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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?
No: Accutane stays in your system for 30 days after you stop taking it. Most likely your baby is not affected after 3 months. You should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more
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. ?
Accutane: I doubt the pain is related to the Accutane. I would see your doctor, describe your symptoms and let the workup progress from there. ...Read more
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 dont think tetracycline works for me
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