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A 30-year-old male asked:

What vitamin or medicine can replace accutane? because my face too oily. but i also worried taking affect accutane for long term.

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
It depends: Accutane is Vt A Derivative. The side effect is Drying of skin . If your skin is oily; it is not because of Accutane. Your dermatologist is prescribing you after careful discussion with you about Accutane and only after giving you trial of other medicines both orally and Topically for Acne.. So you should talk to him/her regarding your dilemma.
Last updated May 21, 2015
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