2 thoughts on “Isotretinoin, also known as 13-cis-retinoic acid (and colloquially referred to by its former brand name Accutane or Roaccutane)1 min read

  1. Do see the website Olly’s Friendship Foundation.org.uk
    We are part of a group of parents who all lost our youngsters on this prescribed medication, and on the 2 linked Facebook pages we tell our experiences in the hope that we can save others from the hell that we have all been through. Acne is very depressing in itself, but to add this chemotherapy drug, which has dire effects, being Vitamin A and therefore toxic, to the problem, seems total madness, and although a lucky number of people seem initially helped with their skin, often the dire effects, including colon and pancreas damage as well as awful neurological effects, appear long after stopping the drug. All the details are on our site under ‘RoAccutane’. We aim to raise awareness and save as many people from suicide as we can. Best wishes, Heather and David

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