Accutane has never been banned in the U.S. Like many drugs, Accutane is now only sold in the generic names like Sotret, Claravis, etc. and no longer under the namebrand of Accutane. The medication is Isotretinoin. It is only distributed through a Federal government program known as IPledge though, so you must see your prescribing physician monthly in order to be in this program and get your medication.
Was Accutane Banned in the US or Pulled from the Market?
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Accutane in the US
The brand Accutane has been replaced by numerous generic counterparts. All the generics are essentially the same as the brand. They are less expensive.
Accutane is not banned only now a generic
Accutane is not banned in US and still remains the most effective medication for severe cases of acne. The brand name Accutane by Roche has gone and now only generic equivalents are used.
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