Isotretinoin is used in the treatment of acne.
Isotretinoin is a derivative of vitamin A. It acts on glands (sebaceous) to reduce the production of a natural substance (sebum) that causes acne. Also, the controlled sebum production kills acne-causing bacteria. It also works as an anti-inflammatory to decrease inflammation (redness and swelling).
SIDE EFFECTS :
Dry skin, Dry eye, Dermatitis, Dry lips, Nosebleeds, Back pain, Joint pain, Headache, Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the throat and nasal passages), Increased creatine phosphokinase level in blood, Lip inflammation, Reduced visual acuity.