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Is NiceRx an Accutane coupon provider?

NiceRx is a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Accutane patient assistance program. We do not offer trial offers or free Accutane samples. When obtaining your medication through NiceRx, you will only pay $49 a month per medication. This will likely save you more money than if you were to use Accutane coupons, discount cards, or Accutane copay cards.

Accutane patient assistance program

Patient assistance programs are typically sponsored by pharmaceutical companies and provide free or discounted medications to individuals with low income who are uninsured or under-insured and meet the eligibility criteria that vary by program. There are currently no known patient assistance programs for this medication.

Can NiceRx help me get Accutane cheaper if I have insurance?

How much does Accutane cost without insurance?

Accutane prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Accutane oral capsules of 10 mg typically cost $210 for 30 capsules.

How much does Accutane cost with insurance?

The copay for Accutane will vary by the terms of your healthcare plan. To find out what you might need to pay for Accutane with insurance, your insurance provider or pharmacist will be able to help you calculate the copay costs with your current insurance.

What is Accutane?

Accutane (isotretinoin) is an FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) approved medication manufactured by Roche. Accutane is used to treat severe acne that has not responded to other acne treatments, including antibiotics. It is available only from a certified pharmacy under the iPLEDGE program.

Isotretinoin is also used in topical creams in combination with erythromycin under the brand names Isotrex, Eritromicina, Isotrexin, and Munderm.

What doses of Accutane are available?

Accutane is available in capsule form, in the following doses: 10 mg.

Take Accutane with a full glass of water. Swallow whole, do not chew or suck. Follow all directions about taking Accutane with or without food. You may need regular blood tests while using this medication.

Accutane may make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Avoid tanning booths, sunbeds, and sunlamps. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Store Accutane at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Please see the full prescribing information and always speak with a healthcare professional for medical advice about any changes to your dose so they can monitor and evaluate your condition.

Accutane active ingredients

Accutane contains isotretinoin as the active ingredient. It belongs to a class of drugs known as retinoids

Accutane side effects

The most common side effects of Accutane in clinical trials include:

  • Dryness of your lips, eyes, or nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Dry skin
  • Headache, back pain, joint pain, muscle problems
  • Cold symptoms

In rare instances, Accutane can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Problems with your vision or hearing
  • Decreased night vision
  • The potential for serious mental health problems, including depression, psychosis, suicidal thoughts, and unusual mood changes
  • Liver or pancreas problems – loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, nausea or vomiting, fast heart rate, dark urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Severe stomach or chest pain, pain when swallowing, heartburn, diarrhea, rectal bleeding

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Accutane against your risk of adverse effects. Patients are encouraged to report negative side effects or adverse reactions to Accutane to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Accutane drug interactions

Accutane can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Vitamin supplements containing vitamin A
  • Phenytoin
  • St. John’s wort
  • Progestin-only birth control pills
  • Steroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics – doxycycline or minocycline

This list is not exhaustive and other prescription drugs may interact with Accutane.

Accutane contraindications

You should not use Accutane if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient isotretinoin
  • Have had an allergic reaction to any of the other ingredients in Accutane
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant – Accutane can cause severe birth defects or the death of an unborn baby. You must have a negative pregnancy test before taking Accutane and are required to use two forms of birth control (contraception) to prevent pregnancy
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed
  • Are younger than 12 years old

Talk to your doctor before using Accutane if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Accutane
  • Have depression or mental illness
  • Have asthma
  • Have liver disease
  • Have diabetes
  • Have heart disease or high cholesterol
  • Have osteoporosis
  • Have an eating disorder such as anorexia
  • Have inflammatory bowel disease or ulcerative colitis

Accutane generic

Accutane is the trademark brand name for isotretinoin manufactured by Roche. A generic version of isotretinoin is available. Generic drugs are generally cheaper than brand-name drugs, but you can still find Accutane savings through NiceRx.

The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.