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Doctor insights on: Accutane Blood Test

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Could THC show in my Accutane blood test?

Could THC show in my Accutane blood test?

No: They won't look for thc. And you must sign a consent or have your employer order a test that might lead to your getting trouble for your cannabis use. Until the laws are reformed, why not stay clear of it and "be high on life"? ...Read more

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 took Accutane before my blood test, was this wrong to do?

What tests?: If the tests were for hormone or vitamin levels, then taking Accutane may affect the results. Most of the routine blood tests are not likely to be affected. ...Read more

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Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol. ?

Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol. ?

Accutane: I doubt the pain is related to the Accutane. I would see your doctor, describe your symptoms and let the workup progress from there. ...Read more

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I have to have blood test while on accutane? What do I do?

I have to have blood test while on accutane? What do I do?

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

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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

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Can I take a blood test at meps while on accutane? Thanks in advance.

Can I take a blood test at meps while on accutane? Thanks in advance.

MEP physical: " Applicants under treatment with system icretinoids, including, Accutane(r)) are disqualified until 8 (eight) weeks after completion of therapy." See: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/skin.htm ...Read more

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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

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I've been on Accutane for six months. I had blood work done for the first three months, but Dr. said I don't need another blood test. I'm worried.

I've been on Accutane for six months. I had blood work done for the first three months, but Dr. said I don't need another blood test.  I'm worried.

Accurate??: Accurate is indicated for people who have severe cystic pitting acne. It has been shown to sometimes cause very serious birth defects. Make sure you don't get pregnant while you are taking it and for some time after you off of it, probably at least 1 year. ...Read more