New Accutane Requirements

Starting January 1, 2006 people with severe acne who need Accutane (isotretinoin), must enroll in the FDA's new iPLEDGE program through a physician who is also enrolled.

In an effort to reduce the number of birth defects caused by isotretinoin, these new rules require anyone involved in the use or distribution of Accutane to be registered in iPLEDGE and to abide by its reporting requirements.

Specifically, users of Accutane (or any other drug containing isotretinoin) must do the following:

Everyone:

* must be registered in iPLEDGE by your doctor, who must also be registered.

* must understand that severe birth defects can occur with use of isotretinoin by a female who could become pregnant.

* must receive and read educational materials with safety information about isotretinoin and about iPLEDGE program requirements.

* must sign an Informed Consent form that contains warnings about the risks of isotretinoin.

* must fill your prescription for isotretinoin within 7 days of your doctor visit.

* must agree to see your doctor every month during treatment for a progress check-up and to get a new prescription for isotretinoin.

Women of childbearing age, in addition:

* must not be pregnant or breast-feeding.

* must have 2 negative pregnancy tests before starting isotretinoin, a negative pregnancy test every month during treatment, and a negative pregnancy test 1 month after treatment has ended.

* must use 2 different forms of birth control at all times unless you agree not to have heterosexual intercourse for 1 month before isotretinoin treatment, during treatment, and for 1 month after treatment has ended.

* must sign a second Informed Consent form with warnings about the risks of birth defects if pregnancy occurs before or during isotretinoin treatment.

* must access the iPLEDGE program on the Internet or by telephone before starting isotretinoin, once a month during treatment, and 1 month after ending treatment to answer questions about program requirements and to enter the 2 forms of birth control you have chosen.

The above is not a complete listing of program requirements.

For more information, visit www.ipledgeprogram.com or telephone 1-866-495-0654.

Visit Ron's website Latest-Acne-Solutions for the lastest research into acne relief.

Copyright 2005 Ron King. This article may be reprinted as long as the resource box is left intact and all links are hyperlinked.

http://medworm.com/rss/search.php?t=Acne&f=c
In The News:

