Accutane is a medication primarily used to treat severe acne. It is also used to prevent certain skin cancers and in the treatment of other cancers. It is a retinoid, meaning it is related to vitamin A and is found in small quantities naturally in the body.
Side effects of Accutane:
- a transient worsening of acne
- dry lips
- dry and fragile skin
- increased susceptibility to sunburn
- muscle aches and pains
- unusual behaviors
Administration of Accutane:
20 mg per day with a glass of water.