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Amnesteem Capsules (Isotretinoin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 12, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

No need to delay skin surgery after isotretinoin treatment
Expert panel finds no evidence of excess risk from most procedures during drug therapy Related items fromOnMedica Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 29, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Consensus Statement: Most Skin Procedures OK With Retinoids Consensus Statement: Most Skin Procedures OK With Retinoids
Consensus statement changes recommendation to postpone skin procedures in patients on recent or concurrent systemic isotretinoin, except for manual dermabrasion and fully ablative laser treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Myorisan (Isotretinoin Capsules) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Absorica (Isotretinoin) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 5, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Marker May Predict Immunotherapy Benefit in High-Risk Neuroblastoma
This video examines how a specific combination of KIR/KIR-ligand genotypes in high-risk neuroblastoma patients may be predictive of outcomes when adding dinutuximab to isotretinoin. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Amy K. Erbe, PhD Tags: Conferences/AACR 2017 Brain Tumors Source Type: news

Accutane (Isotretinoin) - updated on RxList
Learn about the prescription medication Accutane (Isotretinoin), drug uses, dosage, side effects, drug interactions, warnings, reviews and patient labeling. (Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - April 7, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Zenatane (Isotretinoin Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What Are Options for Acne Treatment?
Discussion Acne vulgaris or acne is a problem of the pilosebaceous follicle. It occurs most prominently where sebaceous glands are abundant especially the face, neck, and upper back. Sebum production increases because of androgens. Keratin and sebum clog the pores of the pilosebaceous unit causing hyperkeratosis (clogged pilosebaceous unit = clogged pores = comedomes). Propionibacterium acnes, a gram-negative anaerobe, multiplies in the sebaceous unit causing an inflammatory reaction resulting in moderate or severe acne. Skin lesions include: Comedomal acne has comedomes White heads = closed comedomes Black heads = open...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Claravis Capsules (Isotretinoin) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Amnesteem Capsules (Isotretinoin) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 16, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Birth Control Can Change Your Skin
For Teen Vogue, by Phillip Picardi. Here in the beauty department, we’ve already told you about one particular pill that could help with your acne. You know it as Accutane, and while it certainly works for most who try it, it’s a pretty major and serious commitment. But there’s another pill you can take that’s a lot less medically controversial. Yes, you guessed it: birth control. Going on “the pill,” as it’s called, can totally change your skin by regulating your hormones, which is crucial for young women who are still developing, or whose bodies are still adjusting from their ve...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Zenatane, Sotret, Accutane)
Title: isotretinoin (Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Zenatane, Sotret, Accutane)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - September 8, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Depression screening using health questionnaires in patients receiving oral isotretinoin for acne vulgaris - Schrom K, Nagy T, Mostow E.
Isotretinoin is used to treat severe and recalcitrant acne. Possible side effects include depression, suicide, and suicidal ideation; however, other studies suggest isotretinoin may improve mood and quality of life. Although iPLEDGE consenting warns about... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Experts present first recommendations for treating acne fulminans
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. – Patients with acne fulminans should first begin corticosteroid monotherapy before adding isotretinoin, according to the first evidence-based consensus recommendations on this disease. Antibiotics should not be used as first line treatment or monotherapy for acne fulminans,... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 3, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Women more likely than men to be prescribed inappropriate drugs
Particular issue for those over 65, study suggestsRelated items from OnMedicaNew guidance for elderly with high BPNew evidence on benzodiazepine link to Alzheimer’sFollow clinical guidance to measure BP in both armsMonthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessaryGPs often missing best option for heavy periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 5, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acne Drug Isotretinoin (Accutane) Use During Pregnancy
Isotretinoin (Accutane), used to treat severe acne, can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, and high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 28, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Pharmaceutical - Drug Information Source Type: news

Pregnancy Prevention Program in Acne Drug Users IneffectivePregnancy Prevention Program in Acne Drug Users Ineffective
Results suggest one or two children are born each year with birth defects related to isotretinoin and subpar contraceptive use. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Women using popular acne drug aren't following advice to avoid pregnancy
(Reuters Health) – The widely used acne drug isotretinoin can cause severe birth defects and miscarriage, yet only about a third of women who use it are taking effective measures to avoid pregnancy, Canadian researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Birth defects, pregnancy terminations, miscarriages in users of acne drug
Canada's program that aims to prevent pregnancy in women who use the powerful acne drug isotretinoin (Accutane) is not effective, found a new study. Isotretinoin is used to treat severe acne. It can severely harm a fetus, causing craniofacial, cardiac and central nervous system defects, as well as a high likelihood of miscarriage or medical termination, report researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pregnancy guidelines for harmful acne drug not adhered to by many women
A new study suggests around 30-50 percent of women who use the acne drug isotretinoin do not adhere to current pregnancy prevention guidelines. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Contraception Safety Program for Acne Drug Failing in Canada
MONDAY, April 25, 2016 -- A Canadian program to prevent pregnancy in women who are taking the acne drug isotretinoin is failing because many women do not follow the program's recommendations, a new study finds. Isotretinoin increases the risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 25, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

