Is Zenatane the same as Accutane?

Is Zenatane the same as Accutane?

Zenatane, a therapeutic equivalent to Accutane, is approved for marketing only under a special restricted distribution program (iPLEDGE) approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as it can cause severe birth defects.

How fast does Zenatane work?

The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment. Your acne may worsen during the first few days of taking this drug, and it may take up to 1-2 months before you notice the full benefit of this medication.

Why was Zenatane discontinued?

The decision was made for “business reasons,” Roche announced in a news release. Those reasons include declining sales: Accutane sales now make up less than 5% of the isotretinoin market. Another big reason: Personal injury lawsuits, which Roche is aggressively defending.

Can you drink alcohol on Zenatane?

Do not drink alcohol while you are taking ISOtretinoin. You may have unpleasant side effects such as fast heartbeats, warmth or redness under your skin, tingly feeling, nausea, and vomiting. Check your food and medicine labels to be sure these products do not contain alcohol.

Does Zenatane cause depression?

Zenatane may cause depression, psychosis and, rarely, suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, suicide, and aggressive and/or violent behaviors. No mechanism of action has been established for these events (see ADVERSE REACTIONS: Psychiatric).

Can you overdose on Zenatane?

Zenatane Overdose If you take too much this medication, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center, or seek emergency medical attention right away. If this medication is administered by a healthcare provider in a medical setting, it is unlikely that an overdose will occur.

Is Zenatane safe?

There is an extremely high risk that severe birth defects will result if pregnancy occurs while taking Zenatane in any amount, even for short periods of time. Potentially any fetus exposed during pregnancy can be affected.