Isotretinoin for Severe Acne
Isotretinoin is a powerful drug that’s used to treat the most severe cases of acne. Your doctor may recommend this drug if you have severe acne that doesn’t get better with other medications, including antibiotics
The drug is derived from vitamin A. It targets your acne by stopping the production of oil and decreasing inflammation that can lead to scarring.
Isotretinoin may be able to control your acne long-term and typically needs to be taken for 15 to 20 weeks.