Accutane or Roaccutane

(generic name isotretinoin)



Hundreds of drugs still pose the risk of birth abnormalities. It is a retinoid, meaning it derives from vitamin A and is found in small quantities naturally in the body.

 Accutane, or Roaccutane (generic name isotretinoin) Amnesteem are members of a family of drugs called retinoids which are known to cause a number of very serious birth defects, and has been implicated as a possible cause of cleft lip and cleft palate. Isotretinoin is derived from vitamin A.


Oral isotretinoin is marketed under various trade names, most commonly Accutane (Roche), Amnesteem (Mylan), Claravis (Barr), Decutan (Actavis), Isotane (Pacific Pharmaceuticals), Sotret (Ranbaxy), Oratane (Genepharm Australasia) or Roaccutane (Roche), Izotek (BlauFarma); while topical isotretinoin is most commonly marketed under the trade names Isotrex or Isotrexin (Stiefel).


What is even more terrifying is that the drugs are aimed at teenagers for the treatment of ACNE.

Accutane and Roaccutane This drug is NOT manufactured by Celgene the suppliers of Thalidomide or Revlimid, but the pharmaceutical giants Roche.