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Heals but not easy: If your acne is severe, then I would urge you to be brave and try this challenging medication. It is not cheap, pleasant or entirely without risks, but you will probably be very happy with the outcome. At first your skin will be even more uncomfortable and your acne may appear to flare. Work closely with your prescribing physician to get through this. Good luck. ...Read more
I got pregnant exactly three months after the last dose of accutane. Should I terminate pregnancy?
Y doctors prescribe Accutane when its mechanism is not completely understood that how it reduces the sebum without affecting hormones?
Time for a visit: Accutane is considered more dangerous than many other medications because of a variety of unusual side effects in some recipients. I do not use it in my practice preferring to let the dermatologists determine those most appropriate for its use and monitoring their case for the potential side effects. Schedule a visit and expect to sign release forms that document your understanding of the risks. ...Read more
Depends: Read the I pledge book for all the side effects and decide if the timeing is right for you. Good candidates love it and have gotten their acne under control. Laser skin care is very helpful with acne and if you do a series of those treatments it will lower your dosage needed for complete acne control. ...Read more
Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol.?
How effective are second Accutane courses compared to first courses? Should a higher cumulative dose be used the second time around? 18 y/o, m
Probably less: The response rate is probably a bit less for a second course, but its usually still very worthwhile to try, unless you just didn't do well the first time. I use the same routine for the second course, which for me is 1mg/kg daily dosage, usually divided into bid dosing with a total goal range of 120-150 mg/kg. ...Read more
On tetracycline, acne clear up initially now it flare up again! Help! I cannot do accutane. Is there other ways? I don't think tetracycline works for me
Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more
Can be: Accutane is recognized as a potential cause of serious birth defects if taken during pregnancy. It is also known to cause significant intestinal tract problems in a fraction of patients. If used only when needed and precautions are taken to limit the risks, it is a good medication. ...Read more
I always have stye eyes when I am on accutane. Is it side effect of accutane? What should I do to control it?
Accutane: Can cause a change in the oil substance secreted by the meibomian gland, these glands produce oil to help with the tear film of the eye. Treatment is hot compresses to the lids with massage of the lids. Do as many times as possible during the day for10 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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After completing 6 months on Accutane is it so that I won't get acne back in rest of my life? As my acne ws not that severe one..
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Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer