Drug Interactions With Isotretinoin
Several medicines may cause negative drug interactions with isotretinoin, including certain antibiotics, corticosteroids, and progestin-only birth control pills. These interactions can increase your risk for certain health conditions, such as osteoporosis or pseudotumor cerebri. If drug interactions with isotretinoin are a concern, make sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting any other medications.
Isotretinoin (Accutane®, Absorica™, Amnesteem™, Claravis™, Sotret®) can potentially interact with several other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to isotretinoin drug interactions include:
- Certain antibiotics, such as:
- Corticosteroids, such as:
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
- Progestin-only "mini pill" birth control pills, such as Ortho Micronor®, Errin®, or Jolivette®
- St. John's wort
- Vitamin A.