Sotret Acne Medication Information
SotretTM (isotretinoin) is an acne medication that is available by prescription only. This medicine can help treat severe nodular acne by decreasing the production of a certain type of oily substance in the body. Sotret is actually a generic version of Accutane®, a brand-name drug that is no longer manufactured.
Taking Sotret capsules twice a day for 15 to 20 weeks can help clear up this severe form of acne permanently. However, there are strict rules for how this medicine is prescribed and dispensed. It is reserved for use in people who have not responded adequately to other treatments.
Before starting acne treatment with Sotret, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other medications you are taking. For example, this drug should not be taken by pregnant women, as it may cause miscarriages or severe birth defects.
(For more information on this acne medication, click Sotret. This full-length article describes how this drug works, highlights specific precautions to be aware of, and lists possible side effects.)