Accutane contains a red dye (FD&C red 3) which is very high in iodine and causes breakouts in many people. Avoid high iodine foods if you are going to take the brand name, although even that may not help. Why wouldn't you get the generic? It is less expensive and, in this case, is even better. Don't let the pharmacist push brand name on you just because it is all he/she can get or wants to get rid of their current inventory.