People with a severe form of acne may benefit from using Absorica. This prescription medication is approved to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded adequately to other treatments. It comes as capsules that are taken twice daily for 15 or 20 weeks. Potential side effects include back pain, dry skin, and dry eyes.
What Is Absorica?Absorica™ (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication that is taken by mouth. It is similar to Accutane® and generic versions of Accutane, although it is technically not interchangeable with these products because of absorption differences.
Absorica is approved to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments. It can be quite effective, with long-lasting effects after a single 15- or 20-week course. However, this drug can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous for pregnant women. As a result, there are strict rules and regulations for prescribing and dispensing it.
(Click What Is Absorica Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Absorica may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. However, serious reactions are also possible.
Some of the possible side effects of Absorica include but are not limited to:
- Dry lips
- Dry skin
- Back pain
- Dry eyes.
(Click Absorica Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)