10 of your most burning questions about Accutane, answered by dermatologists
Isotretinoin — the prescription acne pill better known by the now-defunct brand name Accutane — can be confusing.
Some hail isotretinoin, which offers a prolonged and even permanent cure for severe acne, as a miracle drug. “Life-changing” is one adjective that’s often used to describe it.
But others warn about its tough side effects — and the internet teems with sources that claim the medicine could cause depression, suicide, permanent vision changes, hair loss, and other unsettling outcomes.
So INSIDER asked two dermatologists to sort the realities from the rumors. Read on for their answers to some of the most pressing questions about isotretinoin treatment.
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