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People who have severe nodular acne that has not responded adequately to other treatments may receive Amnesteem. This prescription medication comes as a capsule that is taken twice a day for 15 to 20 weeks. Hearing problems and dry skin are possible side effects. This drug poses a significant danger to pregnant women, so there are strict laws for prescribing and dispensing it.
What Is Amnesteem?Amnesteem® (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication. It is a generic version of Accutane®, a brand-name drug that is no longer manufactured.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, Amnesteem may cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. However, serious reactions are also possible.
- Psychiatric problems, such as depression or suicidal thoughts
- High triglycerides
- Hearing problems
- Dry eyes, lips, nose, and skin.