A 20-year-old male asked:
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i still get pimples after 2 acctuane treatments, minocycline (months) and tactuo (12 weeks). it decreased a lot but not entirely. what should i do next?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Chronic disease: I trust your physician has explained that acne is a chronic, non-curable, non-lifestyle-related disease that will eventually remit as you get older. A course of Isotretinoin usually keeps the disease at bay for a year or so; i'm glad you got a basically good result. You'll need to work in partnership with your physician to manage your disease. Spironolactone and retinoic acid derivatives may help.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Common.: Statistically, one third of Accutane patients need another course of Accutane later on. If you still have acne after 2 courses, you may not have received an adequate dosage, or your skin may just be stubborn. Consult your prescribing dermatologist to see if a third course is necessary, or if another option is preferred.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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