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Accutane in the over 50 crowd

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Unlikely, possible?: a very small percentage of people who take accutane, report weight gain, i noticed in your med history that you have some ortho and back problems that... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Cooler is usually : better than hotter. 86° seems rather hot to store any type of pharmaceuticals. You can always call the manufacturer, and assess their customer service... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Should be okay: Few meds are adversely affected by temperatures cooler than recommended, especially when still above freezing (32 degrees). However, many meds are ad... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Unger
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Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prio... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes it can be: Yes it can be very useful, but it must be done under a physician's care.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. The... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Accutane dose: The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. Therefore, the appropriate... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Healthy diet: A healthy diet is best . Avoid fatty foods because triglycerides and cholesterol may rise when on accutane.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Rarely: It can, but pretty unusual (about 1% of patients experience eye symptoms such as impaired vision, corneal opacities, dry eyes (which make contact lens... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Very potent med with: Numerous potentially severe side effects: known to cause birth defects; can cause loss of bone mass, inflammatory bowel, liver damage, pancreatitis, p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Dangerous drug: You will need to consult with a physician knowledgeable in the diagnosis and treatment of the skin problems you are experiencing. When or if this is c... Read More

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