ATC Group: D10BA01 Isotretinoin

The World Health Organization's ATC classification organizes medical drugs based on therapeutic properties, chemical composition, and anatomy. It helps make essential medicines readily available globally and is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Position of D10BA01 in the ATC hierarchy

Level Code Title
1 D Dermatologicals
2 D10 Anti-acne preparations
3 D10B Anti-acne preparations for systemic use
4 D10BA Retinoids for treatment of acne
5 D10BA01 Isotretinoin

Defined daily dose

The DDD is the assumed average maintenance dose per day for a drug used for its main indication in adults. The DDD is a unit of measurement and does not necessarily reflect the recommended or Prescribed Daily Dose. Therapeutic doses for individual patients and patient groups will often differ from the DDD as they will be based on individual characteristics (such as age, weight, ethnic differences, type and severity of disease) and pharmacokinetic considerations.

Route Amount
ORAL - Oral 30 mg

Active ingredients in D10BA01

Active Ingredient Description

Isotretinoin is a stereoisomer of all-trans retinoic acid (tretinoin). The exact mechanism of action of isotretinoin has not yet been elucidated in detail, but it has been established that the improvement observed in the clinical picture of severe acne is associated with suppression of sebaceous gland activity and a histologically demonstrated reduction in the size of the sebaceous glands. Furthermore, a dermal anti-inflammatory effect of isotretinoin has been established.

Related product monographs

Title Information Source Document Type  
ISOTRETINOIN Capsules, soft Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC
ORATANE Soft capsule Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (NZ) MPI, EU: SmPC
ROACCUTANE Capsule, soft Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

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