ISOTRETINOIN
















  • Data from study where the average cumulative dose was 170 mg/kg
  • Reference [3]
Side effects Incidence
(% of patients)
Dry lips (cheilitis) 100%
Dry skin 100%
Nosebleeds 34%
Dry eyes 32%
Itching 32%
Retinoid dermatitis 32%
Joint aches 29%
Muscle aches 26%
Headaches 13%
Hair changes 11%
Nail changes 11%
Mood changes 8%
Vision changes 5%
Triglyceride levels > 300 mg/dl 5%










  • * Price based on cost of thirty 40 mg capsules
  • Absorica® is rated BX and cannot be substituted for with other isotretinoin products
Isotretinoin
Name Dosage form Price*
Absorica®
(rated BX)
10, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 mg capsule $800 - $900
Amnesteem® 10, 20, 40 mg capsule $150 - $250
Claravis® 10, 20, 30, 40 mg capsule $150 - $250
Myorisan® 10, 20, 30, 40 mg capsule $150 - $250
Zenatane® 10, 20, 30, 40 mg capsule $150 - $250














Primary form Secondary forms
Tubal sterilization Male latex condom
Partner's vasectomy Diaphragm with spermicide
Copper IUD and Mirena® Cervical cap with spermicide
Combination oral contraceptive pills Vaginal sponge
Ortho Evra® patch
Depo Provera®
Nuvaring®
Implanon® implant