Rapid City, SD
A 18-year-old male asked:
I have acne and have tried retin a (tretinoin) and clearasil and proactive but they didn't work. my friend used accutane and have perfect skin should i take it ?
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Pediatrics 48 years experience
Consult a Dermatogis: Accutane is available & a med i believe should only be prescribed by a dermatologist after they have decided you meet criteria for its use. This strong med also has some interesting side effects & is so toxic to fetuses that women can't use it unless they are on multiple forms of birth control & sign a waver.Set up an appointment with a dermatologist & explore your options. Knowledge is power.
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