How to get rid of teen acne  Mumbai MirrorDon't let that zit get you down. Here's how to treat it right.
Deal with acne scars the right way  Sports Interactive Network PhilippinesSo now you've gotten rid of that pesky pimple on the tip of your nose, thanks to our home remedies. Usually, the problem ends there as if there was never a ...
The Exact Routine A Top Dermatologist Prescribed To Treat My Acne  Refinery29I saw a top dermatologist for help treating my acne — and this is the exact routine she prescribed.
Dr. Dennis Gross Acne Mask Review: Here's How It Works  GlamourDermatologist-backed skin care brand Dr. Dennis Gross launched a $435 LED light-therapy device. We talked to experts to see whether the acne mask is really.
What you’re doing wrong if your acne is visible even after applying makeup  VOGUE India - Before it's in Fashion, it's in VogueAcne can be a complicated skincare concern in itself, but concealing it is another ballgame. If you haven't managed to crack the code, read on for the common ...
All The Products A Dermatologist Prescribed One R29 Staffer For Her Acne  Refinery29From antibiotics to a handful of stripped back skincare products, here's everything a top dermatologist prescribed one R29 staffer for her acne.
This acne gel that used to require a prescription is now on Amazon for $22 — and it completely cleared up my blemishes  Business InsiderDifferin is a prescription strength retinoid acne treatment, and you used to need a prescription for it. Now, it's on Amazon for $20. I tried it and it worked wonders ...
We Tried $346 Worth Of Acne Products — & Our Favorite Is Less Than $20  Refinery29The future of beauty is here — and you're invited. Check out the rest of our 2018 Refinery29 Beauty Innovator Awards winners for a full look at the products, ...
Natural extracts outweigh synthetic antibiotics for acne treatment  Dermatology TimesCombined plant-based therapy is more effective for treating mild-to-moderate acne than a synthetic antibiotic.
Acne Studios Fall 2019 Menswear Collection  Vogue.comWhen it comes to his part in the fashion playground, Jonny Johansson said this afternoon that he always feels like a double outsider: “Because we're from ...
Acne Studios Champions the Outsider With Eclectic FW19 Collection  HighsnobietyACNE studios' FW19 collection was a celebration of those who fall outside of convention. Peep the clothes here and let us know your thoughts.
Kendall Jenner gets little sympathy for sharing her story of ‘debilitating’ acne  Yahoo FinanceKendall Jenner has returned to promoting Proactiv skin care products and shared a lengthy statement about having been “anxious, helpless and insecure” ...
Acne advice for returning students  Health24For teens with mild acne, the first step is to try over-the-counter creams, gels or lotions applied directly to affected areas.
Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome  Medical News TodayAcne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters ...
How to Get Rid of Chest Acne - Treatments for Pimples on Chest  Men's HealthDo you have breakouts or pimples on your chest? Here are the best products to get rid of chest acne, from cleansers to moisturizers and spot treatments.
Can Going Vegan Cause Acne? You Might Be Surprised At How The Change Could Impact Your Skin  BustleWith the New Year comes a boat load of new trends across fashion, social media, and, of course, food. Each year it seems like more and more people are ...
Managing Teenage Acne  The New York TimesIf the face a teenager presents to the world is marred by prominent lesions of acne, the ordinary stresses of adolescence can be that much more difficult to ...
Can a pill really cure adult acne?  The TelegraphTeenage spots are one thing, but tackling them alongside the wrinkles and dryness that come as part of ageing? That feels like a double blow. And it's one that ...
Medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome: Study  Times NowNew York: Researchers have found that a common acne medication has the potential to alter the microbiome of the skin, raising the possibility of developing ...
Dairy and acne - Reasons why milk and other dairy products may cause acne and breakouts  Times NowOily food and junk may cause acne and other skin problems. But, otherwise very healthy dairy products can also lead to acne and breakouts because of the ...
Study Shows Antibiotic Use for Acne is Decreasing While Surgery-Associated Use is Increasing  Infection Control TodayThe use of antibiotics to treat inflammatory skin conditions like acne and rosacea is decreasing over time, but there has been an increase in prescriptions ...
Acne treatment: Four topical creams and products to treat the skin condition  ExpressACNE TREATMENT can vary depending on the severity of the skin condition. Severe acne may require prescription medication, but more mild acne can often be ...
Acne-preventing ice cream study best served with a grain of salt  The TakeoutA new study published in the Journal Of Dairy Science suggests that a new acne treatment may be on the horizon, and it comes in the form of the food I most ...
The 5 Best Concealers for Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists  SELFTo help avoid making acne breakouts worse while trying to cover them up, we asked dermatologists for recommendations for best concealers for acne-prone ...
How I found light at the end of the very dark tunnel that acne plunged me into  The GuardianThe acne and its after-effects have shaped my character in ways I'm only now beginning to understand. Mostly positive.
