General health
  • Strattera
    $0.67
    Strattera is prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Revia
    $5.06
    Revia is used to prevent addiction of certain drugs.
  • Antabuse
    $0.56
    Antabuse is prescribed to heal chronic alcoholism. It works by interfering metabolism of alcohol.
  • Stromectol
    $2.75
    Stromectol is an anthelmintic, is used for treating infections caused by certain parasites
  • Albenza
    $1.06
    Albenza is used to treat tapeworm infections, it works changing ability of the worm to absorb ...
  • Aricept
    $0.62
    Aricept treats dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease via preventing the breakdown of acetylcholine, ...
  • Vermox
    $0.47
    It is used in treatment of infections caused by pinworm, whipworm, hookworm and roundworm. ...
  • Eldepryl
    $0.65
    Eldepryl is prescribed to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, it works by preventing the ...
  • Diamox
    $0.49
    Diamox helps to prevent and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, tiredness, ...
  • Trileptal
    $0.50
    Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant used to control certain types of seizures. It is also used ...
  • Phoslo
    $2.22
    Phoslo is a mineral. It is used to treat kindny failure in late stage. It works reducing phosphate ...
  • Sinemet
    $0.68
    Sinemet is formulated from two medications: carbidopa and levodopa. It is used relieve symptoms ...
  • Dilantin
    $0.63
    Dilantin is anti-seizure medication used to treat epilepsy.
  • Terramycin
    $0.52
    Terramycin is used to treat infections caused by bacteria.
  • Sinemet Cr
    $0.79
    Sinemet is formulated from two medications: carbidopa and levodopa. It is used relieve symptoms ...
  • Oxytrol
    $0.92
    Oxytrol treats symptoms of overactive bladder via reduction of muscle spasms of the bladder ...
  • Reminyl
    $1.78
    Reminyl is used to treat dementia caused by Alzheimer'r disease.
  • Etodolac
    $0.83
    Etodolac is used to treat pain or inflammation caused by arthritis or osteoarthritis.
  • Arava
    $1.27
    Arava is an antirheumatic drug which slows the progression of joint damage caused by rheumatoid ...
  • Differin
    $17.30
    Differin helps to clear the acne and helps to keep new acne from starting.
  • Ditropan
    $0.49
    Ditropan is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, such as incontinence, frequent or ...
  • Tetracycline
    $0.61
    Tetracycline is used to treat infections caused by certain bacteria.
  • Artane
    $0.66
    Artrane is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
  • Levothroid
    $0.56
    Levothroid acts like a thyroid gland hormone and is used to treat hypothyroidism and obesity.
  • Actigall
    $2.45
    Actigall is used to treat small gallstones, to prevent gallstones, to treat primary biliary ...
  • Alfacip
    $1.60
    Alfacip is used to treat osteoporosis and conditions with impairments of calcium metabolism ...
  • Azulfidine
    $0.81
    Azufline is a salicylate used to treat ulcerative colitis
  • Betapace
    $0.75
    Betapace is a beta-blocker used to improve symptoms of arrhythmia, it affects heart and blood ...
  • Calcium Carbonate
    $2.06
    Calcium is used to prevent and treat calcium deficiencies.
  • Cycrin
    $0.63
    Cycrin is used in treatment of irregular or absent menstrual periods, or abnormal uterine bleeding.
  • Danocrine
    $1.08
    The medicine is used to treat endometriosis and fibrocystic breast disease.
  • Dapsone
    $249.00
    Dapsone is used alone or co-administered with other drugs to treat leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis ...
  • Depakote
    $0.52
    Depakote is used to heal seizure disorders, convulsions, to prevent migraine and treat acute ...
  • Detrol
    $1.44
    Detrol is prescribed for treatment of spasms of the bladder muscles, overactive bladder characterized ...
  • Detrol La
    $3.72
    Detrol La is prescribed for treatment of spasms of the bladder muscles, overactive bladder ...
  • Dramamine
    $0.32
    Dramamine affects certain receptors in central nervous system to treat dizziness, nausea, vomiting ...
  • Dulcolax
    $0.48
    Dulcolax is used to relieve occasional constipation and irregularity.
  • Exelon
    $0.56
    Exelon treats dementia caused by Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
  • Hytrin
    $1.60
    Hytrin is an alpha-adrenergic blocker, which relaxes blood vessels. It is prescribed to treat ...
  • Isordil
    $0.63
    Isordil is used for the treatment and prevention of angina caused by coronary artery disease.
  • Kemadrin
    $0.82
    Kemadrin is indicated to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as tremors, stiffness, ...
  • Lamictal
    $0.83
    Lamotrigine belongs to the group of anticonvulsant drugs. This medication is used to treat ...
  • Mysoline
    $0.97
    Mysoline is used alone or co-administered with other drugs as an anti-seizure medication to ...
  • Pletal
    $0.81
    Pletal is a medication used for reducing attacks of intermittent claudication.
  • Prograf
    $3.11
    Prograf suppresses immune system of the body to avoid rejection of a transplanted heart, liver, ...
  • Provigil
    $0.75
    Provigil is a wakefulness-promoting agent for adults who experience excessive sleepiness.
  • Requip
    $0.55
    Requip due to its effects similar to dopamine improves at symptoms of Parkinson's disease (muscle ...
  • Rocaltrol
    $1.67
    Rocaltrol is a form of vitamin D. It is used in treatment of low calcium levels in blood in ...
  • Spiriva
    $45.00
    Spiriva is an anticholinergic agent, it widens breathing passages and is used treat breathing ...
  • Ticlid
    $3.49
    Ticlid is used to reduce the risk of stroke.
  • Tiova Rotacap
    $100.00
    Tiova is an anticholinergic agent, it widens breathing passages and is used treat breathing ...
  • Topamax
    $0.66
    Topiramate is used to treat convulsions, epilepsy in children and adults, and also to prevent ...
  • Urispas
    $1.17
    Urispas is used to treat symptoms of overactive bladder, it prevents spasms in the urinary ...
  • Urso
    $1.36
    Urso is a bile acid used to prevent and to treat gallstones.
  • Valparin
    $2.69
    Valproic acid is prescribed as an anticonvulsant and mood-stabilizing drug to treat to treat ...
  • Viramune
    $3.07
    Nevirapine is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). ...
  • Vitamin C
    $0.34
    Ascorbic acid is vitamin C, it has antioxidant properties and used as is essential for maintaining ...

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.