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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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Anyway to help get rid of hyper pigmentation from acne while on accutane?? Have to swim in a Month and want it to improve on back! HELP!!

Anyway to help get rid of hyper pigmentation from acne while on accutane?? Have to swim in a Month and want it to improve on back! HELP!!

Laser: Use sunscreen. Aloe vera leaf extract or azelaic acid or hydroqinone-containing products can work. Quickest is laser. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1069191-treatment ...Read more

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Accutane problems, feedback needed!, what to do?

Accutane.: Accutane has many potential side effects (too numerous to list in 400 characters or less). Check this article to learn more: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/accutane-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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I love apples i eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can i enjoy my apples?

I love apples i eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can i enjoy my apples?

80 mg is a high: dose of accutane. your apples are fine, just make sure your blood work is normal and stay away from fried foods, sodas, etc. ...Read more

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How to deal with the problems caused by accutane?

Please be specific: About the problems you are referring to. There are a number of different potential side effects which may require different managment. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Is there any problem when someone ships Accutane from one country to another?

Yes: When you ship from out of the country you are no longer protected by the FDA so you can not be sure of the potency , quality or purity of the product you are importing ...Read more

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What year did Accutane come on the market? What were original problems that led to warning?

Accutane: It has been on the market in the us since about 1982. The main problem with this drug is birth defects which occur in children born to mothers who take the drug while pregnant. The drug is safe if used appropriately. ...Read more

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I am on 40 mg Accutane 2X daily. For a month I took 80mg dose only once in night - Will that be an issue ? I did not notice any problems myself

I am on 40 mg Accutane  2X daily. For a month I took 80mg dose only once in night - Will that be an issue ? I did not notice any problems myself

No testing done by: manufacturer to confirm safety, so it cannot be recommended. There are reports of research studies, however, looking at once a day dosing of 80 mg, and it is possible to get a consistent or "steady state" blood level with once a day. Taking the meds with food reportedly increases its absorption and effectiveness. Although recommended top dose is 1 mg/kg/d body wt, but max of 2mg/kg can be given. ...Read more

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What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

Vasodilation: The alcohol is making the fine vessels in you face dilate giving you that red look. This should subside in time ...Read more