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A healthcare provider may prescribe Myorisan to treat severe nodular acne that has not adequately responded to other treatments. This medication is a type of retinoid that works by affecting certain glands that produce an oily substance that causes acne. It comes in the form of capsules that are taken twice daily. Side effects may include hearing problems and depression.

What Is Myorisan?

Myorisan™ (isotretinoin) is a prescription acne medication. It is approved to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments. It can be quite effective, with long-lasting effects after a single 15- or 20-week course. However, this drug can cause serious side effects and is extremely dangerous for pregnant women. As a result, there are strict rules and regulations for prescribing and dispensing it.
Myorisan is a generic version of Accutane®, a brand-name drug that is no longer manufactured.
(Click What Is Myorisan Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Myorisan 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.
Some of the possible side effects of Myorisan include but are not limited to:
(Click Myorisan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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