Thanks to the amazing invention of the airplane, the world is extremely well connected. Additionally, the creation of the internet has allowed for rapid and easy communication. It’s a time to be joyful except we seem determined not to learn from developed countries around us. At a time we are submerged in litigation alleging many of our drugs are unsafe and cause more harm than good, there’s news from New Zealand that at least one of the contentious drugs can be used safely. We need to echo this story throughout the ages. Because this acne treatment can cause serious birth defects, it’s one of the most dangerous drugs a pregnant woman can take. This made it a big challenge for the FDA. There was no doubt of its effectiveness and, in psychological terms, acne is a serious illness. In the end, the FDA licensed the drug but with heavy warnings its use should be carefully controlled. Therefore, it should have been obvious to everyone that this drug is leagues away from something like Advil or Ibuprofen. This is not the place to analyze the failures of the FDA. Suffice it to say, they have not surrounded themselves in positivity.
Accutane is an acne treatment medication availble only by prescription. Accutane contains isotretinoin or Vitamin A, in significant concentration. This helps stop the production of oil in your skin, which is one of the top causes of acne. Thus the drug is often used to treat cases of severe acne, as it is a powerful drug. Although it is beneficial for many, it is not without its risks and side effects. This is especially important if you are pregnant, so it is recommended that you take a pregnancy test before beginning treatment. Accutane is currently available in either oral or cream form.
Accutane has been around for a while, meaning there has been many chances to study it. It is produced by Hoffman-La-Roche and was first granted FDA approval in 1982. Over the years, Accutane has proven to be successful for many people and has provided many positive results, but it has also been the cause of several unfortunate side effects. It is not the right treatment for everyone.
Prednisone is a popular drug first released in the market in the year 1955. But what is prednisone and why is it so popular for the treatment of common allergies? Although the drug is used for other indications and is even used together with anti cancer drugs, the steroid is also a good choice for suppressing allergic reactions. To understand the drug more, it is best to understand steroids in general.
Steroids are normally produced by the body through the adrenal glands. They help control inflammation making them effective in treating allergies. Steroids also help in controlling salt and water balance, metabolism and can even control immune function. The latter function explains why the drug is also used for patients with leukemia. Basically, when this drug is used properly, it will save lives. There are of course some side effects but these are usually very minimal and can be controlled through the management of your physician.