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Related to Accutane: isotretinoin, Roaccutane


A trademark for the drug isotretinoin.
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Dental bleaches, toothpastes or mouthwashes containing bleaches such as retinoid accutane are known to cause birth defects and therefore must be avoided by pregnant women.
I'm actually pretty interested in skin care because I had bad hormonal acne when I was 17, and they put me on Accutane for it," she revealed.
She further stated that later on she was worried that her prescribed Accutane acne medication would harm her fetus but she just wasn't ready to have a child.
Zenatane, a therapeutically equivalent generic version of Accutane, is used in the treatment of acne.
The Peel is not recommended for individuals with eczema, sunburn, active herpes simplex, rosacea, asthma, pregnancy, lupus or recent use of Accutane.
Roaccutane - marketed as Accutane in other parts of the world - is so strong it can only be issued to patients after they have been referred to a dermatology consultant.
Co-researcher Dr Jenny Kim, director of the UCLA Clinic for Acne, Rosacea and Aesthetics, said: "Antibiotics such as tetracycline are so widely used that many acne strains have developed resistance, and drugs like Accutane, while effective, can produce risky side effects, limiting their use.
We're losing Accutane [isotretinoin] because of medicolegal issues and we need to come up with an alternative.
Some medications prescribed for treating acne, such as Accutane, antibiotics, or oral contraceptives can have serious side effects.
Isotretinoin is marketed under the names Roaccutane, Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Clarus or Decutan and has been used to treat severe acne since the 1980s.
Accutane has many serious side effects with the most serious being teratogenic (causing fetal birth defects), miscarriages and premature births.
Teva credited its North American results to sales of a generic version of the Parkinson's disease drug Mirapex that was launched during the quarter, along with strong sales of its versions of Adderall XR for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, the child asthma medication Pulmicort, Accutane for acne, and the colon cancer drug Eloxatin.