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AbsoricaTM (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. It is similar to Accutane® and generic versions of Accutane, although it is technically not interchangeable with these products due to absorption differences.
Taking Absorica capsules twice a day for 15 to 20 weeks can help clear up this severe form of acne. However, there are strict rules for how this medication is prescribed and dispensed. It is reserved for use in people who have not responded adequately to other treatments. The drug is approved for use in adults and children as young as 12 years old.
Before starting acne treatment with Absorica, 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 Absorica. This full-length article describes how this medicine works, covers safety precautions to be aware of, and lists possible side effects.)
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