Side effects Incidence
(% of patients)
Dry lips (cheilitis) 100%
Dry skin 100%
Nosebleeds 34%
Dry eyes 32%
Itching 32%
Retinoid dermatitis 32%
Joint aches 29%
Muscle aches 26%
Headaches 13%
Hair changes 11%
Nail changes 11%
Mood changes 8%
Vision changes 5%
Triglyceride levels
> 300 mg/dl
5%







Isotretinoin
Name Dosage form Manufacturer Price*
Absorica®
(rated BX**)
10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg capsule Ranbaxy® $800 - $900
Amnesteem® 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg capsule Mylan Pharms® $400 - $600
Claravis® 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg capsule Teva Pharms® $400 - $600
Myorisan® 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg capsule Douglas Pharms® $400 - $600
Sotret® 10 mg, 20 mg, 30 mg, 40 mg capsule Ranbaxy® ?
Zenatane® 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg capsule Dr. Reddy's labs® $400 - $500