Doryx vs. Accutane

Are Doryx and Accutane the Same Thing?

Doryx MPC (doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets) and Accutane (isotretinoin) are used to treat acne.

Doryx MPC is also used to treat rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, specific bacterial infections, ophthalmic infections, anthrax [including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)], alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin is contraindicated, adjunctive therapy in acute intestinal amebiasis, and prophylaxis of malaria.

Doryx and Accutane belong to different drug classes. Doryx MPC is a tetracycline antibiotic and Accutane is a retinoid.

The brand name Accutane is discontinued in the U.S., but generic formulations are available.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Doryx?

Common side effects of Doryx include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Accutane?

Common side effects of Accutane include:

What is Doryx?

Doryx MPC (doxycycline hyclate delayed-release tablets) is a tetracycline class antibiotic indicated for rickettsial infections, sexually transmitted infections, respiratory tract infections, specific bacterial infections, ophthalmic infections anthrax [including inhalational anthrax (post-exposure)], alternative treatment for selected infections when penicillin is contraindicated, adjunctive therapy in acute intestinal amebiasis and severe acne, and prophylaxis of malaria.

What is Accutane?

Accutane (isotretinoin) is a retinoid used for the treatment and prevention of severe acne. The brand name Accutane is discontinued in the U.S., but generic formulations are available.

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What Drugs Interact With Doryx?

Administration of botulinum toxin with other agents (for example, aminoglycosides, curare) that affect neuromuscular function may increase the effect of botulinum toxin.

What Drugs Interact With Accutane?

Accutane may interact with steroids, seizure medications, or tetracycline antibiotics

How Should Doryx Be Taken?

The usual dosage of Doryx MPC is 240 mg on the first day of treatment (administered 120 mg every 12 hours) followed by a maintenance dose of 120 mg daily.

How Should Accutane Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Accutane is 0.5 to 2 mg per kg of body weight daily.

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References


MaynePharma. Doryx Product Monograph.

http://www.doryx.com/

FDA. Accutane Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2008/018662s059lbl.pdf

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