Discontinued April 2017

Isotrex gel

Isotrex gel (isotretinoin 0.05%) topical applied to acne affected areas once or twice daily.

How to buy online

  1. Read medical information about acne treatment
  2. Answer medical questions to check for eligibility
  3. Reviewed by doctors - posted from UK pharmacy

Prices

Acne treatmentQuantityCost
Isotrex gel (isotretinoin 0.05%)30 grams£14.80
Isotrex gel (isotretinoin 0.05%)60 grams (2 x 30 grams)£26.00
Isotrex gel (isotretinoin 0.05%)90 grams (3 x 30 grams)£36.00

Prescription issued online - small prescription fee per order.

Delivery charges

UK delivery only: £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-3 working days with tracking).

Parcel forwarding services are not permitted. Use only UK home or work delivery address.

Returns and refunds - unwanted items can be returned within 14 working days for a full refund.

Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£2.00
up to £40£3.00
over £40£4.00

About Isotrex

Isotrex Gel is a prescription only topical acne treatment, which is applied to acne affected areas once or twice daily. The active ingredient of Isotrex is isotretinoin, which is a type of retinoid and is similar to vitamin A.

Isotrex is particularly useful for unblocking pores and clearing whiteheads and blackheads. It also reduces inflammation and pustule formation (infected spots).

Isotrex is a topical preparation applied to acne affected areas. It should not be ingested, and if in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth, should be washed off straightaway.

How to use

Apply a thin layer over acne affected areas once or twice daily. Continuous use for up to 8 weeks may be required before improvement takes place. Continue treatment long-term without stopping, although after 6 months, if acne has resolved, treatment can be stopped and restarted later, if required.

Wash hands after use.

Side effects and cautions

Isotrex often (in more than 1 in 10) produces reddening and slight irritation and inflammation of the skin. This occurs particularly in the first weeks of treatment, during which time reduced frequency of applications may be necessary. Inflammation tends to be more severe in sensitive areas of skin, such as the neck, and is made worse by over frequent applications, which do not improve effectiveness.

Isotrex should not be applied to inflamed, open, or infected areas, or in areas affected by eczema. Isotrex can make skin sun sensitive. Sun bathing and sun beds should be avoided and UV screening is advisable.

Pregnant women, and those of child bearing age at risk of pregnancy, and breast-feeding women should not use Isotrex. Effective contraception should be used where needed. Not for use in children before puberty.

In rare cases skin may be lightened or darkened by Isotrex use.

Use with other treatments

Other topical acne treatments should be applied at different times of the day. This will reduce the potential for inflammation. Not for use with Differin (adapalene), as this is another retinoid and therefore should not be used at the same time. Benzoyl peroxide, a non-prescription acne treatment, may reduce the effectiveness of Isotrex.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflet' supplied with the gel must be read before use.

Isotrex Gel Patient Leaflet


Authored 19 November 2015
by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB

Reviewed 18 November 2016 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB

Last updated 20 September 2018


The order process

Answer short medical questionnaire

Choose treatment, register, and pay

Doctor issues prescription online

Medicine posted direct from pharmacy


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