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Doctor insights on: Accutane And Multivitamins

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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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I am going to start Accutane soon. My multivitamin has 2500 IU vitamin A. Should I discontinue?

I am going to start Accutane soon. My multivitamin has 2500 IU vitamin A. Should I discontinue?

Probably: While taking Vitamin A while on Accutane is not totally contraindicated, there is a risk for Vitamin A toxicity. So, you probably should discontinue. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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Found out I have fatty liver (diffuse, no enlargement). Got off Accutane 2 mo.s ago, was taking it for 5-6 months. How badly it have further damaged?

Found out I have fatty liver (diffuse, no enlargement). Got off Accutane 2 mo.s ago, was taking it for 5-6 months. How badly it have further damaged?

Gastroenterologist?: How was the diagnosis determined concerning your liver? What did the gastroenterologist say? It is extremely unlikely that Accutane had anything to do with your liver problem. ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is accutane?

Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more

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Should I take accutane?

Should I take accutane?

Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more