Accutane - For Acne Treatment
isotretinoin (oral)(eye so TREH tih noyn)
Accutane, a chemical cousin of vitamin A, is prescribed for the treatment of severe. Isotretinoin (trade name: Accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of isotretinoin treatment usually leads to clearing of acne for one year or more after the medicine is stopped. Most other acne-controlling medicines are antibacterial agents, which are effective only if the medicine is used daily.
Uses of Accutane
Side Effects of Accutane
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Accuretic.More common side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Accutane:
Drug Interaction :-While taking Accutane, do not take vitamin supplements containing vitamin A. Accutane and vitamin A are chemically related; taking them together is like taking an overdose of vitamin A. Remember, too, that Accutane should not be combined with tetracycline antibiotics such as:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Accutane, seek medical attention immediately.
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