Were you looking for information about Accutane? Accutan is a common misspelling of Accutane.
Accutane® (isotretinoin) is a prescription medication approved to treat a certain type of acne that has not responded to other forms of treatment. Specifically, this is a long-acting medication that is used to treat severe nodular acne. As with any medicine, side effects can occur with Accutane. Some of the common side effects seen with this drug include dry skin, depression, and hearing problems. Prior to taking this drug, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
(For more information, click Accutane. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this drug, including dosing guidelines and potential overdose symptoms. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)