from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for the drug isotretinoin.


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  • This drug which sold under the name Accutane is very powerful, highly effective and absolutely not to be used during pregnancy.

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  • The risk of birth defects from getting too much vitamin A is also the reason that pregnant women and those trying to conceive should stay away from the prescription acne drug isotretinoin (also known by the brand name Accutane, among others) and other drugs related to retinol (a compound of vitamin A).

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  • Antibiotics are used for inflammatory acne and isotretinoin a vitamin A analog known by the brand name Accutane for both comedonal and inflammatory forms.

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  • Although Mr. Jenkins and other agency officials wouldn't speculate about what the final risk-mitigation program would look like, it could have elements of a program designed to limit the use of the acne drug isotretinion (commonly known by the brand name Accutane) by women of child-bearing age because the product causes birth defects.

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  • The FDA has put in place a tough plan to regulate access to Accutane, which is also tied to birth defects when taken by pregnant women.

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  • Since it was introduced in 1982, Accutane, which is still sold, has been taken by roughly 13 million people in the U.S.

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  • It tries to specialize in generics that are difficult to develop like isotretinoin, sold under the brand name Accutane.

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  • In the so-called Accutane brain, activity in this front part of the brain was down 21 percent.

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  • Isotretinoin, sold under the brand name Accutane has been linked to rare, but severe, skin reactions that could lead to hospitalization, disability or death.

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  • Women should avoid certain drugs when pregnant, such as Accutane (used to treat acne), because it can cause birth defects.



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