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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 danthaman in fdb.rxlist.com on March 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I took this in my sophomore year in high school since I was suffering with severe acne all over my face, chest and back. Astonishingly, it cleared it all up within the second month. I felt great but g...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By aj5309 in fdb.rxlist.com on September 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

After trying many different topical and oral medications to rid myself of my acne, my dermatologist finally put me on Amnesteem. I wish he had done it a year ago!! The first month he started me on on...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 8, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Amnesteem worked very well for me. At first, my acne got worse and I was doubtful. After a few weeks, my skin really cleared and every morning I wake up and one more blemish is gone and the ones that ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pruritus, Irritability, Skin exfoliation, Chapped lips, Intervertebral disc degeneration

Posted By carrilis in fdb.rxlist.com on February 22, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... chapstick endlessly throughout the day. Stock up! The dryness affected his whole body, so Cetaphil cleanser and face lotion, and St. Ives body lotion kept his skin from the itchiness & peeling. He ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Anger, Anxiety, Irritability, Rash macular, Chapped lips

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on January 18, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Joint pain, cracked lips, skin rashes, irritabilty, anxiety

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Dry skin, Depression, Suicidal behaviour

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 30, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... works. Covered in acne before starting the medicine, it only took 4 months and I am now acne free. But although it worked very well, many of the side affects are awful. Dry skin is bearable, but as an...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache, Dry skin, Acne, Hip fracture, Nasal dryness, Chapped lips

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... whole time but nothing I couldn't treat. I had some hip pain for about a week and at first worried it my continue, but it went away with time and motrin. I had a few headaches that were different than...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Dry mouth

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 14, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... Aquaphor Lip Repair - I constantly put it on). My skin is dry, which is also to be expected. I wear contacts and my eyes do get dry at times, but no drops help. I do notice joint aches at times so ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Back pain

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 3, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... hardly there thanks to Aquaphor. DO NOT PICK at your face. No matter how many people told me not to, I did it anyway and have scars. Also, Cetaphil lotion is a blessing. Back pain started around month...

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