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Can Accutane Affect Kidney
Rarely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol.?
Achy pulling in lower back when I exhale for a few breathes when I do things such as lay down. Didn't happen until starting Accutane day 11. Serious?
Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is a synthetic Vitamin A based medication used to treat nodular acne. It, however also may cause side effects, some serious. Any time a new medication is started and one starts to develop new symptoms which were not present prior to starting new medication, it is important to watch closely the symptoms. If this doesn't resolve or continues to worsen, discuss with your Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have been on Accutane for 6 weeks on a dose of 1.5mg/kg and started getting lower back pain 2 weeks ago. Should I be worried and is it permanent?
Usually no.: Accutane is a very powerful medication with significant side effects including joint pain. Once you stop the accutane, the joint pains, in your case back pain, should slowly resolve back to your baseline. You should report any side effects, however, to your dermatologist who is managing your accutane. ...Read more
With food: Absorption is better with food.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Every one is different, dryness is dose related and usually peaks 3rd month. ...Read more
What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx
The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more
Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? I was on accutane for 9 months
I am on 80mg of Accutane a day in my 4th month and I haven't noticed much improvement and my skin isn't even dry. Is this normal in the 4th month?
Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?
No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more
A few times recently, I noticed blood on tissue after BM. I don't have pain, and don't see blood after that. Can accutane do this? What should I do?
Accutane: Increases sun sensitivity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not necessarily: Depends upon dose but sometimes will continue to work for 6 months after last dose. Old lesions will not be resolved yet, should see a decrease of new lesions. ...Read more
Is there any way to counteract the workings of accutane? I don't want to be doing anything wrong..
No antidote. Danger!: If you took Isotretinoin and you might be pregnant, you need to get with your personal physician and very likely have the pregnancy terminated. This is a very powerful medicine and if you took it illicitly, you made a terrible mistake. There's no magic antidote. If you took some illicitly and aren't pregnant, it's less of a problem. If it's prescribed, take it properly. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am taking 20mg of Accutane daily. I can't always take it at the exact same time everyday. Is it ok if I take it between 5 and 7 at night?
Sure.: As long as you take it about the same time of day, as you listed, it should be fine. ...Read more
Hi so I'm on my 5 month of Accutane what makeup removing wipes do you derms recommend that won't break me out or irratte my skin?
Wipes: There is something better than make-up removing wipes. It's the magic mitt by jane iredale. It's chemical free. You simply wet it and remove all your make up, even mascara, within 20 seconds. Then you wash it with hand soap and it's ready to use the next day. It costs $15 and will last you 6 months. ...Read more
How long do you have to wait to do skin resurfacing (micro, chem peels etc) after taking accutane? I heard 6 months but I can't wait that long! Lol
Wait after Accutane: 6 months is the general rule for waiting before having resurfacing procedures. The risk for scarring is considerable and waiting will reduce your risks. You say you cannot wait that long... Why not? If your issues have been with you for years, you should wait the 6 months before risking a bad outcome. ...Read more
Can never swallow my pills, I psych myself out and thing I'm gosh yo choke, physically won't let me swallow them. Any tips, Accutane is a must 2 take.
Practice: Use Tic-Tacs to practice with. The thing to remember is that the food you chew at a meal produces a bigger blob than any pill you have to swallow. If you can swallow your food at mealtime, you can swallow a pill. When using the Tic-Tacs, place on various parts of tongue and find which area and placement works best for you. You can master this!! ...Read more
What negative effects can occur when T Bilirubin is too high while on Accutane? Mine went from. 8 to 1.7 six weeks later (two wks off it between appts
Accutane & liver dz: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin and excreted via the liver into the gallbladder and intestine. Accutane can mess up the liver! Sop taking it! In addition, you are a woman and it is stored in body fatty tissues and released after you stop taking it too. It is a very potent teratogen! Don't even think of getting pregnant for a year after you stop taking it! ...Read more
Why does it hurt the baby if a women is trying to get pregnant on accutane, but doesn't hurt the baby if a man is on Accutane trying to get a women that does not take Accutane pregnant?
Mostly birth defects: The birth defect risk is quite real; you cannot get pregnant while taking it. But with all respect to previous answerer, other dangers have been overblown, and no cause-effect has ever been proven for many of them. That doesn't mean they never happen, but in 30+ years of prescribing it I have never seen any of them. I agree it should only be prescribed by a dermatologist well trained in its use. ...Read more
Thousands: Accutane is the brand name for isotretinoin. This brand is no longer available. Only the generics are now used. This is by far the most effective remedy for acne. It must never be given to any pregnant woman. Blood tests are needed and there are always side effects, so it is used for those suffering severe, disabling acne. ...Read more
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