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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


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Accutane, a very controversed drug

His generic form is isotretinoin and is a form of vitamin A. Doctors prescribe Accutane to patients with severe nodular acne.

The drug has significant side effects. Women should never use  Accutane if they are pregnant because it can cause life-threatening birth defects.
A recent study shows that the drug may cause inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis, a disorder that leeds to the removal of the colon.
Accutane should not be prescribed to patients with mild or moderate acne.The drug has been pulled from the U.S. market , it is still used in other versions like Claravis and Amnesteem.

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