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Chemotherapy Drug

Its not a failed chemotherapy drug, but it was originally created to battle cancer. The lessoning of acne was noticed in patients later. Many drugs that are created for one initial purpose end up getting prescribed because they aid in another. Spironolactone is another common hormone therapy drug used by women on this board that was initially created to treat various conditions like heart disease, hypertension, and liver disease.

To answer your other question, yes, it can effect the entire body on a cellular level. This is from the sticky threads: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...ic-t233562.html There's a lot of information in there and much more studies on the internet.

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Siava is right, however it is still used as it was orginal designed for chemo, mainly in nueroblastoma, pancreas, bladder and other cancers. Roche is the leading maker of Chemo drugs.

I would advise you to review all the information, read the info given to you that comes with accutane and make sure you have severe disfiguring acne. If not then I would advise no more then 10-20mg and to make sure you pay attention to your body, some have had reactions on low doses.

It is hard to tell how it will react on one's individual body.

good luck

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