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Can Qoctor provide prescriptions for isotretinoin (acne medication)?
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Qoctor does not offer prescriptions for oral Isotretinoin treatment, as this must be prescribed by a dermatologist. It is very important to see a dermatologist if you have severe acne, particularly if there is evidence of scarring.


However, it is possible to obtain a prescription for many common acne treatments via Qoctor, for mild to moderate acne. These include:


  • oral antibiotics (such as doxycycline). Click here to start.
  • topical treatments (creams and gels). Click here to start.
  • the contraceptive pill (COCP). Click here to start.


Isotretinoin in its oral, capsule form (also known as Roaccutane or Oratane) is not prescribed by GPs - it always requires referral to a dermatologist. If you have moderate to severe acne and wish to see a dermatologist to discuss oral Isotretinoin, Qoctor can assist with a referral letter to a private dermatologist. Click here to find out more about how to get a new referral letter to a dermatologist. If you just need a repeat referral letter to your usual dermatologist, or to a dermatologist you have seen for acne treatment in the past, click here.


Please note, it is possible to get a prescription for topical Isotretinoin (in its gel form) via Qoctor. This may be appropriate for milder acne. If this is what you need, click here to start.


For more information on acne treatments, check out this article from our Qoctor health library.

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