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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Accutane & other: Using Accutane is usually a last resort option for most people due to the side effects and expense. Most people will have attempted treatment with or ... Read More
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
No: It is very effective but expensive and will have side effects. Spironolactone costs $16 for 3 months, very safe, usually no side effects, will clear a ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It may be as 50% get: About 50% of patients will get pimples after stopping Accutane course of theraty, but the acne may not be as severe as before.I will suggest you go ba ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Easy does it: I'm betting your physician could manage your acne either with topical prescription meds, or good old topical benzoyl peroxide along with a low dose of ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Accutane: Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each pati ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Overkill: Treating 'tiny pimples' with Isotretinoin is like killing gnats with a flame thrower. Mild acne is best managed with topical benzoyl peroxide as toler ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Acne: we can't respond if we don't know your age.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: You're brave to take this medicine, and it's a wise decision. Stay the course, and good luck.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Niles
16 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: The short answer is yes. Isotretinoin prevents most new acne formation. The pimples you already had may resolve quicker than if you we're not on the m ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely: There are going to be ups and downs with Accutane therapy. Just hunker down to finish the course with recommended follow ups.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Stay the course: I'd do it. If you need isotretinoin, the situation is serious. You are an adult now and acne is a huge personal and professional liability. Whoever is ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Maybe: Try using the topical acne treatments for now. If the acne is not responding well enough to those, then see the doctor. You might need prescriptions ... Read More

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