Absorica vs. Claravis

Are Absorica and Claravis the Same Thing?

Absorica (isotretinoin) and Claravis (isotretinoin capsules) are retinoids, a form of vitamin A, used to treat a severe form of acne called nodular acne.

Side effects of Absorica and Claravis that are similar include dry skin, chapped lips, eye inflammation (dry eyes, burning, redness, itching), and dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds.

Side effects of Absorica that are different from Claravis include mental health problems (such as depression, psychosis, or thoughts of suicide), fatigue, skin reactions such as infections or rash, bone or joint pain, difficulty moving, inflammation of the lips (including scaling, redness, pain, burning), and abdominal pain.

Both Absorica and Claravis may interact with vitamin supplements containing Vitamin A, tetracycline antibiotics, phenytoin, St. John's wort, systemic corticosteroids, and oral contraceptives.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Absorica?

Common side effects of Absorica include:

  • mental health problems (such as depression, psychosis, or thoughts of suicide),
  • fatigue,
  • skin reactions such as infections or rash,
  • dry skin,
  • bone or joint pain,
  • eye inflammation (dry eyes, burning, redness, itching),
  • difficulty moving,
  • dry nose that can lead to nosebleeds,
  • inflammation of the lips (including chapping, scaling, redness, pain, burning), and
  • abdominal pain

Contact your doctor immediately if you experience depression, thoughts of suicide, or psychosis while taking Absorica.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Claravis?

Common side effects of Claravis include:

  • dry skin,
  • chapped lips,
  • dry eyes, and
  • dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Claravis including:

What Is Absorica?

Absorica (isotretinoin) is a retinoid, a form of vitamin A, used to treat a severe form of acne called nodular acne in patients 12 years of age and older who have not been helped by other acne treatments, including antibiotics.

What Is Claravis?

Claravis (isotretinoin capsules) is a retinoid indicated for the treatment of severe recalcitrant nodular acne.

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What Drugs Interact With Absorica?

Absorica may interact with steroids, seizure medications, or tetracycline antibiotics.

Absorica may also interact with vitamin supplements containing Vitamin A, St. John's wort, and oral contraceptives.

What Drugs Interact With Claravis?

Claravis may interact with vitamin A, tetracycline antibiotics, hormonal contraceptives, St. John's Wort, phenytoin, and corticosteroids. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Claravis is not recommended for use during pregnancy; it may cause birth defects. Women must receive a negative pregnancy test before taking Claravis, and patients will be counseled to avoid pregnancy by using two forms of contraception simultaneously and continuously one month before, during and one month after Claravis therapy, unless the patient commits to continuous abstinence. It is unknown if Claravis passes into breast milk. Because of the potential for unwanted effects on nursing infants, breastfeeding is not recommended while using Claravis and for one month after stopping treatment.

How Should Absorica Be Taken?

Absorica is taken orally. The recommended dosage of 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/day is given in two divided doses for 15 to 20 weeks.

How Should Claravis Be Taken?

The recommended dosage range for Claravis is 0.5 to 1 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks.

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References
Sun Pharma. Absorica Product Information.

https://absorica.com/

Dailymed. Claravis Product Information

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/lookup.cfm?setid=a31fd109-d0fd-4ab9-ba98-a3d64333c18d

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