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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'm an athlete taking Accutane(40mg) and I know i can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine ,bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

I'm an athlete taking  Accutane(40mg) and I know i can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine ,bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

Accutane&supplements: I am sure your doctor told you before prescribing the Accutane, to avoid any other supplements. This is because you do not know what other inert things they contain. I would recommend putting off using any other supplements until you are done with Accutane. ...Read more

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Day 14 on Accutane 40mg my severe back pain has been dialed down to moderate with help of therapeutic heat wraps. Is this a cause for concern anymore?

Day 14 on Accutane 40mg my severe back pain has been dialed down to moderate with help of therapeutic heat wraps. Is this a cause for concern anymore?

While you can get: joint aches and pain with accutane, it is unusual to start that early in the course of accutane therapy. I would think perhaps you may have strained a muscle but if pain continues you should talk with dermatologist who prescribed the accutane, and may need to discontinue. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I took almost 10 beers yesterday while on Accutane 40mg ? A few weeks ago my blood tests showed that my liver was normal.

Should I be concerned if I took almost 10 beers yesterday while on Accutane 40mg ? A few weeks ago my blood tests showed that my liver was normal.

Absolutely: Not because of the Accutane even though it it's not healthy to drink so much on this drug. However, anyone who drinks ten drinks in a day likely has a drinking issue. ...Read more

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Need helpful advice. Low back pain when I lay down or get up from bending down when exhaling. Didn't start til on Accutane 40mg 12day. Is the SERIOUS?

Side-effects: Muscle aches and pains are a reported side effect of that medication. Certainly stop using it, and if the effects don't clear within a week, ask your Dr to check for labs.. ...Read more

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I am taking accutane (40mg) since 3 months and i have to take for few days zithromax and diflucan, (fluconazole) is there any interaction between these medicine?

I am taking accutane (40mg) since 3 months and i have to take for few days   zithromax and diflucan, (fluconazole) is there any interaction between these medicine?

Small: Accutane does not interact with either of these medications. There is a slight risk of the Zithromax and Diflucan (fluconazole) interacting, but it is low in someone young like yourself, and if those two medications were prescribed by the same doctor, it is not worth questioning. If they were prescribed by two separate doctors, alert them to determine whether they wish to have you take both. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol on Accutane (40mg)? Only for one night?(birthday!) is it dangerous?

Can i drink alcohol on Accutane (40mg)? Only for one night?(birthday!) is it dangerous?

The concern is..: That you have a much higher chance of developing pancreatitis, which is very painful and debilitating, if you drink while taking the Accutane, even just for a night. There is also concern for the effect on your liver as both drugs are processed through the liver. One drink may be ok, but you are taking chances past that. (Happy Birthday!) ...Read more

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Fordyce spots on lip by taking Accutane 40mg and they ae getting worse. I've tried everything but nothing work?

Fordyce spots on lip by taking Accutane 40mg and they ae getting worse. I've tried everything but nothing work?

Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots on the lip are a normal anatomic finding. I would advise against treatment. However, if you desire cosmetic removal ablative co2 laser or electrodesiccation would help. ...Read more

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I have been taking Accutane(40mg) for 10 days and my knees hurt and my stomach is upset after I take it will this stop when my tolerance is higher?

Sometimes: These side effects sometimes improve with time. Be sure to take with a meal and a full glass of water. Persistent abdominal pain or joint pains are not normal and if you have them going on for weeks, (or getting bad before that) call your doctor. ...Read more

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I took Accutane 40mg. I've been off 3 months. I am scheduled for fractional co2 laser next week. My face is producing sebum but should I wait 6 mos?

I took Accutane 40mg. I've been off 3 months. I am scheduled for fractional co2 laser next week. My face is producing sebum but should I wait 6 mos?

Call doctor: Usually when you have any type of laser procedure done, you really have to wait before having the laser done, and again wait before you can restart your medication. So the best thing to do is to contact your doctor, who put you on accutane, and asked for his or her opinion and recommendation on when to restart it. You need to let your doctor know that you're doing fractal laser therapy. ...Read more

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I accidentally took double dose of Accutane (2x 40mg) should I be worried?

No: Do not worry, not uncommon to rx 80 mg/ daily, and if 120 mg will have no issues either, just continue your rx as directed. Noneed to skip a dose. ...Read more

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I love apples i eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can i enjoy my apples?

I love apples i eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can i enjoy my apples?

80 mg is a high: dose of accutane. your apples are fine, just make sure your blood work is normal and stay away from fried foods, sodas, etc. ...Read more

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I was on 40mg Accutane for 1 month and 80mg for an additional 3 months. How long before it's out of my system?

I was on 40mg Accutane for 1 month and 80mg for an additional 3 months. How long before it's out of my system?

Accutane ; Skin: Accutane is usually mostly out of your system by 6 months after your last dose, but you should get the definitive answer from you prescriber. ...Read more

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Whit is the cumulative dose should I take from net look or Accutane and concentration 40mg for 6months is enough for completely treatment of acne??

Whit is the  cumulative dose should I take from net look or Accutane and concentration 40mg for 6months is enough for completely treatment of acne??

Treat until better: Accutane is extraordinarily potent and is a very potent teratogen (causes birth defects) even after you are not taking it!! Try NOT to get pregnant for at least several months after you stop taking it because it is stored in your body fat. Try using it for as short a time as you can. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use 40mg accutane¬ to suffer any side effects even pimples at first didnt increase in number and my face didnt exfoliate,Im on the4th?

Is it ok to use 40mg accutane¬ to suffer any side effects even pimples at first didnt increase in number and my face didnt exfoliate,Im on the4th?

Likely BetterTx=HFLC: foods. Research: https://www.google.com/#q=HFLC+acne https://www.google.com/#q=accutane+acne+success+rate & https://www.google.com/#q=accutane+complications & as your own medical decision maker, experiment & decide what works best for you. Realize that the medical industry is, primarily, not about health for multiple interacting reasons to include these: http://goo.gl/Blh6rW http://goo.gl/UnhB0s. ...Read more

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