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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Diet

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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I worry about absorption of accutane.It's said that you must have high-fat meal for good absorption.Is it true?I take Accutane with normal daily diet.

I worry about absorption of accutane.It's said that you must have high-fat meal for good absorption.Is it true?I take Accutane with normal daily diet.

Will absorb: Accutane is lipophilic (likes fat) and is absorbed by fat. It will absorb just fine with a normal fat diet. However, the efficacy has been stated to double when taken after a high/moderate fat meal. ...Read more

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How much fat should our diet have while on Accutane for best absorption? Normal diet or special diet (high-fat meal) for Accutane absorption?

How much fat should our diet have while on Accutane for best absorption? Normal diet or special diet (high-fat meal) for Accutane absorption?

Take with food: "normal" fat intake varies around the world. Typically lower in hanoi than in mississippi. Potent drug with lots of potential side effects, some are serious. Not for women who are or might get pregnant-causes serious birth defects. ...Read more

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Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Accutane and low carb vegetarian diet ( hight fat) - what do you think?!

Not so great: Acutane can Increase your triglycerides (fats) and is generally something you have to be very cautious with since having high cholesterol in your diet (includes triglycerides) can increase your risk at developing heart disease and other metabolic dysfunction. High fats in your diet are not advisable while on Acutane. ...Read more

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Im on accutane, is it okay if i go on a diet?

Im on accutane, is it okay if i go on a diet?

Yes: I'm not aware of any reason to avoid a diet, as long as you are not calorie restricting too much ( more than 1000) calories below your total energy needs. ...Read more

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Can i go on a diet while on accutane?

Can i go on a diet while on accutane?

By all means: This would be a great idea. Your acne is probably going to be just a bad memory soon. Your appearance will be far better than before. Why not couple the diet with a commitment to start intensive exercising like in your team-sports days? You'd be giving yourself a wonderful trio of gifts. ...Read more

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Can i take royal jelly in my diet when I am on accutane?

Can i take royal jelly in my diet when I am on accutane?

Yes: There should be no issue taking the royal jelly with the Isotretinoin (accutane). There is very little scientific information available about the effects of royal jelly in people. In animals, royal jelly seems to have some activity against tumors and the development of “hardening of the arteries.”. ...Read more

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Can I use rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

Can I use rice vinegar in my diet when I am on accutane?

Yes: So as long as you are not allergic or sensitive to rice vinegar. ...Read more

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