Generic Accutane

There are currently several generic versions of Accutane (isotretinoin) available. These generic Accutane products are sold under the names Amnesteem, Claravis, and Sotret. The FDA has assigned all of these generics an "AB" rating, which means that they should be equivalent to the brand-name medication. However, these types of generic Accutane may have different inactive ingredients from the brand-name medication, such as fillers or dyes.

Is a Generic Version of Accutane Available?

Accutane® (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication. It is only reserved for severe cases that have not responded well to other acne treatments, as Accutane can cause serious side effects and birth defects.
 
Brand-name Accutane was made by Roche Laboratories, Inc. However, the patent has expired, and generic Accutane is now available. In fact, brand-name Accutane is no longer being manufactured.
 

Names of Generic Accutane

For most generic medications, the manufacturers choose to use the standard "generic" name. However, they are not required to do so and may choose to create a new name for their generic medication. This is the case with generic Accutane, which is available under the following names:
 

Available Strengths

Generic Accutane capsules are available in the following strengths:
 
  • Amnesteem 10 mg
  • Amnesteem 20 mg
  • Amnesteem 40 mg
  • Claravis 10 mg
  • Claravis 20 mg
  • Claravis 30 mg
  • Claravis 40 mg
  • Sotret 10 mg
  • Sotret 20 mg
  • Sotret 30 mg
  • Sotret 40 mg.
     
Notice that Claravis and Sotret (but not Accutane or Amnesteem) are available in a 30-mg strength.
 
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD; Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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