Definitions for "Accutane"
A Vitamin A-related compound that inhibits sebaceous gland function and reformation of the outermost layer of skin. It is used in the treatment of severe acne that is unresponsive to antibiotics. Major cosmetic procedures performed on the skin surface should be NOT be undertaken within 12 to 18 months of the last dose of Accutane. Delayed healing and scarring coule result.
an acne medication that inhibits oil production; side effects include hair loss, headaches, liver problems, extreme dryness of the skin and eyes, and birth defects.
drug used to treat acne; it decreases the amount of oil produced by the skin's sebaceous (oil) glands.