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Accutane is a drug brand, brand.

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Accutane a.k.a. Isotretinoin: A naturally-occurring retinoic acid with potential antineoplastic activity. Isotretinoin binds to and activates nuclear retinoic acid receptors; activated RARs serve as transcription factors that promote cell differentiation and apoptosis. This agent also exhibits immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory responses and inhibits ornithine decarboxylase, thereby decreasing polyamine synthesis and keratinization.

  • also known as 13-cis-retinska kiselina, Izotretinoin, ไอโซเตรทติโนอิน, ไอโซเทรทิโนอิน, Roaccutane, 異維A酸

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Google previewUnblemished (2008)

Stop Breakouts! Fight Acne! Transform Your Life! Reclaim Your Self-Esteem with the Proven 3-Step Program Using Over-the-Counter Medications by Katie Rodan, Kathy Fields

Accutane is a synthetic Vitamin A derivative that creates a potentially long-lasting change in the cells lining the pore. This change allows cells to slough off naturally, without clumping and plugging the pore, the first step in the development of ...

Google previewCliffsTestPrep: NCLEX-PN (2007)

by American BookWorks Corporation

Accutane is a Category X drug, which means pregnancy is contraindicated due to teratogenesis associated with the medication. The pharmaceutical manufacturer should be notified of any pregnancy occurring ...

Google previewAARP The Youth Equation (2011)

Take 10 Years Off Your Face by Jeffrey Dover

Although Accutane is a highly effective treatment, it's not for everyone—you'll read more about that later. There are many therapies, however—ranging from lotions and creams to pills, lights, and lasers—to ensure that there's help for anyone ...

Google previewDeal With It (1999)

A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain and Life as a GURL by Esther Drill, Heather McDonald, Rebecca Odes

Accutane is an oral medication prescribed for severe cases of acne. It contains a powerful synthetic vitamin A derivative that sharply reduces oil production. The downside is that it is very drying and can leave the lips, nose, and eyes rather ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Aging and Public Health (2008)

by Sana Loue, Martha Sajatovic

Low‐dose accutane is an additional option when antibiotics fail. Laser therapy is an effective means of eradicating the telangiectasia features. Early intervention is the best means of preventing the irreversible and disfiguring fibrotic changes ...

Google previewMental Retardation (2014)

Nature, Cause, and Management by George S. Baroff, J. Gregory Olley

Accutane is a vitamin A—like substance, and caution in the use of high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy is also appropriate. Radiation The teratogenic effects of radiation are well established (Menkes, 1995). Studies had found that women ...

Google previewInternet pharmacies some pose safety risks for consumers : report to the Chairman, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate.

Accutane is an acne medication that may cause birth defects and serious mental disturbances leading to suicide among some users. The pharmacy indicated that it declined our order because the physician was not included on a national ...

Google previewTurn Back the Clock Without Losing Time (2007)

A Complete Guide to Quick and Easy Cosmetic Rejuvenation by Rhoda Narins, Paul Frank

Consider Accutane, for instance. Accutane is a very common drug used for acne. This is a potent drug and must be monitored closely. Accutane is derived from a source of vitamin ...

Google preview8 Keys to Great Skin (2010)

A Consumer's Guide to Medical Aesthetics by Ife Ojugbeli

The powerful acne medication accutane is a derivative of vitamin A. • Other antioxidants. Other antioxidants that have been shown to help in treating the signs of skin aging include alpha-lipoic acid and DMAE. Again, they help protect the skin ...

Google previewVitamin A and Retinoids (2000)

An Update of Biological Aspects and Clinical Applications by Maria A. Livrea

Accutane is a naturally occurring metabolite of retinol (Vitamin A) (see Fig.

Google previewCongressiona Record

Accutane is a dangerous, powerful prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1982 to treat severe, recalcitrant, nodular acne that is unresponsive to conventional treatments, including antibiotics. Today, approximately ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects (2009)

by James Wynbrandt, Mark D. Ludman

Accutane The trade name for an acne medication (generic name isotretinoin) marketed since 1982 for the treatment of severe cystic (nodular) acne that does not respond to other therapies. It is considered to present an extremely high risk of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Genetics and Disease [2 volumes] (2013)

by Evelyn B. Kelly Ph.D.

was called Accutane (the pharmaceutical name), and it immediately became popular. However, hanging over this hope was a dark cloud. Children with serious birth defects were born to women who had used tretinoin. The miracle retinoids ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

Accutane”, a trademark name for the 13-cisform of retinoic acid. It is fetotoxic. Pregnant women who ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Women's Health (2009)

by Christine Ammer

Accutane, a closely related drug, can cause very severe birth defects in babies exposed to it during fetal life, even if the exposure is limited to a few days. In 2002 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration imposed strict rules for patients taking ...

Google previewThe American Beauty Industry Encyclopedia (2010)

by Julie A. Willett

One of the more effective but controversial treatments is isotretinoin, sold under the brand name Accutane.

Accutane was introduced in 1982 and continues to be a popular treatment for patients suffering from moderate acne to severe ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine Third Edition (2012)

by Michael T. Murray, JOSEPH PIZZORNO

Conventional Therapies In addition to orally administered antibiotics, another acne treatment is oral isotretinoin (Accutane), a derivative of vitamin A. It is ap- proved only for severe acne and recalcitrant nodular acne. This drug has received a ...

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine (2012)

by Sherry Torkos

Accutane is an oral medication derived from vitamin A; it reduces sebum production and swelling, and minimizes acne-causing bacteria. It is effective, but must be taken for several months and may cause dry mucous membranes, muscle ...

Google previewWebster's New World Medical Dictionary, 3rd Edition (2009)

by WebMD

the acne medication isotretinoin (brand names: Accutane, Retin-A); alcohol, whether ingested chronically or in binges; androgens (male hormones); the antibiotics tetracycline (brand name: Achromycin), ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Disease: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues [2 volumes] (2013)

An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues by Jill Ann Grimes MD, Lori Apffel Smith MD, Kristyn Fagerberg MD

Accutane, an acne treatment, is likely the most well known of these medications.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiology (2007)

by Sarah Boslaugh

isotretinoin (an antiacne medication sold under the brand name Accutane), valproic acid (an antiseizure medication sold under the brand name Depakote), warfarin (an ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Mosby

n brand name: Accutane; drug class: retinoic acid isomer, vitamin A ...

Google previewDictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology (2012)

by Frank J. Dye

accutane retinoic acid used to treat severe cystic acne. See: retinoic acid. Acetabularia a large, marine, single-celled, green algae used ...

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