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A 26-year-old female asked:

was on accutane for 1 month-40mgs. stopped due to joint pain. been 1 week off and my ankles are still stiff. how long until joint pain is gone?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
2-4 weeks: If your joint pain is truly from the accutane, your pain should go away in 2-4 weeks. I would recommend using a topical anti-inflammatory compound (rx) to alleviate your pain in the meantime.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2014

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