Amnesteem Acne Medication
By decreasing the production of a certain type of oily substance in the body, Amnesteem® (isotretinoin) can help treat severe nodular acne. This prescription medicine is approved for use in adults and children as young as 12 years old. It is a generic version of Accutane®, a brand-name drug that is no longer manufactured.
Amnesteem comes as a capsule that is taken by mouth twice daily. It should be taken with food, as taking it on an empty stomach significantly decreases its absorption.
Before taking Amnesteem, potential risks associated with this acne medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. Specifically, this drug is not safe for use in pregnant women and may not be the best treatment for people with depression or osteoporosis.
(To learn more about this acne medication, click Amnesteem. This Web selection features a complete overview of this prescription drug, including how it works, potential side effects, and what your healthcare provider needs to know before you begin treatment.)