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In Topic: Help, Tretinoin No More!

22 August 2013 - 05:29 PM

I got a prescription for: isotrex -  30g isotretinoin gel 0.05% gel delivered to pharmacy 10/07/13 -  they ordered it in and it took several days - usually its 1 day so perhaps they had trouble getting it too?

In Topic: Help, Tretinoin No More!

13 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Thankyou so much for the info on isotrex, much more informative than the doctor!

I've requested it on prescription - here's hoping.


And well - I can't remember that far back to my Chemistry lessons ......

"As the name suggests, isotretinoin is an isomer of tretinoin. The only structural difference between the two molecules lies in the spatial arrangement of the atoms around one carbon-carbon double bond."

In Topic: Help, Tretinoin No More!

18 December 2012 - 03:37 PM

I am going to request the Aknemycin - although I would prefer just plain retin-a without the antibiotics. I don't get on with erythromycin as an oral antibiotic which is why they probably gave me the Duac - but I'm desperate in case things get worse - and i'm not going to be swallowing it!

In Topic: Help, Tretinoin No More!

06 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

Thank you for information - I still can't get the Retin-A - they told me at the doctors that perhaps some chemists had stock left - they phoned a few but no joy. They also said they have had quite a few of us in that week unhappy that there doesn;t seem to be anything similar, but I'm going to keep a lookout in case something else comes on the market.

I would be interested to see if the aknemycin is any good - but its a bit ridiculous us having to resort to antibiotics due to lack of choice when don't necessarily need to. I haven't dared try the Duac yet .....

In Topic: Help, Tretinoin No More!

09 November 2012 - 08:32 PM

looking online it seems that Aknemycin might be available in the UK - its an erythromycin/tretinoin combination, has anyone had a recent prescription for this?