Anti-Depressants
  • Wellbutrin SR
    $0.99
    Wellbutrin SR is an antidepressant from aminoketone class prescribed to relieve major depression.
  • Celexa
    $0.62
    Citalopram is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, balances levels of serotonin in the ...
  • Paxil
    $0.63
    Paxil is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor for treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive ...
  • Lexapro
    $0.57
    Lexapro is an antidepressant to treat acute and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder.
  • Seroquel
    $0.70
    Seroquel is an oral antipsychotic drug to treat major depressive disorder, schizophrenia and ...
  • Abilify
    $1.02
    Abilify is an antipsychotic drug to relieve symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Effexor Xr
    $0.92
    Effexor Xr is an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. ...
  • Zyprexa
    $0.42
    Zyprexa is an atypical antipsychotic drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Desyrel
    $0.50
    Desyrel restores imbalance of chemicals in the brain leading to depression. It is an antidepressant.
  • Wellbutrin
    $1.25
    Wellbutrin is an antidepressant from aminoketone class prescribed to relieve major depression.
  • Endep
    $0.41
    Endep is a tricyclic antidepressants for treatment of major depression, nocturnal enuresis, ...
  • Sinequan
    $0.53
    Sinequan is antidepressant used to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety caused by alcoholism, ...
  • Cymbalta
    $0.95
    Cymbalta heals depression, relieves peripheral neuropathic pains associated with diabetes.
  • Elavil
    $0.43
    Elavil is a tricyclic antidepressant to treat panic attacks, depression, and ongoing pain. ...
  • Tofranil
    $0.46
    Tofranil is a tricyclic antidepressant to treat bed-wetting or attention deficit disorder in ...
  • Eskalith
    $0.65
    Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of manic depression.
  • Remeron
    $0.89
    Mirtazapine is a tetracyclic antidepressant used to heal depression and posttraumatic stress ...
  • Geodon
    $0.80
    Geodon is an atypical antipsychotic used in treatment of schizophrenia and the manic symptoms ...
  • Asendin
    $1.39
    This medication is a tricyclic antidepressant and is used to treat depression.
  • Bupron SR
    $1.17
    Bupron SR is an antidepressant used to treat depression and help people stop smoking.
  • Effexor
    $0.74
    Effexor is an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder. ...
  • Luvox
    $0.98
    Luvox is is an antidepressant for treatment of major depression associated with mood disorders.
  • Nortriptyline
    $0.51
    Nortriptyline is a medication used to treat depression.
  • Pamelor
    $0.54
    Nortriptyline is a drug for major depression and childhood nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting).
  • Paxil Cr
    $1.73
    Paxil Cr is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor for treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive ...
  • Risnia
    $0.73
    Risnia is an atypical antipsychotic to treat schizophrenia, manic phase of bipolar disorder, ...
  • Risperdal
    $0.28
    Risperdal is a a psychotropic agent used to heal schizophrenia, bipolar mania, irritability ...
  • Venlor
    $0.89
    Venlor a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, is prescribed to treat depression, anxiety ...

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.