Kendall Jenner Is Facing Serious Backlash After Her Over-Hyped Announcement About Acne  Health.comThe Kardashian Jenner clan has a way of, well, getting people's attention. And that's exactly what Kris Jenner did over the weekend when she tweeted that ...
How woman, 22, banished her acne in less than a year with the help of three products  Daily MailElizabeth Claire, 22, an Instagrammer from Sydney, has revealed that dealing with her skin has taken a toll on her mental health but she has managed to turn ...
Kendall Jenner Claims Proactiv Cured Her Acne in a New Ad Campaign, but Is It True?  The Fashion SpotProactiv, a company best known for its three-step acne system, has tapped Kendall Jenner as its newest spokesperson. To announce the partnership, Proactiv ...
Acne: What you need to know - Harvard Health Blog  Harvard HealthWhen the teenage years arrive, they often come with those annoying, distinctive pimples on the face, and often on the chest and back too. These little skin ...
Acne Studios Celebrates Counter-Cultures for FW19  HYPEBEASTSwedish label Acne Studios returned to Paris Fashion Week to officially unveil its Fall/Winter 2019 collection, which drew influences from different ...
This Is the LED Mask Dermatologists Recommend for Acne-Prone Skin  SELFNeutrogena's Light Therapy Acne mask uses LED lights to fight acne. The blue light fights p. acnes, an acne-causing bacteria, while the red light fights sun ...
How to Treat Your Acne Breakouts in the Winter  Allure MagazineHere, dermatologists and aestheticians explain why your skin is breaking out (and why they get worse) in the middle of winter. Turns out, the flare-ups could be ...
8 Best Face Masks for Acne 2019 - Top Masks for Clearer Skin  ELLE.comThere's a perfect mask for everything, but what about a mask that can solve all your acne problems? Ahead, find eight dermatologist-approved face masks for ...
Acne: Preventing and Reducing Scarring  News-Medical.netScarring is a common side effect of acne that occurs when the deep parts of the skin tissue become irreversibly damaged and are replaced by scar tissue.
Skincare Alphabet: C is for Charcoal, your new anti-acne saviour  VOGUE India - Before it's in Fashion, it's in VogueCharcoal is an anti-acne super ingredient for skin care. Whether you'd like to sip or slather on this inky trend, here's all that you need to know about it.
Study raises potential for development of skin microbiome-based acne treatments  Medical XpressIsotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming.
Altreno: The New Prescription Retinoid Lotion for Adult Acne, Explained  Allure MagazineAltreno is a new prescription tretinoin (retinoid) that fights acne while also keeping skin hydrated at the same time. It's formulated specifically to minimize the ...
The Best Face Masks for Acne-Prone Skin  InStyleThere's no magic spell that'll fix acne overnight, but these formulas will soothe and simmer breakouts. The best face masks for acne, right this way.
Why double cleansing is an important skincare step in fighting acne  VOGUE India - Before it's in Fashion, it's in VogueSkin care tip for acne: Double cleansing is exactly what it says it is—a two-step process to rid skin of all makeup and surface impurities.
Your Skin on Stress: Acne, Hives, Rash, Bumps, Hair Loss, and More  HealthlineWe've all heard, at one point or another, that beauty starts from within. And for good reason: Your skin is your body's largest organ. External issues can be a ...
Kendall Jenner Finally Sets The Record Straight On Her Acne - And It's Empowering  Vogue.co.ukEverything Miss Vogue knows about Kendall Jenner and her acne.
Data on safety, effectiveness of common acne drug unreliable, some researchers say  Reuters(Reuters Health) - - Isotretinoin, a drug for severe chronic acne, has long been linked to miscarriages, birth defects and other serious problems, but a research ...
What the doc wants you to know before you use benzoyl peroxide on acne  VOGUE India - Before it's in Fashion, it's in VogueSkin care tips for acne-prone skin: We quizzed celebrity dermatologist and author Dr Jaishree Sharad about the best spot treatments for pimples—from benzoyl ...
Acne problems: Side effects of anti-pimple isotretinoin drug Roaccutane  NEWS.com.auI was 21 years old. I had just come home from five glorious days of camping, sun, friends and no mirrors or smartphones to speak of. Now my dad was staring at ...
How to predict a skin breakout: L'Oreal's pH sensor spots acne or ecze  Fast CompanyIn the near future, L'Oreal hopes you will not have to deal with eczema, atopic dermatitis, or acne breakouts. Instead, you'll be able to pre-empt these skin ...
Medication for severe acne alters skin microbiome  Washington University in St. Louis NewsroomIsotretinoin, a form of vitamin A, has been prescribed to treat acne for decades. It reduces oil production in the skin, which helps prevent acne from forming.
Acne Studios Takes Minority Investment | Breaking News, News & Analysis  The Business of FashionSTOCKHOLM, Sweden — Acne Studios has sold minority stakes to China-focused investment firm IDG Capital and Hong Kong-based I.T Group, ending almost ...
Elyse Knowles reveals skin battle against pimples, acne | Photo  NEWS.com.auDays after model Elyse Knowles shared confronting images of her painful eye surgery, the Myer ambassador took to her Instagram account again, this time ...
