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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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I've been on Accutane 20mg for a year now(200capsules)stopped for 2-3 months, does this gap affect the outcome ?

I've been on Accutane 20mg for   a year now(200capsules)stopped for 2-3 months, does this gap affect the outcome ?

No: This is not a good way to use this med. Must be very sure that it is not used during pregnancy. We routinely use a higher dose, probably 80mg a day, for 5 months. Best acne therapy for most adult women is spironolactone 100mg a day. Usually no side effects and can use for years except not if pregnant. ...Read more

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What side effects will I have on my highest dose of Accutane 20mg? (90%) i'm very worried but I do need it nothing else has worked in 14 yrs of trying

What side effects will I have on my highest dose of Accutane 20mg? (90%) i'm very worried but I do need it nothing else has worked in 14 yrs of trying

Accutane: The most effective dose of Accutane is 1mg/kg for 20 weeks. Thus, if you weigh 120lbs you would need to take 30mg twice a day. At this dose 80% of patients never have acne again. If you have mood swings, head aches, joint pain, GI upset, visual disturbance, lab abnormalities the medication would be stopped. However, this is rare. ...Read more

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Starting of 5th month accutane, 20mg/day. im still breaking out! is it not working for me? losing hope.

Starting of 5th month accutane, 20mg/day. im still breaking out! is it not working for me? losing hope.

Follow up: With your dermatologist. There are still other treatments that can be added to your current treatment that can help so don't lose hope!!! You might need a course of oral antibiotics if the acne is pustular, and you might want to take some probiotics to help your body's biome (since you have probably been on antibiotics in past) replace pillowcase daily and avoid touching face w/hands. ...Read more

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How will i know what does accutane( 20mg) do to people with very severe, dry acne?

How will i know what does accutane( 20mg) do to people with very severe, dry acne?

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

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Im on Accutane 20mg 2x daily. And I'm suffering from hairloss. I've been told it's a side effect. Is there any way to manage/prevent hairloss?

Im on Accutane 20mg 2x daily. And I'm suffering from hairloss. I've been told it's a side effect. Is there any way to manage/prevent hairloss?

If accutane is cause: of your hair loss then it should regrow when you stop the medicine. You can try going to lower dose, with advise of your dermatologist, and see if hair loss slows or stops. Make sure all other labs are fine. ...Read more

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