GP prescribing intervention cuts emergency admissions
The intervention encouraged GPs to review prescribing of NSAIDs to high risk patientsRelated items from OnMedicaYellow Card scheme goes mobile with first appMetformin doesn’t help HbA1c in teens with type 1 diabetes Obese women on the pill more likely to have rare strokeMonthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessaryStatins may reduce effectiveness of flu jab (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Do Acne Patients on Isotretinoin Need Monthly Blood Tests?Do Acne Patients on Isotretinoin Need Monthly Blood Tests?
Dr Graeme Lipper reviews the results of a new meta-analysis. Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - March 15, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Edward Lammer, Doctor Who Linked Acne Drug to Birth Defects, Dies at 62
Mr. Lammer was among the first to establish a link between the acne medicine Accutane and human birth defects, and who became an advocate for the families of affected children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAM ROBERTS Tags: Lammer, Edward Roche Holding AG RHHBY Other OTC Acne Deaths (Obituaries) Birth Defects Source Type: news

Teens and medicines that cause birth defects: Do doctors drop the ball?
My 14-year-old daughter recently started taking isotretinoin, a medication that can help severe acne — and that can cause severe birth defects. I knew that there was a process in place for preventing pregnancy in girls taking it, but I was caught off guard by just how many hoops we had to jump through to get her prescription. There were two pregnancy tests a month apart at the beginning, continued monthly pregnancy tests as well as monthly online questions about contraception and her understanding of the effects of the medicine, and a special ID card that has to be brought to the pharmacy within a very short window a...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Drugs and Supplements Family Planning and Pregnancy Parenting Source Type: news

