Accutane

Accutane

Accutane is a medicine used to treat cystic acne, and is used in some chemotherapy. It is related to Vitamin A.

About Accutane

Isotretinoin, INN, first marketed as Accutane by Hoffmann-La Roche, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne. It is also a chemotherapy treatment used in brain, pancreatic and other cancers. It is used to treat harlequin-type ichthyosis, a usually lethal skin disease, and lamellar ichthyosis. Its effects are systemic and nonselective. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A, and is found in small quantities naturally in the body.

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