Why Kendall Jenner's 'Beautiful' Older Sisters Made Her Struggle with Acne Even Harder  PEOPLE.comKendall Jenner opens up about receiving support from her sisters while struggling with acne.
The Relationship Between Vitamin B12 and Acne  One Green PlanetWhile B12 is an incredibly important and essential vitamin for your body, overconsumption via supplements or diet can aggravate sensitive skin and cause ...
The $37 exfoliator hailed as a 'wonder' treatment for acne - and it starts to work in 30 minutes  Daily MailAsk any former acne sufferer what their cure-all treatment is and you'll most likely get an array of answers - but one product sold in Australia keeps being named ...
8 Acne Treatment Products from Ulta's Love Your Skin Sale  TeenVogue.comNew Year, New You…right? In 2019, we're starting with our skin. Specifically: acne-prone skin. And Ulta is here to help, kicking off the year with their “Love Your ...
This Is What It Means if You Enjoy Watching Pimple Popping Videos  menshealth.comIt's been about four years since Sandra Lee, M.D., AKA Dr. Pimple Popper, posted a video of herself extracting tiny cysts and pore clogs from a patient's face.
Better safety profile for new retinoid in development  Dermatology TimesRole of retinoids in acne set to be cemented further with advent of first fourth generation product.
Acne Studios sells minority stake  FashionUnited UKSwedish brand Acne Studios has sold minority stakes, 41 percent, to IDG Capital and I.T. Group, according to news reports from WWD and Business of Fashion.
Novel Oral Antibiotic Treatment Seysaratm (Sarecycline) Now Available  BioSpaceNovel Oral Antibiotic Treatment Seysaratm (Sarecycline) Now Available - read this article along with other careers information, tips and advice on BioSpace.
5 Retinol Serums Dermatologists Actually Use On Themselves  Refinery29Remember the great kale takeover that dominated the zeitgeist a few years back? As production of the leafy green grew by more than 60% between 2007 and ...
The Best Moisturizers for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin  Health.comHave skin that's oily and acne-prone with open pores? These ultra lightweight moisturizers will hydrate skin without clogging pores or causing breakouts.
Rose Aloe Vera: A Homemade Skin Toner to Treat Acne & Other Skin Problems This Winter  Krishi JagranToning the skin after cleansing and before moisturizing is an important part of everyday life. It is highly recommended to tone the skin to keep it healthy and ...
I Thought the Broken Capillaries on My Face Were Acne Scars — Here's How I Got Rid of Them  POPSUGARI don't have severe acne, but I've certainly had bouts of troublesome and angry skin from time to time, which led to scarring . . . or so I thought. The.
Zydus Cadila Gets U.S. FDA Nod To Market Acne Drug  BloombergQuintDrug firm Zydus Cadila said it has received final nod from the U.S. health regulator to market Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide gel, used in the ...
14 Best Full-Coverage Concealers for Acne Scars and Dark Circles  Allure MagazineAll these full-coverage concealers are intensely pigmented with a comfortable, lightweight feel, and they're ranked by price, amount, and shade range.
Zydus gets final USFDA approval for acne gel  BSI bureauZydus Cadila has received the final approval from the USFDA to market Clindamycin Phosphate and Benzoyl Peroxide Gel, (US RLD – DUAC® Gel), 1.2%/5%.
Prevents acne, purifies blood & helps with weight loss: Many benefits of fennel seeds  Economic TimesHeres a list of superpowers that you did not know fennel seeds possess.
Best Clay Mask for All Skin Types  Marie ClaireClay masks are an easy and natural skincare option for anyone looking to deeply cleanse their skin or target specific concerns, like acne. Here, the 12 best clay ...
Standards body warns acne drug may cause birth defects  BusinessLineCDSCO re-issues guidelines on the usage of Isotretinoin.
KUWTK: Kendall Jenner relieves acne agony  Emirates 24|7Kendall Jenner "ran home crying" after school every day because everyone stared at her acne.Photo: InstagramThe 23-year-old model began suffering with ...
The Dermatologist-Approved Guide to Getting Rid of Facial Redness  ELLE.comDr. David Lortscher, board-certified dermatologist explains why our faces turn red, how to prevent facial flush, and products to avoid.
7 expert beauty predictions for 2019, from ampoules to acne treatments - Beauty from Xposé - Virgin Media Television  virginmediatelevision.ieThe beauty industry evolves so quickly it can be hard to keep up. New brands emerge, make-up trends flourish (then just as swiftly disappear), celebrities ...
Global Anti Acne Cosmetics Market 2019: Clinique, Proactiv, Murad, Neutrogena  Be Internet NewsGlobal Anti Acne Cosmetics Market appears as the most significant market which strongly impacts on the global economy. Anti Acne Cosmetics market acts as a ...
11 Best Tinted Moisturizers With SPF 2019, According to Skin Pros  Prevention.comThe best tinted moisturizers offer hydrating ingredients, buildable coverage, and SPF. Here, dermatologists and makeup artists share their favorite products for ...
Skin Changes, Risk for Severe Acneiform Eruptions Seen With EGFR Inhibitor Therapy  Dermatology AdvisorInstrumental evaluation has demonstrated rapid inflammatory changes of the skin associated with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors and ...
DUI suspect told police acne medication got her drunk faster  69News WFMZ-TVBethlehem police said her passenger sustained serious injuries in the December crash.
