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i·so·tre·ti·noin ( s -tr t n-oin ). n. A synthetic retinoid, C20H28O2, that inhibits sebaceous gland secretion and is used in the treatment of severe forms of acne.

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Isotretinoin - Organization of Teratology Information Specialists
and Pregnancy. This sheet talks about the risks that exposure to isotretinoin can have during pregnancy. Isotretinoin is a man-made form of Vitamin A.
Isotretinoin Capsules USP - iPLEDGE
Mar 19, 2010 lation ratios of isotretinoin ranged from 0.9 to 5.
position statement on isotretinoin - American Academy of Dermatology
The Association is committed to the safe and responsible use of isotretinoin.
Isotretinoin REMS

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Pharmacists need to provide better information to teenagers on risks and
This was shown in The Netherlands with the example of isotretinoin, which is sometimes prescribed for teenage acne.
More research on acne treatments would benefit sufferers: study
of treatments available, including topical treatments such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids and topical antibiotics, and oral treatments such as antibiotics, contraceptives and isotretinoin (the last typically used to treat severe cases of acne).
Powerful Acne Drug Can Be Health Hazard
Isotretinoin, which is sold under the brand names Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem, and formerly sold as Accutane, may seem like a miracle cure. But for some people the health risks may outweigh the potential benefits.
A Brief History of Accutane Side Effects to Accutane Settlements
In 1982, when the FDA approved Accutane (isotretinoin) for the treatment of cystic acne, everyone heralded the new drug as a miracle treatment.
Tackling acne
Treatment with isotretinoin (also known as accutane or roaccutane), is usually for people with moderate to severe acne or for anyone with acne scarring, because of the side effects associated with the medication.

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Isotretinoin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isotretinoin, INN 1] is a medication used for the treatment of a number of cancers and severe skin conditions.
Accutane (Isotretinoin) Drug Information: User Reviews, Drug Side
Learn about the prescription medication Accutane (Isotretinoin), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, reviews and patient labeling.
isotretinoin (Accutane, Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem) - side effects
Isotretinoin (Accutane) Reviews
Isotretinoin (Accutane) Reviews. Show. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.
Isotretinoin: MedlinePlus Drug Information
Features information about dosage, usage, warnings, and side effects.

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