Formula: C20 H28 O2
Molecular Mass: 300.43512 [g/mol]
Half-Life: 90 Hours
Manufacturer: Hoffman-La Roche
Active Ingredient: isotretinoin (13-cis-retinoic acid)
Inactive Ingredients: beeswax, butylated hydroxyanisole, edetate disodium, hydrogenated soybean oil flakes, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and soybean oil. Gelatin capsules contain glycerin and parabens (methyl and propyl), with the following dye systems: 10 mg iron oxide (red) and titanium dioxide; 20 mg FD&C Red No. 3, FD&C Blue No. 1, and titanium dioxide; 40 mg FD&C Yellow No. 6, D&C Yellow No. 10, and titanium dioxide
For bodybuilding/athletic purposes, androgenic side effects (those having to do with male sexual characteristics).
Accutane has been proven to successfully combat androgen-induced adverse skin-related side effects, such as excessive acne on the face, back, and shoulders. The recommended dosage for athlete and bodybuilder purposes is a much lower dosed, once daily administration of 10-20 mg/day for 6-8 weeks which is both safe and effective.
There is a host of Hoffman-La Roche cited major possible side effects associated with Accutane usage, including major depression, birth defects and suicide (related to a string of patient suicides). However, as a very low dose steroidal side effect combatant, one is far more likely to experience only mild to moderate drying of the skin, with temporarily mild suppression of HDL (good) cholesterol levels accompanied by slightly elevated triglyceride values.