Roaccutane contains isotretinoin – a substance related to vitamin A, and one of a group of medicines called retinoids (for treatment of acne).
Roaccutane is used to treat severe forms of acne (such as nodular or conglobate acne, or acne that is at risk of causing permanent scarring) in adults and adolescents. You will use Roaccutane when your acne has not got better with anti-acne treatments, including antibiotics and skin treatments.
Roaccutane should not be used to treat prepubertal acne and not in children aged less than 12 years of age.
Roaccutane treatment must be supervised by a dermatologist (a doctor specialised in the treatment of skin problems).