Since its debut in 1982, Accutane had been considered the gold standard in acne treatment for people with severe inflammatory acne. But in June 2009, Roche Holding AG decided to stop distributing the drug.
Luckily there there are Accutane alternatives, so this treatment option is still available for severe acne sufferers.
If you're interested in an Accutane alternative, your options are:
- generic isotretinoin
These generic alternatives have the same side effects as Accutane, and registration in the iPledge program is required. A prescription is needed and, just like with Accutane, these medications are not right for everyone. But, for the right person, these generic options are terrific alternatives for the now non-existent Accutane brand.