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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the U.S. But there are different severities of acne, including mild, moderate, and severe. Persistent severe (nodular) acne is a serious type of acne that may be resistant to treatments and may lead to scarring if not treated properly.
While almost everyone gets a pimple from time to time, persistent severe (nodular) acne is different. Persistent severe (nodular) acne is a skin disease that appears as many large, red, swollen nodules and cysts that can be painful to the touch. These nodules can affect how you see yourself and even how you feel about yourself. And, to make matters worse, if left untreated, this type of acne may increase your risk of forming scars. Could this be what you're experiencing?
Not only does severe (nodular) acne cause painful breakouts, but the inflammation that occurs from acne could lead to alterations of your skin, like scarring. Persistent severe (nodular) acne can be a condition that lasts for months or even years, so it’s important to speak to your dermatologist about an effective treatment as soon as possible to help reduce the risk of forming scars. If your severe (nodular) acne isn’t responding to treatment, you should consider talking to your dermatologist about an effective treatment like ABSORICA LD™.
If you’re experiencing persistent severe (nodular) acne, it’s not your fault—but there is something you can do about it. Ask your dermatologist about ABSORICA LD (pronounced AB-SORE-I-KAH EL-DEE) to help treat some of the underlying causes of severe (nodular) acne in order to clear up your skin and prevent any new nodules from forming.
What is the most important information I should know about ABSORICA LD?
ABSORICA LD can harm your unborn baby, including birth defects (deformed babies), loss of a baby before birth (miscarriage), death of the baby, and early (premature) births. Patients who are pregnant or who plan to become pregnant must not take ABSORICA LD.
Patients must not get pregnant:
If you get pregnant during treatment with ABSORICA LD, stop taking it right away and call your healthcare provider.
Patients taking ABSORICA LD must register in the iPLEDGE® Pregnancy Registry at 1-866-495-0654 or www.ipledgeprogram.com. See your healthcare provider for further information.
ABSORICA LD can cause serious mental health problems, including:
Stop taking ABSORICA LD and call your healthcare provider right away if you or a family member notices any signs or symptoms of depression or psychosis.
What are the possible side effects of ABSORICA LD?
ABSORICA LD can cause serious side effects, including:
Stop ABSORICA LD and call your healthcare provider right away if you have muscle weakness, which can be a sign of serious muscle damage.
ABSORICA LD may stop long bone growth in teenagers who are still growing.
The most common side effects of ABSORICA LD include:
These are not all of the possible side effects of ABSORICA LD. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. at 1-800-818-4555.
What is ABSORICA LD?
ABSORICA LD is a prescription medicine used in patients 12 years of age and older for the treatment of severe nodular acne that cannot be cleared up by any other acne treatments, including antibiotics.
Do not change between ABSORICA and ABSORICA LD or other isotretinoin products.