U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

How long does Accutane take to start working

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 19 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
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Usually 3 weeks: To begin seeing differences. A skin care routine is essential to seeing maximal benefits.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 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
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 41 years experience
Varies: Some clear first month some clear after finish last dose. Most improve 3rd or 4th mo.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
A Verified Doctoranswered
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Yes: Yes you can especially if prescribed together by your doctor. :)
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravinder Nagpaul
Internal Medicine 37 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

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership