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Accutane

Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris. The dose is 1 mg/kg body weight for an initial 4–5-month course of therapy. ...

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
36 words

... Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13 -cis -retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris . The dose is 1 mg/kg body weight for an initial 4–5-month course of therapy. It reduces sebum excretion and is...

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Isotretinoin. The synthetic retinoid derivative 13-cis-retinoic acid (Accutane) used for severe Acne vulgaris. The dose is 1 mg/kg body weight for an initial 4–5-month course of therapy. It reduces ...
Acne vulgaris

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Medicine and health, Surgery
Length:
143 words

...benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics or tretinoin (retinoic acid). • Skin hygiene and long-term administration of antibiotics, such as tetracycline, has been helpful. • Ultraviolet rays and superficial X-ray therapy are effective, but with unacceptable long-term effects. • Accutane is effective for severe acne. • Dermabrasion, laser resurfacing and collagen injections may help reduce the scarring. • A facelift procedure may reduce skin laxity, which may improve the appearance of the acne...

Health-Related Warning Message Processing

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Christopher B. Mayhorn and Michael S. Wogalter

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Health and Risk Message Design and Processing

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
11,560 words
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...for those who do not speak the language used in the warning. Hazard comprehension of symbols can have a direct influence on consumer health as illustrated by the FDA’s identification of medications used to treat a variety of clinical conditions such as recalcitrant nodular acne (Accutane), male pattern baldness (Propecia), and cancer (thalidomide). These particular substances are recognized as teratogens because they cause varying degrees of birth defects. In some cases, even brief exposure to these medications during pregnancy or prior to conception can cause...

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