescription cases for this medication. Isotretinoin users should understand that acne may initially become worse before improvements are seen.

    You can buy isotretinoin for acne with a prescription, and your best price on it will be when you order medication online from Canada Pharmacy.


    The usual starting daily dose is 0.5 mg per kilogram of body weight taken daily for the first 2 to 4-week period. Dosage may then be adjusted based on body weight, severity of acne, and your response to the medication. Epuris should be taken as a single dose, or your doctor may advise you to divide it into 2 doses taken during the day.

    Isotretinoin should be taken with food.


    The active ingredient in Epuris is Isotretinoin.


    Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver problems, high blood cholesterol, excessively high Vitamin A levels, or you are taking tetracycline antibiotics before starting on Epuris.

    Isotretinoin should not be used by women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, due to the risk of serious birth defects. A woman should not use Isotretinoin in any form unless approved by a doctor and she uses effective birth control without any interruption for one month before, during, and for one month following her last dose of isotretinoin.

    Isotretinoin increases skin sun sensitivity and using sun protection and / or shading over your face while taking this medication is recommended if you will have prolonged time in the sun with exposed facial skin or elsewhere on your body where acne is being treated.

    Medication may cause decreased night vision, dry eyes, digestive system irritation, or increased blood lipids (cholesterol).

    In the event you miss a dose, do not take a make-up dose of the medication. Resume taking the medication the next day at the same time. Missing consecutive daily doses of isotretinoin with any frequency will mean the medication is much less effective for acne reduction.

    Medication should be stored at room temperature and out of reach of children.


    Isotretinoin interactions between Epuris and other Rx or OTC medications are a possibility, including acitretin / carbamazepine / vitamin A / phenytoin / porfimer / progestin-only birth control pills / St. John's wort / tetracycline antibiotics like doxycycline, minocycline, tetracycline / tigecycline / tretinoin. Tell your doctor of all medications you are currently taking before receiving a prescription and proceeding to buy isotretinoin for acne.

    Side Effects

    Isotretinoin side effects are possible and some users may have dry eyes, dry or itchy skin, dry mouth or nose, flaking skin, increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight, nosebleeds, peeling of skin on palms of hands or soles of feet, stomach upset, thinning of hair, or unusual tiredness. If Isotretinoin side effects are seen you may want to discontinue use and talk to your doctor again regarding nodular acne treatment medication options.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 13723

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