Accutane, from the well-known pharmaceutical company Dragon Pharma, is an oral medicine to treat acne. The main active ingredient in Accutane is isotretinoin, a retinoid that is a form of vitamin A and is found naturally in the body in small amounts. The medicine was initially developed in 1982, when the doctor who developed it received an award for the discovery of the medicine and its use to treat cystic acne. Isotretinoin is also used in some cases to treat certain cancers and skin conditions..
Effects of isotretinoin
The main indication for the use of Isotretinoin is to reduce the appearance of severe cystic acne and promote faster skin recovery. However, Accutane is also used to treat moderate to severe acne breakouts that can occur with long-term use of anabolic steroids. The androgenic increases that occur with steroid use often increase the chance of acne appearing on oily parts of the skin (face, chest, and back), especially if someone is genetically predisposed to acne. Accutane's action is to reduce the amount of oil released by the sebaceous glands in all areas of the skin. Therefore, Accutane is an effective medicine to reduce steroid acne.
How are Accutane pills taken?
For acne breakouts in general, the recommended dose of Accutane is individually prescribed by a dermatologist, but is usually up to 160 mg per day. It must be taken with food for a certain time and sometimes it may be necessary to repeat the treatment. However, people who take Accutane to treat acne with steroids usually take only 10 to 20 mg per day. The duration of its use is usually no more than 6-8 weeks.
20mg (100 pills)