Isotretinoin Does Not Prolong QT Intervals and QT Dispersion in Patients With Severe Acne: A Surprising Finding for a Drug With Numerous Side Effects


Dursun R., Alpaslan M., Caliskan M., Ciftci O., Kulaksizoglu S., Seckin D., ...More

JOURNAL OF DRUGS IN DERMATOLOGY, vol.10, no.7, pp.710-714, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/09546634.2011.608782
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF DRUGS IN DERMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.710-714

Abstract

Background: Isotretinoin is a widely prescribed drug for the treatment of severe acne. Several adverse cardiac effects due to isotretinoin have been previously reported. However, no data exist on the effects of isotretinoin therapy on QT intervals.