Generic Accutane

Isotretinoin (Accutane, sotret, claravis, amnesteem, myorisan, zenatane) is an expensive drug used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other therapy like antibiotics. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple brand and generic versions. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower. Compare retinoids.

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Avoid the Sun If You Take These Drugs

The GoodRx Pharmacist - August 24, 2016

If you’re enjoying the sunshine one last time as summer comes to an end, it is important to know that some of your medications could cause you an unexpected problem. You may not be aware, but some prescriptions can increase your sensitivity to sunlight—causing your skin to burn more easily.

What type of reaction can occur?

If your medication has a warning to avoid sunlight, don’t ignore it. See More

Is Your Medication Causing Hair Loss? These 11 Drugs Are Common Culprits

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 27, 2015

Medications certainly aren’t the only thing that will cause hair loss, but they are often overlooked. If you feel like you are losing your hair, one of your first steps is to look at your medication list. You will also pay attention to other well known causes including poor diet (caloric or protein restriction), major illness or surgeries, major psychological stress, significant weight loss, chronic iron deficiency, thyroid disorders, and childbirth. See More

Who Can’t Donate Blood?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - January 06, 2015

The goal of transfusion medicine is to reduce the risk of transfusion-transmitted infection to as low a level as possible. The FDA made news last week by recommending a change in the policy for gay men and donating blood. So what items in your medical history may get you denied from donating blood in the United States? And what laboratory testing is done on donated blood prior to transfusion?

What will your blood be tested for?

You will be denied if your blood tests positive for: HIV-1, HIV-2, human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV)-I, HTLV-II, hepatitis C virus, hepatitis B virus, West Nile Virus (WNV), and T. See More

Absorica: New Pill for Acne Hits the Market

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 15, 2012

Better than Accutane? Yes, a new pill will be hitting the market that works better for acne than Accutane. Absorica (isotretinoin) is a retinoid capsule that dermatologists in the U.S. think will be a game changer in terms of improving acne and preventing relapse.

Why are dermatologists and primary care doctors excited? Absorica is more effective and easier to take than any currently available treatments. See More

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