Accutane (Isotretinoin)

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Brand Name : Acutane

Marketing Authorization Holder : Roche

Prescription Required

 
 

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Generic Name : Isotretinoin

Manufactured By : Authorized UK Generic

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Product Details

Acutane

Acutane is called RoAccutane in Europe.

Information About Accutane (Isotretinoin)

Accutane, also known as Isotretinoin, is a powerful medication primarily used to treat severe acne that hasn't responded well to other treatments.

Accutane works by reducing the size and secretion of the sebaceous glands, which helps to reduce acne formation.

Dosage suggest by doctor based on the severity of acne and individual patient response. It is usually taken orally once or twice a day with food.

Product Highlights

  • Accutane is highly effective for severe nodular acne that hasn't responded to other treatments. It can lead to significant improvement and long-term remission in many cases.
  • It works by reducing the size and secretion of the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing skin oil (sebum). This helps to reduce acne formation.
  • Typically taken orally once or twice a day with food, the dosage is tailored to the severity of acne and the individual's response to the medication.
  • Accutane can cause dryness of the skin and mucous membranes, muscle aches, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and potentially serious side effects affecting the liver, eyes, and mental health.

Key Ingredients

  • Beeswax
  • Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA)
  • Edetate disodium
  • Hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Titanium dioxide

Key Benefits

  • Accutane is highly effective in treating severe nodular acne, often leading to significant improvement or complete clearance of acne lesions.
  • Many patients experience long-term remission or even permanent resolution of acne after completing a course of Accutane treatment.
  • It reduces the size and activity of the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for producing skin oil (sebum). This helps to prevent the formation of new acne.
  • In addition to reducing acne, Accutane can improve overall skin texture and appearance, including reducing the visibility of acne scars in some cases.
  • Clearing severe acne can have significant psychological benefits, improving self-esteem and quality of life for many patients.

Direction For Use

Accutane Dosing by Body Weight (Based on Administration with Food)

Body WeightTotal mg/day
KGPound0.5 mg/kg1 mg/kg2 mg/kg
4088204080
501102550100
601323060120
701543570140
801764080160
901984590180
10022050100200

Safety Concern

  • Perhaps the most serious concern is its teratogenicity, meaning it can cause severe birth defects if taken during pregnancy. Female patients of childbearing potential must use two forms of contraception simultaneously before, during, and after treatment to prevent pregnancy.
  • Accutane can cause a range of side effects, including dryness of the skin and mucous membranes (leading to dry lips, dry eyes, and dry nose), muscle aches, increased sensitivity to sunlight, and potentially serious side effects affecting the liver, eyes, and mental health.

Monthly Required iPLEDGE Interactions

 Female Patients of Childbearing PotentialMale Patients, And Female Patients Not of Childbearing Potential
PRESCRIBER  
Confirms patient counselingxx
Enters the 2 contraception methods chosen by the patientx 
Enters pregnancy test resultsx 
PATIENTx 
Answers educational questions before every prescriptionx 
Enters 2 forms of contraceptionx 
PHARMACISTx 
Contacts system to get an authorizationxx

Avoid Taking if:

  • if you are Pregnant or Planning Pregnancy.
  • If you have any Liver Disease.
  • Have High Cholesterol or Lipid Disorders.
  • Have Hypersensitivity.
  • Have any Mental Health Concerns.
  • Concurrent Use of Tetracycline Antibiotics.
  • If medicine is expire.


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