|Synonims: Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Isotrin, Sotret|
Accutane is a retinoid and is used to treat severe acne in patients who do not respond to other medicines. It can also be used for other conditions as determined by your physician.
Accutane comes in capsules taken with a full glass of clear water and with a meal. Don't break, crush, chew, or suck on the capsule before swallowing. For best results, you should take this pill regularly.
Accutane may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to this pill. Take a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for prolonged time. Certain birth control pills (progestin-only pills, "mini pills") that don't contain estrogen may not be as effective while you are taking Accutane. Worsening of acne can occur during the first part of therapy. This doesn`t suggest failure or a need to stop the medicine.