Accutane is the go-to-solution for people who are dealing with severe acne when other forms of acne treatment don’t work. It is extremely effective at treating severe acne, however patients do have to be aware of the potential side-effects associated with using it. These concerns are fueled by certain studies linking its use to many possible side effects including depression and organ damage.
Isotretinon is an oral retinoid that is derived from Vitamin A and is commonly used as the last option to treat severe acne that hasn’t responded to other treatments. It is manufactured under the trade names Absorica, Absorica LD, Myorisan, Zenatane, Claravis, and Amnesteem.