Accutane Product Description
Accutane is an anti-acne agent that has anti-inflammatory effect on the outer, middle and inner skin layers. This drug is used to treat severe forms of acne, including recalcitrant, inflammatory and cystic (nodular or conglobate).
Accutane should be used, when the size of the inflammatory lesions is equal to or greater than 5 mm. The first, and mostly, the only treatment of severe acne with Accutane:
- Suppresses, but does not stop the functioning of sebaceous glands;
- Reduces the quantity and improves the chemical composition of excreted skin fat;
- Totally or almost completely eliminates the signs of hemorrhagic or suppurative skin lesions.
The average recommended duration of treatment with Accutane pills is 4.4 months. Oral doses administration (usually up to 1 mg/kg per day) should be evenly distributed throughout the day and the entire treatment course of skin diseases. The drug must be taken about every 12 hours.
If the patient misses the pill intake, he or she may take the missed pill, if there are 6 hours or more until next dose. If more than 6 hours passed after the scheduled intake, it should be skipped, and the patient should proceed with the recommended Accutane schedule.
Selection of the optimal dosage and the intake of the anti-acne agent Accutane at the same time can reduce treatment duration to 14-15 weeks. If prolonged remission was not achieved, the patients are prescribed with an additional treatment with the same Accutane doses (2 months after the treatment completion).
Accutane capsules should be kept in their original package, protected from excessive light, heat and moisture at room temperature of up to 30°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Accutane Safety Information
Pregnancy is an absolute contraindication to Accutane. The standard of care for initiating the anti-acne therapy with Accutane provides for a warning to all female patients that they should not be pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Women are recommended using more than one form of reliable pregnancy prevention. Regular medical examination and strict compliance with the recommended dosing schedule is necessary for people with impaired brain function, high blood sugar, excessive weight or obesity, and alcohol addiction.
Information about the skin diseases treatment, presented in the review on Accutane, is published only for informational purposes. This information should not be considered in lieu of professional advice of a dermatologist or other licensed medical practitioner. The online pharmacy disclaims responsibility for any consequences, related to any use or non-use of the materials on the acne treatment, contained in this Accutane review.
Accutane Side Effects
The drug Accutane is a form of vitamin A. Therefore, its adverse effects are usually reversible upon the treatment discontinuation. Most of possible Accutane adverse effects are dermatological, and represented through dryness in: skin, mucous membranes, lips, nasal passage, eyes.
In some patients, Accutane causes joint pain that can occur even after they stop taking this drug. The adverse effects, found during the laboratory studies, include: abnormalities of cholesterol and elevation of fasting blood sugar. Any changes in the body, caused by Accutane, pose no significant health risk. The adverse effects require dose reduction or discontinuation of acne treatment with Accutane only in rare cases.