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.
(Isotretinoin) is a prescription drug used for the prevention of the most severe forms of acne. This medication is a derivative of Vitamin A and it works to prevent the blockage of oil glands.
Potent drug used to treat the most severe cases of acne. It has been know in some cases to cause serious side effects such as birth defects and depression.
Powerful drug (Isotetinoin) used for the prevention of severe acne.
a brand of Isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is an alternative to oral antibiotics that is sometimes effective for severe outbreaks of papules and pustules.
A brand of prescription medicine used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments such as antibiotics. Accutane® can cause serious side effects, including birth defects and mental disorders.
A prescription-only drug taken orally used for managing acne and derived from vitamin A. It stops the oil production in the sebaceous glands and shrinks these glands down. This prevents sebum (oil) from clogging the hair follicle, mixing with dead skin cells, and rupturing the follicle wall to create an environment where a bacterium (Propionibacterium acnes) can thrive, which can result in pimples or cysts. Normal oil production resumes when treatment is completed, and the sebaceous glands slowly begin to grow larger again, but rarely as large as they were before treatment.
a synthetic derivative of vitamin A.