‘Pimples are in’ – the rise of the acne positivity movement  The GuardianFrom Justin Bieber to Lorde, celebrities and bloggers are going bare-faced on social media and opening up about skin problems. And with 25% of women over ...
Kendall Jenner relieves acne agony | Entertainment  Pampa NewsKendall Jenner "ran home crying" after school every day because everyone stared at her acne.
DUI suspect tells police acne medication got her drunk faster  69News WFMZ-TVBethlehem police said her passenger sustained serious injuries in the December crash.
Genetic study of people with acne raises prospect of new treatment  The GuardianResearchers think differences in hair follicle shape may increase risk of condition.
Why You Have Adult Acne, and How to Get Rid of It  The New York TimesAs the incidence of adult acne rises to “epidemic proportions,” pimple products designed for grown-ups — acne patches, among them — are quickly catching on.
6 Signs Your Adult Acne May Indicate A Greater Health Issue  BustleUnfortunately, breakouts aren't just something that happen when you are a teenager. Acne can happen at any age, and it's something you may have to manage ...
A New Acne Vaccine: Dermatologists Weigh In  The AtlanticDermatologists are cautiously optimistic that a new vaccine could work better than so many other flawed treatments.
6 Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Back Acne Once And For All  NDTV NewsAcne is a skin a condition which can happen to anyone at any age. Acne mostly causes pimples, which can appear on any part of your body, including your back ...
Acne causes, triggers and treatment  NetdoctorPlagued by bad skin? Acne can wreak havoc with your self-esteem and often appears at the worst possible time. We speak to Consultant Dermatologist Dr ...
Home Remedies For Pimples & Blackheads By Celeb Dermatologist Kiran Lohia  NDTV NewsAcne is a chronic inflammatory skin condition which causes pimples and spots on the skin. It can be prevented by taking special care of the skin and by eating ...
This New Acne Vaccine Could Help Cure Your Skin Problems  NDTV NewsDo you often suffer from acne? Take heart, a potential vaccine that targets the bacterial toxins may soon be on the anvil, say researchers. Instead of invading ...
The best ways to get rid of cystic acne, according to experts  Business InsiderCystic acne is notoriously hard to treat but it's not impossible. INSIDER talked to dermatologists to figure out the best way to treat cystic pimples.
Why some people get more acne in the winter  Global NewsBreaking out in colder months? It could be a result of your cleansing routine.
You Can Stop Stress Acne (Even If You Can't Totally Stop Stress)  GreatistWe checked in with dermatologists for their best advice on how to handle stress acne. You may not be able to eliminate stress from your life, but at least you can ...
How to Treat Different Types of Acne  Reader's DigestAcne is the most common skin problem in the United States. Here are the best treatments for different types of acne.
This 'Miracle' Chinese Medicine Promises To Banish Adult Acne For Good  Glamour UKFemale adult acne is on the rise, but this 'miracle' Chinese medicine promises to banish breakouts for good.
10 Best Cystic-Acne Treatments 2018  New York MagazineWe consulted three dermatologists about the best cystic-acne treatments, from benzoyl peroxide solutions from Clean & Clear to salicylic acid treatments from ...
Here’s Why You Get More Acne in the Winter — And How to Fix It  TIMEPimples and acne can flare up in the winter, since your skin produces more sebum in dry, cold weather. Here's how to fight breakouts.
When It’s Time to See a Doctor About Your Teen’s Acne  Health Essentials from Cleveland ClinicPimples are par for the course during teenage years, thanks to hormonal changes that increase the skin's oil production during puberty. That oil mixes with dead ...
Acne could be caused by your genes and the shape of your hair follicles, according to new research  INSIDERAcne can feel like one of the most irritating and debilitating conditions to have, and it affects most people at some point or another in their lives. Mild acne can be ...
When Should Men See a Dermatologist for Adult Acne?  Health Essentials from Cleveland ClinicGuys, still breaking out in your 20s (er, or 30s)? Dermatologist Alok Vij, MD, explains when you should seek help for adult acne — and what help's available.
This Woman’s Skin Is Going Viral on Reddit for Looking So Damn Smooth  Cosmopolitan.comOne woman on Reddit's Makeupaddiction subreddit is going viral for posting selfies of her perfectly smooth, glowy skin, along with her no-makeup makeup look.
10 things you're doing that are giving you body acne, according to dermatologists  INSIDERBody acne can be uncomfortable and painful. From not showering after exercise to getting stressed out, here are the things that cause body acne.
How to Use Acne Products on Black Skin for PIH and Scarring - Acne Scar Treatments for Dark Skin Tones  Cosmopolitan.comFact: Darker skin is more prone to hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and scarring. And your irritating acne products can actually make your skin a billion times ...
Psychological stress as acne cause  Dermatology TimesIncreased stress is strongly correlated with greater acne severity a study of medical students published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology ...

