Beware of illegal acne meds
You may know this medicine by one of its brand names — Absorica®, Accutane®, Amnesteem®, Claravis®, Myorisan®, Sotret®, or Zenatane™. The generic name is isotretinoin. Some people have been buying this medicine from websites that do not require a prescription. Only fake online pharmacies do not require a prescription for this medicine.
Buying medicine from a fake online pharmacy puts your health at risk. You could get counterfeit medicine and develop serious side effects. One woman developed scars on her face after taking a medicine that she thought was isotretinoin. She bought it from an online pharmacy that did not require a prescription.
To protect your health, only take isotretinoin if a doctor prescribes it. And, always fill the prescription at a pharmacy that asks for the prescription. To learn more about this medicine, visit Isotretinoin.
Dermatologists share their insight
During the Summer Academy Meeting held earlier this month, some dermatologists took time to share their insight about some common skin conditions. You’ll find this insight, which includes plenty of helpful tips in the following news releases:
Acne comes of age earlier
Proper skin care lays the foundation for successful acne and rosacea treatment
Saving face: Dermatologists helping patients identify source of facial allergic contact dermatitis
Dermatologists have a leg up on newer minimally invasive treatments for leg veins
Dermatologists urge the public to take non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosis seriously