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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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Is Accutane dangerous when used according to the directions?

No: When taken under the close monitoring of your doctor, Accutane is safe and one of the most effective medicines we have for acne. Most patients will experience dry skin. Muscle and joint aches are uncommon. Accutane may raise your cholesterol and liver enzymes so routine blood work is important. Rare side effects include depression and birth defects if women take this medication while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is Accutane affective?

Is Accutane affective?

For acne? yes: Accutane is remarkably effective in healing severe acne. Get to your doctor to discuss it's use in your case. There is some risk to mental health with accutane, but you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the ingredients in accutane?

13 cis retinoid acid: It is a synthetic deriviative of vitamin a which was first introduced in the early 80s for severe cystic acne not controllable by antibiotics. A course of Accutane is 15-20 weeks, and needs to be repeated in about 25 per cent of peole who take it. Women of childbearing years mist be monitored form one month prior to starting Accutane to one month after finishing the course of accutane. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use accutane?

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

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Can Accutane affect kidney?

Can Accutane affect kidney?

Rarely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take accutane?

Is it safe to take accutane?

Medical Supervision: After a thorough consultation to determine that you are an appropriate candidate for accutane, laboratory studies are conducted to exclude any underlying contraindications. Then, the medication may be safely administered. Monthly monitoring with clinical and laboratory evaluations are required. ...Read more

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Does accutane cause chalazions?

Does accutane cause chalazions?

No: There is no relationship between the administration of Acutane and the formation of chalazia. ...Read more

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does accutane increase anxiety?

Nervousness can: occur with Accutane but depression is the main cause for concern. ...Read more