Accutane

Active Ingredient(s): Isotretinoin
FDA Approved: * May 7, 1982
Pharm Company: * HLR
Category: Skin Care

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Accutane Overview

Isotretinoin (INN) (etymology and pronunciation), also known as 13-cis retinoic acid and first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is an oral pharmaceutical drug primarily used to treat severe nodular acne. Rarely, it is also used to prevent certain skin cancers (squamous-cell carcinoma), and in the treatment of other cancers. It is used to treat harlequin-type ichthyosis, a usually lethal skin disease, and lamellar ichthyosis. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A, and ...

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Accutane and Infertility
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I took accutane almost 14 years ago as a teenager. I am now a 32 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with infertility that they believe is linked to autoimmune issues. I truly believe that accutane is the cause of this; from the research that I have done it seems that accutane has been linked to other thyroid-related diseases, but that they have not yet been able to prove a link between accutane and infertility. There are, however, actually more people like me out there than I originally thought. Being diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction has been a horrific, horrific blow. And while there was plenty of information about accutane and birth defects, no one ever mentioned a possibility of future infertility. I was a teenager! This is a tragedy and I believe something should be done a...
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New to Accutane
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Hi, I'm a 38 year old female who just started taking 20mg of accutane 3 days ago. I have very persistent, moderate back acne. I have a few questions that I forgot to ask my dermatologist: what is the best lotion/moisturizer that I should use when I start having dry skin? What kind of soap should i use, as i use dial right now? Also, I have read that aquafor is a life/lip saver...is this Otc or prescription? And a question for the ladies: did you use liquid foundation while your skin was dry and flakey? If so, what kind did you use? I am just trying to prepare myself for the upcoming months. I am scared (bc of all of the horror stories I've read) but also very hopeful for the end result of CLEAR skin! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! ## I took two courses of ...
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accutane long term side effects
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I have a son that took accutane 60 mg a day for six months in a row three years ago. Now after many trips to doctors over strange medical problems, it seems accuatne is the culprit medication that has caused servere joint and muscle pain, severe dry lips, redness in face, eye infections of own immune system attacking itself, systems of osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both wrist and right hand, blood in stool, possible hair loss, abnormal liver function test results in AST and ALT. My son went from being a high school football and track athlete while taking this medication three years ago to someone that is in constant pain just washing a car. After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...
Updated 14 days ago.
 
Accutane Effects After 20 Plus Years...Destruction!
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I Took Accutane ore than 20 years ago...for moderate Acne..... I Experienced the so called Usual Side effects...Dry Lips chapped lips and joint pain..along with severely irritated Stomach...(Sudden allergy to Diary)and other Problems I was ASSURED would subside...as soon as i stopped taking the ACCUTANE... Well....Lets just say....The effects do gradually subside....and the Acne is better..... Something else I discovered is.....Slowly....The Joint pain returns...only much more severely...the Stomach problems get worse...and eventually your stomach might even begin to bleed...and feel as though it was burned by acid..... Then..Maybe you will need an x ray...for some small accident..you May have suffered...At the Young age of 24....possibly on accout of a Dizzy Spell....(Associated?...)Ma...
Updated 28 days ago.
 
Accutane Miracle
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I took accutane at 12-13 years old.. I am currently 16 years old with NO side effects and NO reason to hate accutane. This drug saved my life. As a teenage/preteen girl, I went to the pool with my friends and never took my shirt off because I was scared to show my acne covered skin. Now I am confident with my body. I was on accutane for 6 months straight with cystic acne all over my face, back, and chest. Do not listen to the ones blaming accutane for all of your medical issues. People just DEVELOP medical issues. Part of being human beings. This was a miracle drug. Go for it if your acne is bad. You won't regret it. I couldn't say enough great things about it. ## Hello, Hannah! How are you? I'm very glad that this medication worked so well for you. However no, people don...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Accutane Isotretinoin
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Hi everyone, I am Stuart Kneen, I have a cousin who is 21 this year. Nice to meet all of you. But can I ask you guys a question? she has just started taking Accutane (Isotretinoin) for about 5 days now. But is it normal to have a breakout once you take the Accutane? she had a bad breakout once she started taking the medicine. Full of pustules.. Will it go away? ## This is such a dangerous drug , the side effects last for years afterwards . I would stop now , hindsight is a wonderful gift to be able to give someone . Depression and anxiety stuffs up your life much more than acne ever would , trust me , I know . Please advise her to come off this awful drug !
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Accutane and seizures
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I took roaccutane in 1996 and again in 1997. Each time was for around 6 months. I had a 6 minute tonic clonic seizure in August 2011 and another one in January 2012. I'm wondering whether this is related, although it is a big gap. Has anyone else developed seizures 15 years or so after finishing roaccutane? ## YES....I Hate to Even Admit it..But..I have had several Seizures....Some lasting 15 minutes...It is Like being trapped inside a body that will not work..or even perform the simplest tasks....I could see...and realize..I was drueling...but my right arm was contorted..and my left arm was basically rigid....I believe it is About time..We all find a way to form a network...of people...that can compare notes.....More aptly...than on here..Please contact Me. ## I can't say wheth...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Accutane Lawyer
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OK Everyone, I found the letter that was sent to me from a LAWYER the same week my son died from complications of a bone marrow transplant do to idiopathic Aplastic Anemia. I always, always thought that ACCUTANE was the cause for him coming down with this rare blood disorder but was told it would be hard to prove by the doctors and as you can imagine I was too upset to follow thru, I wish I did! This is a generic letter and actually called Attorney Advertisement. I do not know if they are even still in business. MIKAL C. WATTS ATTORNEY AT LAW 2506 N. PORT AVE. CORPUS CHRISTI, TX 78401 1-877-220-0012 Good luck all and be careful with your information until you know this is legit.
Updated 2 months ago.
 
accutane/pancreatitis
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My son was hospitalized a few years ago for acute pancreatitis. At the time, he was taking Accutane and drinking (social). He is now back on Accutane and promised he will not be drinking for 6 months. Is he in danger of getting pancreatitis again? ## I have been diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis, ibs and chronic abdominal pain! I took accutane when i was a kid! I took accutane for a year!! There is no history of this in my family! The doctors say i have crones disease and ulcer lites! So i do not know what to do any more can any 1 help? ## It is listed as a rare side effect of the drug, however, it appears yours did not manifest when you were taking it, so it may be totally unrelated. The only thing I can suggest is consulting your doctor. ## Then what could have caused it? Becuse the...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
New Side Effects After Accutane Treatment?
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Hi. I finished my 6 month Accutane treatment a month ago and have been feeling very weird since then. I have a lack of energy, loss of appetite, and get full after only 2-4 bites of a meal. My first period since I finished accutane was awful. I'm usually very light and don't have any major cramps but this month, it was horrendous. Could these symptoms be my body trying to get used to being off of the medicine? I haven't read anywhere about side effects after your treatment but, I haven't been doing anything different in my lifestyle. Thanks so much! ## Hello, Lindsey! How are you? I'm sorry about how you're feeling. After finishing your course of treatment with it, it would actually be withdrawal effects and yes, it is completely possible to experience them, beca...
Updated 5 months ago.
 

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Isotretinoin
  • Capsule: 10mg, 20mg, 25mg, 30mg, 35mg, 40mg
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