The Truth About Acne Skin Care

Let's face it, you are engaged in an ongoing battle... Read More

Silver Bullet for Acne? - I Dont Think So!

I read a report recently discussing the success of the... Read More

Are You Sure Your Diet Doesnt Affect Your Acne?

For those of you who have met me, you know... Read More

Help! I Need Acne Skin Care Products!

If you suffer from acne, you may need acne skin... Read More

Conquering Your Acne - A Few Helpful Tips

Acne is the all-encompassing term that refers to blemishes, blackheads,... Read More

Adult Acne Treatment ? Simple Solutions

Are you one of the millions of adults who have... Read More

Eczema and Acne Herbs For a Powerful Footbath

In 1979, Maurice Messe'gue', the famous French herbalist, who practiced... Read More

Treating Acne At Home

Home treatment for acne offers many treatment possibilities. If you... Read More

How Mental Attitude and Digestion Affect Acne

Mental attitudeAcne is an expression of toxins in the body... Read More

How To Alleviate Your Acne Problem

Acne brings huge problems to teenagers. Teenagers who have acne... Read More

Birth Control Pill for Acne

There are quite a few prescription medications used to combat... Read More

Acne Scars

Acne is an inflammation of the skin that affects people... Read More

Colon Cleaning May Help Acne Sufferers

Many doctors and alternative medicine practitioners believe that one essential... Read More

The Importance of Water in Caring For Acne

The benefits of water as part of our daily lives... Read More

Some Healthy Ways to Fight Acne

Acne is a major concern for most of the teenagers.... Read More

Back Acne Havoc

If you are between 10 to 40 you have great... Read More

6 Steps to Clear, Acne-Free Skin

6 Steps to Clear, Acne-Free SkinHundreds of medications, treatments, cleansers... Read More

Acne Care for Adults

Roughly 20% of acne cases being treated in the United... Read More

Battle Blemishes

Every individual has different skin needs. But what doesn't differ... Read More

Acne Program - Step 12 Change The Way You Think

Your thoughts have a lot to do with why you... Read More

How to Eliminate Your Acne and HAVE FUN at the Same Time!

Have you ever wondered why we have acne and even... Read More

8 Simple Steps for Treating Adult Acne

The number people over 30 needing acne treatments has climbed... Read More

Acne Treatments that Work

Two of the best-known treatments for acne include phototherapy and... Read More

A Clear Complexion Made Easy

Getting clear skin is a simple matter of paying attention... Read More

Acne Program- Step 3: Relieve Your Constipation with a Three Day Mini-Juice Fast

Getting your bowels moving and cleaning out your colon is... Read More

http://medworm.com/rss/search.php?t=Acne&f=c