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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
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?
Long history adult acne. S/p Accutane (6 mos) last dose 09/2012. Positive results thus far but very mild break out recently. Can wt loss cause flare-up?
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
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
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