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Isotretinoin is part of the Retinoids class and treats Acne. Retinoids are a form of vitamin A that are used to treat acne, skin discoloration, facial wrinkles, Kaposi's sarcoma, psoriasis, and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. They work by helping the skin heal and develop normally. Isotretinoin is only available as a generic drug. Compare retinoids.
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Weird Taste in Your Mouth? These Drugs Could Be the Cause

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 17, 2017

First, a little reminder about taste. Our sensory system for taste is remarkably sensitive, made possible by our taste buds. Taste buds are each made up of taste receptor cells which bind to small molecules related to flavor. Through sensory nerves, the receptors relay the taste information to the brain and this allows us to discern five basic tastes (sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami/savory). See More

These 11 Prescriptions May Cause Ringing in the Ears

Dr. Sharon Orrange - July 26, 2017

Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a perception of sound in one or both ears in the absence of an external source. It’s often described by patients as buzzing, ringing, or whooshing.

Tinnitus can be a continuous sound or occur intermittently and while there is often no known cause, there are a handful of medications that can contribute. “Ototoxic medications” are those that may damage the inner ear. See More

These 10 Drugs Could Harm Your Eyes

Dr. Sharon Orrange - June 25, 2017

Your eyes have a combination of a relatively small size with a rich blood supply that makes them extra vulnerable to negative side effects from medications.

These side effects vary—and may involve the lens, retina or cornea. If you’re older, or using a medication at a high dose for a longer period of time, be aware that your risk will be higher.

Here are ten oral medications known to have adverse effects on the eye:

  1. Alendronate (Fosamax) is taken once a week and belongs to a class of medications used for osteoporosis called bisphosphonates.
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