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Accutane Blood Test
Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol. ?
Discuss with doc: There are routine lab tests that look for signs the medication is having a harmful effect on your body (liver). Early detection of problems can allow adjustment of your treatment to limit problems. You should discuss the issue with your doc and review any information s/he provided you with when you started the med. ...Read more
Is there a type of blood test that you can take to determine if you have anymore Accutane in your system?
Accutane levels: An 80 mg dose of 14c-isotretinoin as a liquid had a half-life of 90 hours. Metabolites of Isotretinoin and any conjugates are ultimately excreted in the feces and urine in relatively equal amounts with half-lives of roughly one day. After 5-6 half lives you should be essentially free of drug. Levels can be done but may be quite costly. If you want to become pregnant would wait a week or more. ...Read more
No: Do not do it again, keep quiet, and be more sensible. Everybody makes mistakes. ...Read more
Having a blood test on monday to see if im okay to take roaccutane. Does Accutane really clear the skin?
Accutane: Yes. According to the literature, this drug is a powerful systemic drug used to treat severe inflammatory acne. Isotretinoin is classified as a retinoid, made from a synthetic form of vitamin a. Isotretinoin has become one of the most effective treatments available for patients with severe or cystic acne. About 68-72% effective. ...Read more