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
Patients are most commonly prescribed isotretinoin to treat acne, acne or pimples, lyme disease, and skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness.
Patients taking isotretinoin most commonly experience side effects like skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness, itching of skin, and itching of unknown cause.