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ACCUTANE

Found in: Canada

Active Ingredients

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Chemical substance
Description
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Isotretinoin

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.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
D10BA01
Isotretinoin
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10B Anti-acne preparations for systemic use → D10BA Retinoids for treatment of acne

Identifiers

Authority
Identifier(s)
Health Products and Food Branch (CA)
Identifier(s): 00582344, 00582352