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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is it safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? i am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Be cautious: accutane is vitamin A, and it isn't a safe drug, must be taken under strict supervision, lots of side effects and possible drug-drug interaction, ask your doctor if you want to add any other medication, and restrict accutane usage for the least duration possible, even if you are a male, take care
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Safe but no benefit: The data on creatine remains controversial but at least it's safe. Same w/regards to multivitamins. Luckily, no interactions w/Accutane (isotretinoin) either. Best way to gain muscle, besides exercising regularly, is to eat healthy & get enough rest. Make sure you get enough protein 1-1.5g/lb body weight daily.
Last updated Jul 11, 2016


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