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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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What are the effects of the use of marijuana while taking accutane, I know your gonna say not to but I want to know the physical effects?

What are the effects of the use of marijuana while taking accutane, I know your gonna say not to but I want to know the physical effects?

No, you're fine: It'll make you giggle, gag and choke like it does everybody else. There's been no special problems reported either with acne or isotretinoin. You may have a bit of squamous metaplasia of your airways so you make choke on your toke a bit more than in the past. Drink plenty of fluids. I'm really glad your acne's being treated. Don't spend to much time being goofy & enjoy your new good health. ...Read more

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II have smoked marijuana 3 times while on accutane. I started my 2nd month of accutane (60mg) today. Will the weed affect the way the accutane works?

II have smoked marijuana 3 times while on accutane. I started my 2nd month of accutane (60mg) today. Will the weed affect the way the accutane works?

No interaction but..: Marijuana can interact with many medicines, though most of the interactions are mild consisting of "may increase side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness." There is no known interaction with accutane and it will not affect how it works. HOWEVER, I consider accutane a dangerous drug that should be avoided if possible. There are safer alternatives. See http://tinyurl. Com/ha76qds ...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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Can I smoke marijuana while on acutane. Also during acutane will I be drug tested?

Can I smoke marijuana while on acutane. Also during acutane will I be drug tested?

No: A young person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like she is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also use undesirable substances. ...Read more

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How bad is marijuana?

How bad is marijuana?

Addiction= disease: Marijuana is not bad. Using marijuana may be harmful. Disease is not a moral problem. Neither the addict or the drug is bad. ...Read more

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Is marijuana bad for you?

Is marijuana bad for you?

Yes: It is bad. May lead to other addictions and may also worsen other psychiatric problems. Talk to your doctor if you feel like you need something to make you feel good. ...Read more

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How dangerous is marijuana?

Somewhat to very: Marijuana is no longer the mellow 70s drug that it is frequently referenced as. Growers have bred it to be many times as potent and sellers even lace it with other chemicals (bleach, formaldehyde, cocaine) to enhance the experience. ...Read more

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How marijuana effects people?

How marijuana effects people?

Many complex effects: Marijuana has a wide range of effects ; this varies from person to person. There are also many strains, some more stimulating ; some more sedating. It can be calming, ease muscle tension, stimulate appetite, relieve nausea ; aid sleep but may impair memory ; concentration. Marijuana contains over 100 different medically active compounds ; we are still learning what they do. See http://bit. Ly/1bypqfd. ...Read more

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Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

Why does marijuana gets me aroused?

It's complicated: The chemistry may be complex, but the short answer is: mj is a drug. Drugs can do many things to the mind, so it isn't at all strange that hypersexuality is one of those effects. ...Read more

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In which states is marijuana legal?

None: Marijuana is not legal in the us unless used for medical purposes only. There are 17 states that allow medicinal marijuana. The list is on the web, just google it. ...Read more

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What are the dangers with marijuana?

What are the dangers with marijuana?

Many, such as...: A person can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavior problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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What's the significance of marijuana?

What's the significance of marijuana?

Using it, right?: Mj has been linked to a 3-fold increase in schizophrenia. It's use has been linked to decreased brain function, & linked to shrinkage of the thalamus, an important brain structure that controls or modulates neural activity. All in all, a wolf in sheep's clothing. In many cases it is definitely a gateway drug introducing acceptance to other drug experimentation & possibly addictions. It's illegal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

What are the symptoms of using marijuana?

Many potentially: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What are ways to detoxify from marijuana?

Time: Marijuana "withdrawal" with sleep problems, anxiety and irritability occurs but in the vast majority of cases, the only thing that is needed is time and abstinence, and these symptoms will pass within days to weeks. It depends on how the person smokes - how often, for how long, how deeply they inhale, and the quality of the marijuana. Good nutrition, adequate vitamins are all that are needed. ...Read more

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Is medicinal marijuana actually good for you?

It is: Helpful in certain circumstances for certain symptoms or conditions. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

What are the positive and negatives of marijuana?

More negatives: If you're dying from an incurable disease can't eat & have lots of nausea, then mj is for you. Otherwise, mj is a disaster. Takes away motivation, reasoning, perception & persistence. Is definitely a "gateway" drug since mj users think its cool to smoke, then they're more willing to use other drugs. If you haven't used, don't. If you have, stop. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


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