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Accutane And Multivitamins
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I'm starting Accutane and was told not to take multivitamins. Is it still ok to take vitamins d, e and b complex?
Yes: The only vitamin you need to avoid while on Accutane is vitamin a. Many multivitamins don't even have pre-formed vitamin a but only a as its precursor, beta-carotene, which is safe to take, so it's safe to take a multivitamin that has only beta carotene and not vitamin a (often labelled as retinol, retinal or retinoic acid or palmitate). ...Read more
I'm taking 10 mg Accutane a day and I want to take a multivitamin but it has 1500 microgram of A vitamin in a daily dose of it. Would it be dangerous?
Should be fine: That's the same amount as the equivalent in a big carrot. Ask your dematologist just to be triple-sure. ...Read more
Is it safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? I am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.
Safe but no benefit: The data on creatine remains controversial but at least it's safe. Same w/regards to multivitamins. Luckily, no interactions w/Accutane (isotretinoin) either. Best way to gain muscle, besides exercising regularly, is to eat healthy & get enough rest. Make sure you get enough protein 1-1.5g/lb body weight daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get my skin back to normal after accutane? My skin is very thin & blemishd still 2 months after. I went through 4 months of it
What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx
The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more
I've been using accutane for a while(almost 150 tablets)
Now I'm experiencing dry and sensitive skin(also lips)could I stop taking it for like a month?
Need details: Dry skin, especially LIPS, is normal with this med and shows it is working. How many pills a day? How long on it so far???? Acne gone? For most people it is given at 2 a day for 20 weeks. Prescribing Dr must guide you through the side effects. Avoid multivitamin pills. Get your nutrition from food. Vit A in pills (not food) makes the side effects worse. Stop if severe headache. Avoid pregnancy. ...Read more
If my liver enzymes raised during first month on Accutane, does that mean they will continue to rise?
Probably yes: This is far from certain but there is a good chance they will. Accutane is a powerful drug that can have serious side effects. A variety of natural therapies can be very helpful. I advise a quality multivitamin. Vitamins A, B6, C, natural E and zinc can help, as can dietary changes and herbs. See http://draxe.com/home-remedies-for-acne/ and http://tinyurl.com/myswy2s ...Read more
Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a
Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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