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Acticin (permethrin) or Accutane for acne?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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