Getting prescribed accurate for acne. Any suggestions?
Doctor Answers 3
Isotretinoin and Prescibing
Accutane is an oral form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. Accutane is used to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Because it can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects, many doctors are hesistant to use it. Never use Accutane if you are pregnant or planning pregnancy. Women of child-bearing potential must agree in writing to use two specific forms of birth control and have regular pregnancy tests before, during, and after taking isotretinoin. Since their has been some links to depression, crohns disease, liver disease and other rare effects, many lawsuits have arisen in the USA which is another reason it is very difficult to give. Accutane is available only under a special program called iPLEDGE in the USA. Overall, in the right hands, it is a good medication and if used properly, it wll clear acne for life in 90-95% of cases. In your case, you will have to find a dermatologist who has experience with accutane and willing to precribe it for you.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.