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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Alcohol

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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 it safe to mix Accutane and alcohol?

Is it safe to mix Accutane and alcohol?

Absolutely not: Most people who start up on Accutane pledge not to take alcohol during the course of their treatment, for the sake of your liver and overall health. This is a remarkable medicine that's going to give you a new life without the liability of severe acne. Start it off right by keeping your promise and protecting your health. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana bad while on accutane? How about drinking alcohol?

Is smoking marijuana bad while on accutane? How about drinking alcohol?

Don't do it: When you started up on accutane, you probably made a promise not to drink alcohol while you're taking it, to be good to your liver. You'd do well to keep this promise. Congratulations on your courage to take this medicine and clear your acne. It's a brave start to a new life. Why go into it goofy from smoking "weed" -- even if it's legal where you live? ...Read more

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I'm currently prescribed claravis (accutane) 80mg bid. My dermatologist says I can drink alcohol, but I have mix reviews. Can I drink alcohol accutane?

I'm currently prescribed claravis (accutane) 80mg bid. My dermatologist says I can drink alcohol, but I have mix reviews. Can I drink alcohol accutane?

How much drinking??: According to drugs.Com interactions checker, alcohol and Isotretinoin have at least a moderate interaction, significant enough that they recommend against drinking on this drug, and warn that there may be increased side effects with the combination, including more reddening of the skin. Alcohol is generally not a good idea in people with severe acne anyway. One drink probably wouldn't hurt much. ...Read more

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I've been on 40mg of Accutane for a month. And istill too much alcohol to have on accutane?

Please don't drink: If you take accutane. It isn't safe. Mixing alcohol & Accutane can lead to nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate, feeling hot & tingly with flushing. This can be damaging to your liver. ...Read more

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Does alcohol interact badly with accutane?

Yes: It is best to linitbalocohol while taking Accutane becasuecaccutane can raise triglycerides. ...Read more

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Does alcohol decrease Accutane absorption?

Alcohol & Accutane: Drinking alcohol and taking Accutane can cause increased liver enzymes in which case the doctor would have to stop the accutane. Accutane can have several side effects. Drinking alcohol while using Accutane can worsen some of these side effects. For the benefit of your health limiting your alcohol consummation while on Accutane is best. ...Read more