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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 take Accutane 5 mg 3x week, and always give me headaches its that dangerous?

Isotretinoin: It's not clear to me why you're taking Isotretinoin three times weekly rather than daily as indicated. Regardless, headaches are a known common adverse reaction as noted by epocrates.Com. As always, it's best to discuss risks, benefits & alternatives w/your physician before accepting any medication, therapy or surgery especially when directions aren't as usual. ...Read more

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Is a long term low dose of accutane an effective treatment? 5 mg for 2 years.

Is a long term low dose of accutane an effective treatment? 5 mg for 2 years.

Accurate dose: Long-term use of Accutane, even in low doses, has not been studied, and is not recommended. It is important that Accutane be given at the recommended doses for no longer than the recommended duration. The effect of long-term use of Accutane on bone loss is unknown The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Im taking Accutane 10mg 2x/day a total of 20mg. Am a male 120 lbs 5'6 height. Currently on my 27th day. Am just wondering if low a dose effective?

Im taking Accutane 10mg 2x/day a total of 20mg. Am a male 120 lbs 5'6 height. Currently on my 27th day. Am just wondering if low a dose effective?

Low dose: You must be on first month. The low dose is effective. Best chance for permanent cure is a much higher dose for 5 months or continue the small dose for a much longer time. Usually the starting dose is small because it is better tolerated, then increased every month if tolerated. You will improve in 1-3 months. Probably you will be clear by 5 months. Sounds like you have a good dr. ...Read more

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I took accutane for 9 months. how long does it stay in your body afterwards? 6-12 months for a 6 month course? what about 9 months, is it 1.5 years?

I took accutane for 9 months. how long does it stay in your body afterwards? 6-12 months for a 6 month course? what about 9 months, is it 1.5 years?

Confused: A standard course of this is 5 [FIVE} months. Where are you? The concern is for females giving birth to deformed infants while on this, not after. After a week, the side effects are gone. After a month it is safe to be pregnant. Males taking this have no increased risk of abnormal children. Were you not instructed in the details by whoever gave you the medicine? ...Read more

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I had left over Accutane and took 3 10 mg pills about 3.5 weeks before conception. Will this cause me to have a deformed child?

I had left over Accutane and took 3 10 mg pills about 3.5 weeks before conception. Will this cause me to have a deformed child?

Favorable,but: This is not an ideal situation, but odds are in your favor that no problem has occurred. That's not the same as a guarantee I'm afraid, and you need to report this clearly to the doctor taking care of you. Good wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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