Were you looking for information about Accutane? Accutain is a common misspelling of Accutane.
If you have severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, a healthcare provider may recommend Accutane® (isotretinoin). This prescription medication works by decreasing the production of an oily substance under the skin. Although most people tolerate this medication well, it is not suitable for everyone. In particular, Accutane is dangerous for pregnant women, and there are strict rules and regulations for prescribing it. Possible side effects of the drug include dry skin, hearing problems, and depression.
(For the complete eMedTV article on this drug, click Accutane. This article offers an in-depth look at how Accutane works and also offers tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)