A 32-year-old member asked:
acticin (permethrin) or accutane for acne?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern answered
43 years experience Dermatology
Accutane: Acticin is permethrin, a cream used to treat scabies and other skin parasites. Accutane is a variant of vitamin a that is very useful for severe types of acne - but you'll need a prescription, and you must join a registry (called ipledge) because you cannot get pregnant while you are taking it.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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