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Light Therapy
Embed from Getty Images It's not just the cold weather that is making you sluggish and want to hunker down at home on the couch with your best friend Netflix. Shorter days from early fall through winter can cause even your serotonin to hibernate in your neurons. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs in the fall to winter. People with winter blues feel tired, less motivated, sad, and sleep more than usual. You're more at risk for the winter blues if you're a woman, younger, live further from the equator, or have family members who have depression or a mood disorder. People with seasonal depre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monthly lab tests during isotretinoin therapy may not be needed
Monthly laboratory testing for acne patients receiving standard isotretinoin treatment may not be necessary, Dr. Young H. Lee and colleagues reported in JAMA Dermatology. This conclusion was based on the results of their systematic review and meta-analysis of 22 randomized clinical trials and four... (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - December 23, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Fewer Labs OK for Patients Treated With Isotretinoin for AcneFewer Labs OK for Patients Treated With Isotretinoin for Acne
Minimal laboratory monitoring early in the course of isotretinoin therapy in patients with acne may be sufficient, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary
But evidence-based guidelines needed to support clinicians in any change in practiceRelated items from OnMedicaAcne drug linked to inflammatory bowel diseaseExperts call for research on acne treatmentsAttempted suicide risk increases with severe acne (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 3, 2015 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Isotreninoin: are the lab tests really necessary?
A meta-analysis suggests that the regular lab tests for people taking isotretinoin may not be necessary, as few of the tests indicate side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Decrease in "Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression" following isotretinoin therapy in acne: an open-label prospective study - Gnanaraj P, Karthikeyan S, Narasimhan M, Rajagopalan V.
BACKGROUND: Acne is a common disorder among adolescents and young adults causing a considerable psychological impact including anxiety and depression. Isotretinoin, a synthetic oral retinoid is very effective in the treatment of moderate to severe acne. Bu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acne: Antibiotic Use Regularly Exceeds Recommended DurationAcne: Antibiotic Use Regularly Exceeds Recommended Duration
Despite guidelines limiting recommended antibiotic use to 3 months, patients took them for an average 11 months before starting isotretinoin therapy, a new study showed. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Treating severe acne hampered by 'antibiotic overuse'
Clinicians treating severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with isotretinoin, claim US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times Breaking News)
Source: Nursing Times Breaking News - October 30, 2015 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Treatment of severe acne hampered by antibiotic overuse, delays in prescribing more potent medication
Physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by its former brand name Accutane, a medical records analysis concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Many Patients With Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long: Study
Prescription Accutane can often help and should be tried sooner, experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Patients with Acne Take Antibiotics Too Long
Prescription Accutane can often help and should be tried sooner, experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Acne, Antibiotic Resistance, Antibiotics (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of severe acne hampered by antibiotic overuse and delays in prescribing more potent medication
(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) A medical records analysis by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concludes that physicians who treat severe acne leave too many patients on ineffective antibiotics for far too long before prescribing more potent needed therapy with the medication isotretinoin, sometimes known by its former brand name Accutane. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Inter-relationships between isotretinoin treatment and psychiatric disorders: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis and suicide risks - Ludot M, Mouchabac S, Ferreri F.
Isotretinoin (Accutane) is a treatment for severe acne that is resistant to other forms of treatment, including antibiotics and topical treatments. The prescription of this drug has been controversial ever since its initial marketing in 1982. It is the onl... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Using Lessons From an Underserved Family Medicine Dermatology Fellowship to Improve Family Medicine Resident Learning in Dermatology (Richard Usatine MD)
The first half of the session will describe the only underserved family medicine dermatology fellowship in the country. The second half will apply ideas from the fellowship training to the training of family medicine residents in dermatology. One of the stated goals of the fellowship is to improve the quality of dermatology training across the board for family physicians. The faculty and fellows in the program have been instrumental in developing new resources and curricula in dermatology. These resources will be shared with the participants. Some of the special skills learned in the fellowship that could be taught to fami...
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - April 26, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cipher Pharmaceuticals announces outcome of Markman hearing in patent infringement suit for Absorica(R)
MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 24, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) - Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:CPHR; TSX:CPH) ("Cipher" or "the Company") today announced that the Court has issued an opinion in the claim construction h... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, LitigationCipher Pharmaceuticals, Ranbaxy, Sun Pharma Company, Absorica, isotretinoin (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 24, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASK THE DOCTOR: Can drugs to clear up spots make you depressed?
Dr Scurr says the greatest cause for concern is the psychiatric effects of oral isotretinoin. 'It is uncertain whether there is a relationship between the depression and suicidal behaviour.' (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DHMA monitoring isotretinoin use
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorbica, Myorisan, Zenatane
Title: isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorbica, Myorisan, ZenataneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 25, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorbica, Myorisan, Zenatane
Title: isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorbica, Myorisan, ZenataneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - February 25, 2015 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, Zenatane
Title: isotretinoin, Claravis, Amnesteem, Absorica, Myorisan, ZenataneCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/25/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - February 25, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Contraceptive Fact Sheet Quickly Boosts Women's KnowledgeContraceptive Fact Sheet Quickly Boosts Women's Knowledge
Better understanding of contraceptive methods' effectiveness may help prevent pregnancies among women taking the acne drug isotretinoin, which can cause birth defects. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Adapalene/benzoyl peroxide + doxycycline outscores oral isotretinoin
AMSTERDAM – The combination of fixed-dose adapalene/benzoyl peroxide plus oral doxycyline is a reasonable alternative to oral isotretinoin in patients with severe nodular acne, according to the findings of a phase IIIb randomized head-to-head comparative study. The topical/oral combination is a...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - November 25, 2014 Category: Dermatology Tags: FPN News FPN Child & Adolescent Medicine FPN Dermatology IMN News IMN Adolescent Medicine IMN Dermatology SAN Clinical News SAN News Source Type: news

Antioxidant found in grapes uncorks new targets for acne treatment
This study demonstrates that combining an oxidant and an antioxidant may enhance each other and help sustain bacteria-fighting activity over a longer period of time.” The team grew colonies of the bacteria that causes acne and then added various concentrations of resveratrol and benzoyl peroxide both alone and together. The researchers monitored the cultures for bacterial growth or killing for 10 days. They found that benzoyl peroxide was able to initially kill the bacteria at all concentration levels, but the effect was short lived and didn’t last beyond the first 24 hours. Resveratrol didn’t have a stro...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 30, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ranbaxy inks pact with Cipher to sell acne drug in Brazil
Ranbaxy has inked a licensing pact with Cipher Pharmaceuticals Inc to exclusively market its isotretinoin capsules, used to treat acne, in Brazil. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 24, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news