Was Accutane really discontinued?
I was under the impression that Accutane had been discontinued but not long ago I spoke to someone who was taking it. Has it actually been discontinued for good or was it only temporarily discontinued?
Accutane stopped being manufactured in 2009 because it was at the end of it's patent and it went generic. Some generic names on the market are Absorica, Claravis, Amnesteem and Zenatane. These are all isotretinoins, just as Accutane was, and work the same way, by reducing oil production.
-Lauren, Patient Coordinator