How often are psychiatric events related to Accutane?

Although the use of isotretinoin (Accutane) has often been associated with psychiatric adverse events, the suicide rate in people taking acne medications may be lower than in the general population, according to a retrospective analysis. Over the past two decades, nearly 18,000 cases of depression, anxiety and emotional lability related …

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What it is like to be an Accutane success story

Photo: Imaxtree In my last essay, I talked about how continuing on Accutane made me feel like a complete failure. I had spent hours and hours carefully crafting a skincare routine that worked, but then hit a plateau and knew I would never really have clear skin until I was …

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Generic Accutane Zenatane Again Available For Severe Acne

Home ” New ” Generics news Dr. Reddy’s announced the re-launch of Zenatane (isotretinoin capsules) for the treatment of severe recalcitrant lumpy acne unresponsive to conventional treatment (eg, systemic antibiotics). Zenatane, a therapeutic equivalent of Accutane, is only approved for sale under a Special Restricted Distribution Program (iPLEDGE) approved by …

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Everything you need to know about starting Accutane

You’ve tried everything – expensive cleansers, benzoyl peroxide spot treatments, infomercial-approved Proactiv – and you look in the mirror wondering why none of it worked. Your acne has become a nagging problem and your only solace is a dimly lit room. And then your dermatologist recommends Accutane—one of the most …

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