| Isotretinoin, Accutane
Isotretinoin is a vitamin A analog used to treat severe acne.
vitamin A analog
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St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai
St JohnÕs Wort and Dong Quai may increase sensitivity to sunlight adding to side effect of accutane.
Do not combine Vitamin A with synthetic vitamin A as they may increase each otherÕs toxicity.
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