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Adult acne can be quite embarrassing and it makes us self-conscious in social gatherings. Hence, we are often willing to do anything to get rid of these facial blemishes. Men in general are a lot more willing to try pills gotten online or recommended by their dermatologists without reviewing the risk factors. This is because while a woman can hide her acne behind foundation and makeup, most men are unwilling to do this as they see makeup as the feminine. Accutane the most commonly recommended drug by dermatologists to treat acne was pulled off the market due to adverse side effects and is a subject of Class action Suite (click here to learn more).
However, other generic forms of Isotretinoin
are still available and being prescribed by dermatologists. Interestingly, in
the USA only the “innovator” ( the one that actually developed the drug) can be
suited for its detrimental effects. Even
they remain exactly the same as the original drug.
The number of side
effects associated with this acne treatment drug is astonishing. It should also
be noted that 6% of all who try Isotretinoin will experience a severe acute
acne flare that would require other treatments and the gradual waning of
dosage. Let’s take a closer look at the some of the side effects isotretinoin
The possible side effects of Isotretinoin can
be classified into two categories; rare and common (here the side effects are
usually mucocutaneous related). Although there common symptoms can usually be
managed or eliminated by reducing the dosage, some of the rarer side effects
are life-long and extremely dangerous.
A list of some of the possible rare side
Here’s a list of some of the more common side
Women that are planning on becoming pregnant,
or pregnant are not allowed to take isotretinoin because of this side effect.
In fact, before isotretinoin is prescribed to a woman she must first confirm
she is on some kind of birth control. So what is teratogenicity? 50% of all
women who become pregnant while on Isotretinoin will spontaneously abort, while
the other 50% will be give birth to children with congenital defects and
abnormalities. Teratogenicity is the defined as the capability to produce
congenital defects. Children born while their mothers are on Isotretinoin are
usually born with skeletal and cardiovascular abnormalities. As a result, this
drug is not a good option for young women and mothers.
It has been observed that those on
isotretinoin have elevations in their liver and lipids tests. The test numbers
usually return to pre-treatment levels almost immediately after the drug has
been stopped. People who have diabetes, families with histories of liver issues
or other liver complications are watched closely and tested continuously.
You should note that though a good portion of
the possible complications has been mentioned here, this list is not
comprehensive and there are still other complications arising from the use of
isotretinoin. Moreover, those who use isotretinoin have complained about the
return of their chronic acne once they stopped taking it.
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