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Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Also known as Accutane, Isotrex, Amnesteem, Sotret, and Claravis

Isotretinoin, INN, , first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne. It is also a chemotherapy treatment used in brain, pancreatic and other cancers. It is used to treat harlequin-type ichthyosis, a usually lethal skin disease, and lamellar ichthyosis. Its effects are systemic and nonselective. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A, and is found in small quantities naturally in the body.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $414.63 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed isotretinoin to treat acne, acne or pimples, lyme disease, and skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take isotretinoin if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking isotretinoin most commonly experience side effects like skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, itching of skin, and itching of unknown cause.

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