Active Ingredient(s): Isotretinoin
FDA Approved: * May 25, 2012
Pharm Company: * CIPHER PHARMS INC
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".

Absorica Overview

Isotretinoin, also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid and sold under the brand name Accutane among others, is a medication primarily used to treat severe acne. 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 is found in small quantities naturally in the body. Its isomer, tre...

Read more Absorica Details
Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotretinoin

Recent Absorica Forums: RSS Feed

Concerned Parent

I am currently debating whether or not to have my son start taking this drug. He is an athlete Basketball, football and baseball and I heard there is a lot of joint pain with this medication. He is 15 and I do not want to feel that giving the Dermatologist permission to prescribe this pill will later in life ruin his athletic potential. I have read the "possible side effects" however we have tried several things and this would be our last resort. I feel that my son is self conscience last year he did not want to swim, the acne is starting to scar his back, shoulders, and face. What else can I possibly do except allow him to try absorica? I'm just so concerned about the side effects. What are really the percentages of side effects in people? i.e. joint pain, depression, etc. ...

Absorica/Accutane - Side effects 7 Months Post-Med

Hi – I took Absorica (Accutane/Isotretinoin) for 5 Mos @ 80mg Feb - Aug. 2013. Currently at 6 months post-med (Feb. 2014) and still detoxing – Redness, inflammations, facial eczema. To describe it, it almost appears the drug is slowly burning/flushing out of my skin. All areas – chin, upper lips, cheeks, forehead, hairline. Is this normal for being 6 months post-med? Does anyone still have these effects this long after the last dose? Heart goes out to those experiencing side effects – Experienced reactions to everything from glucose/fruit acids/potato-starches/fish oil supplements/vitamins/etc. Best, ## Hello, Jake! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Have you consulted a dermatologist? It would be odd to have such side eff...

Absorica treatment

One Dr. advised me against it, his treatments made my face worse then referred me to another dermatologist that recommends absorica. To be honest I don't want to get on it. ## From what I could gather, Absorica contains the same active ingredient as Accutane (Isotretinoin). And I can say from personal experience that it's probably not even worth using as a last resort option if you're any bit concerned about it's potential side effects. The most common symptoms I experienced were severely chapped lips and dehydration more often than not. The chapped lips alone never seemed to heal during treatment because they were always so dry. Needless to say, I felt like I was eating a block of chap stick every other day lol. Outside of that, I personally didn't end up experienci...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Capsule: 10mg, 16mg, 20mg, 24mg, 25mg, 28mg, 30mg, 32mg, 35mg, 40mg, 8mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Absorica: (6 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 10631-115 Absorica 10 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.
  • 10631-116 Absorica 20 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.
  • 10631-117 Absorica 30 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.
  • 10631-118 Absorica 40 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.
  • 10631-133 Absorica 25 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.
  • 10631-134 Absorica 35 mg Oral Capsule by Ranbaxy Laboratories Inc.

Other drugs which contain Isotretinoin or a similar ingredient: (8 results)