Accutane 20mg (generic name: Isotretinoin; brand names: Amnesteem / Claravis
/ Decutan / Isotane / Sotret / Oratane / Roaccutane / Izotek) is a
retinoid (a vitamin A derivative).
Generic Accutane 20mg is a powerful medicine used for the treatment of moderate to severe acne.
Is also used for acne present for many years that has not responded
completely to antibiotic pills and creams. Generic Accutane 20mg is very effective
for nearly all types of breakouts. No other acne medicine works as well
for severe acne.
Accutane 20 Mg was discovered in 1979 when it was first given to patients with
severe acne, most of whom reacted with dramatic and permanent clearing
of their acne symptoms.
It was originally prescribed for people with severe acne that did not
respond to other treatments, but has gained in popularity in the past
years and is prescribed more and more frequently for less severe acne.
Three to five months of Accutane 20 Mg treatment usually leads to clearing of acne.
Accutane 20 Mg works by reducing skin oil production, changing the
characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of
It affects all of the four ways that acne develops:
1. It dramatically reduces the size of the skin's oil glands (35%-58%)
and even more dramatically reduces the amount of oil the skin produces
2. Acne bacteria (P. Acnes) lives in skin oil. Since oil is so
dramatically reduced, so is the amount of acne bacteria in the skin.
3. It also slows down how fast the skin produces skin cells inside the
pore which helps pores from becoming clogged in the first place.
4. It displays anti-inflammatory properties. Generic Accutane 20mg works to achieve complete or partial clearance of acne in about
95% of people who complete a cycle, regardless of whether they have
inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Accutane exactly as directed.
Generic Accutane 20mg is a serious medication which must be taken under close doctor's supervision.
Take Accutane 20 Mg by mouth with food.
Swallow the capsule with a full glass of water or other liquid. Do not
break, crush, chew, or suck on the capsule before swallowing. This will
help prevent the medication inside the capsule from irritating your
For best results, take Accutane 20 Mg regularly. Taking Accutane at the same
time each day will help you remember to take it. Sometimes, acne can get
worse at the start of treatment, but this should resolve in 7 - 10
It is very important that women taking Accutane do not get pregnant.
Contraception is needed at least 1 month before starting treatment,
during treatment, and for at least 1 month after stopping treatment.
Do not take vitamin supplements that contain vitamin A whilst taking Generic Accutane 20mg.
If you miss a dose of Generic Accutane 20mg, take it as soon as possible. If it is
almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your
regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Accutane 20 Mg.
Store Accutane 20 Mg in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Before taking Generic Accutane 20mg, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have liver problems; high cholesterol levels in the blood; or you are currently taking antibiotics;
you are pregnant, intend to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.