Accutane – it’s a brand name of active substance Isotretinoin, which is an anti-inflammatory and anti-acne drug, prescribed for the treatment of acne in children and adults.
The drug for the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases of sebaceous glands (acne) – Accutane came on market for the first time in 1982. The manufacturer of Accutane drug is the Swiss pharmaceutical company Hoffmann la Roche. During long time, Hoffmann la Roche was the only company producing Accutane drug and supplying it on the pharmaceutical market not just within the USA, but all over the world.
In year 2002, the patent on production of the active substance Isotretinoin had expired, therefore Hofmann la Roche lost the exclusive rights to sell the anti-acne drug Accutane.
In 2009, Hoffman la Roche informed the FDA about revocation of Accutane (Isotretinoin) from the U.S. Pharmaceutical market. Hoffmann la Roche explained this revocation of Accutane drug by serious competition with pharmaceutical manufacturers of cheaper generics of Accutane.
Up to date, 4 pharmaceutical companies carry out the production and sale of generics Accutane within the USA, such as: Mylan Pharmaceuticals; Barr Pharmaceuticals; Douglas Pharmaceuticals and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited.
- You can buy generic Accutane (Mylan manufacturer) under the trademark Amnesteem.
- Barr pharmaceutical company sells generic Accutane under the name of Claravis.
- New Zealand pharmaceutical company Douglas Pharmaceuticals carries out the production of generic Accutane under the trademark – Myorisan.
- One of the greatest Indian manufacturers of generic drugs – is Ranbaxy Laboratories, and it provides the retail sale of generic Accutane under the name Sotret with in the USA.
All these medications are pharmacological analogues of Accutane drug, since they all contain equal amount of the active ingredient Isotretinoin.