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Claravis Acne Medication

Available by prescription only, ClaravisTM (isotretinoin) can help treat severe nodular acne by decreasing the production of a certain type of oily substance in the body. This prescription medicine is a generic version of Accutane®, a brand-name drug that is no longer manufactured. Claravis is approved for use in adults and children as young as 12 years old.
 
Taking Claravis capsules twice a day for 15 to 20 weeks can help clear up this severe form of acne permanently. However, this drug is reserved for use in people who have not responded adequately to other treatments. This is because there are potentially serious risks associated with this drug, and it is not recommended as a first medication for acne treatment.
 
Your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other medications you are taking before you can start acne treatment with Claravis. In particular, there are very strict guidelines for women of childbearing potential to follow, as this drug can cause severe birth defects and fetal death if used during pregnancy.
 
(For more detailed information on this acne medication, click Claravis. This article explains how this drug works, offers specific precautions for women taking it, and covers possible side effects.)
 

Claravis Acne Medication

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