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How long does Accutane take to start working

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
2-3 months: Accutane or Isotretinoin is one of the most effective medication we have for acne. It is dosed based on your weight and taken as a 5-6 month course. ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Usually 3 weeks: To begin seeing differences. A skin care routine is essential to seeing maximal benefits.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis 31 years experience
Topical: so u were on Accutane systemic? And how long since you stopped and how long were you on it? Topical retinoids ( prescription strength) and OCPs might ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to you... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
Varies: Some clear first month some clear after finish last dose. Most improve 3rd or 4th mo.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Ask your doctor: The dose of Accutane is individualized to your weight. You avoid vitamin a or tetracycline antibiotics when taking accutane. Your doctor will prescott... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Sure: Now that your acne will soon be just an unpleasant memory, it would be great to hit the fitness circuit well. These "fitness drinks" are a convenient ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 48 years experience
Accutane: 50% of people are cured of acne with one course of 20 weeks at a dose of 1 mg/kg and most of the rest of the people are cured with a second course of ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Probaly yes: Brufen is ok to take with accutane avoid vit a containg meds doxycycline and antibiotics should not be mix with accutane. Check with your md before ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 72 years experience
"EXPOSED" PILLS: DO YOU MEAN "EXPIRED" PILLS? CHECK WITH THE DOCTOR WHO PRESCRIBED THE ACCUTANE! BEST LUCK . . .
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