Accutane – acne medicine
Accutane is known also as Roaccutane how it is known in parts of the world. Accutane it was discovered when it was given to patients with severe acne in 1979. Accutane it is a a vitamin A derivative and it is prescribe for people with severe acne that did not respond to other treatments.
Accutane it is a serious medication and causes side effects which can be as devastating as they are widespread. We don`t know exactly how accutane works on a cellular level, but what we know is the fact that accutane affects all of the four ways that acne develops.
It dramatically reduces the size of the skin’s oil glands (35%-58%) and even more dramatically reduces the amount of oil the skin produces (around 80%).
- Acne bacteria (P. acnes) live in skin oil. Since oil is so dramatically reduced, so is the amount of acne bacteria in the skin.
- It also slows down how fast the skin produces skin cells inside the pore, which helps pores from becoming clogged in the first place.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties.
Some patients have reported few negative effect while they taking accutane. And this negative effect are debilitating abdominal cramping and rapid onset, severe diarrhea. In some cases the problems ultimately lead to surgery, removing the colon and facing life with a colostomy bag. Inflammatory bowel disease is a catch-all term for a number of health problems, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
The best thing to do is discontinue use of Accutane until it has been proven to be connected to the bowel disease. Living with acne is easier that living with the side effects of Accutane.