This brand name is authorized in South Africa
The drug ACNETRET contains one active pharmaceutical ingredient (API):
UNII EH28UP18IF - 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.
This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:
|D Dermatologicals → D10 Anti-acne preparations → D10B Anti-acne preparations for systemic use → D10BA Retinoids for treatment of acne
This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:
|Health Products Regulatory Authority
|Identifier(s): 38/13.4.2/0265, 38/13.4.2/0267
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