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What Is Absorica Used For?

How Does This Medication Work?

Absorica is a retinoid, which means it is similar to vitamin A. It works by affecting the sebaceous glands, which produce sebum (an oily substance). Absorica works by reducing the size of the sebaceous glands and decreasing sebum production.
 
The medication also corrects abnormal keratinization, which contributes to acne by causing a buildup of cells within hair follicles. It is not entirely clear why Absorica causes such long-lasting anti-acne effects (one 15- to 20-week course often clears up acne permanently).
 

Is It Safe for Children to Use Absorica?

Absorica is approved for use in children as young as 12 years old, although there is some concern that it may cause thinning of the bones (osteoporosis) when used in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this medicine in children.
 

What About Off-Label Absorica Uses?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this drug for something other than acne treatment. This is known as an "off-label" use. Absorica is sometimes used off-label as a chemotherapy drug to treat certain types of cancer.

Absorica Acne Medication Information

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