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A 33-year-old female asked:

On roaccutane 10mg/d for 4 mo now for mild/mod stubborn acne. skin now clear, but i'm having gut pains and some diarrhoea. do i have to stop?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Probably: as those symptoms might not be related to roaccutane, which is known however for other notorious side effects as well as the effects on pregnancy, hope you are aware and not planning to get pregnant while on the drug or shortly after stopping it. No harm of stopping the drug and restarting after conferring with your doctor, best wishes
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