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Ingredients: Isotretinoin
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Isotretinoin (INN) (etymology and pronunciation), also known as 13-cis retinoic acid and first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is an oral pharmaceutical drug primarily used to treat severe nodular acne. Rarely, 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, tretinoin, is also an acne drug.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Kelly in fdb.rxlist.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

My only complaint is that if you are a girl, it's a huge pain to take. You have to prove you are not pregnant and have to take monthly blood tests. It's the program I hate. But the drug? LOVE IT!!!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flatulence, Ageusia, Arthralgia, Back pain, Headache, Pain, Dry skin, Pallor, Myalgia, Hypoaesthesia, Blindness, Tinnitus, Alopecia, Deafness, Abdominal distension, Acne, Diarrhoea, Dry eye, Dry mouth, Hair texture abnormal, Paraesthesia, Photosensitivity reaction, Premature menopause, Somnolence, Onychoclasis, Chemotherapy, Skin sensitisation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... experienced back pain, ankle pain, dry lips, poor night vision, skin sensitivity to sunlight, and muscle pain in forearms. One month after course ended, experienced bloating, gas, diarrhea, dry eyes, ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Depression, Dry mouth, Scar

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 30, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Yes I have clear skin now, with the occasional spot. But I have fell into a deep depression, I feel lost in so many ways I was never a down or deppessed person on the first place even w...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hyperhidrosis, Skin disorder

Posted By jhon in fdb.rxlist.com on June 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Dont use it. I have thin fragile skin on forehead and looks like i have hundred pimples when i sweat. I hope dont have to eear a hat for the rest of my life.dont give to your child for god sake.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain, Dry skin, Thirst, Dry mouth, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

... was a godsend (and cheap!) and so was Dr. Dans Cortibalm (order online). The Cortibalm helped when my lips would swell, Aquaphor kept them from drying out the longest. Back pain, noticed this when dos...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Dry mouth, Mood altered

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Very dry lips, dry skin. No negative mood changes, if anything it improved my mood. This drug made me feel amazing when I was on it. I called it my "beauty pill" gave me such ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on May 10, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Personally i loved it. My acne disappeared completely in the third month and i never experienced any side effects like sore joints and muscles even though i was lifting or playing sports every day. Th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry mouth

Posted By accutanelover in fdb.rxlist.com on April 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Taking accutane has been one of the best decisions of my life. Six months of dry lips was so worth it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Myalgia, Sinusitis, Epistaxis, Back disorder, Dry mouth

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Dry lips, eyes, skin in general. Existing lower back problem more intense. General muscle pains especially in the ankles. Nose bleeds. Probably a lot more which I have gotten used to in...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Erythema, Nausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth, Skin exfoliation

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on April 8, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: I've had some of the normal stuff , peeling , redness, lips peeling . Dry mouth ...and I've had severe nausea . Like feeling like I'm gunna throw up ... And it lasts all day long

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