Brand name authorized in: South Africa

Active ingredients

The drug ACNETANE contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):

1 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.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code
Group title
D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10B Anti-acne preparations for systemic use → D10BA Retinoids for treatment of acne
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