Mylan Laboratories | Amnesteem (Medication)
Amnesteem/isotretinoin is a form of vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in your skin, and helps your skin renew itself more quickly. It is used to treat severe nodular acne that has not responded to other treatments, including antibiotics. ...
The most common side effects of isotretinoin are dry skin, itching, dry nose, nosebleeds, cracks in the corners of the mouth, dry mouth, and inflammation of the whites of the eyes. Joint aches also are common. Patients may develop an increase in blood cholesterol and triglycerides.
Psychiatric problems such as depression, hallucinations and suicidal behavior have been reported. Rare side effects include skin infections, peeling, sun sensitivity, hearing impairment and hepatitis. Rarely, isotretinoin can cause brain swelling, which produces nausea, vomiting, headache, and changes in vision. ...
Isotretinoin can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects. Never use isotretinoin if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not take vitamin supplements containing vitamin A while you are taking isotretinoin. Do not donate blood while taking isotretinoin and for at least 30 days after you stop taking it. ...