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is taking large quantities of vitamin a the same as taking accutane?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
No: No.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can large doses of vitamin a have the same effect as accutane?

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Dr. Marc Cohen
Ophthalmology 37 years experience
Careful with Vit A: No, taking a large dose of vit a is not the same as taking accutane. Be very careful not to take more than the recommended dose of vit a. You can overdose on that type of vitamin which it is unhealthy. You also must be very careful with accutane. Be sure you get advice from a good dermatologist.

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