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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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Can I still use topical acne cream with Accutane?

You can: But why would you? Accutane shrinks oil glands, resulting in dry skin. Benzoyl peroxide is also drying. Details matter. How long on Accutane? Dose? Usually no other med is used when taking Accutane. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between anus' proctolog cream (trimébutine, ruscogénines) and Accutane (isotretinoin)?

Is there any interaction between anus' proctolog cream (trimébutine, ruscogénines) and Accutane (isotretinoin)?

Maybe...: Depending upon the reason(s) proctolog was prescribed, some of the drug may be systemically absorbed into your body. In such a case, interaction with Accutane ; any other medications (prescription or over-the-counter) you may be taking would be possible. Ask your prescribing provider about your concern, since he knows you best. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane, at night I use cetaphill moisturizing cream which is great but what can I use during the day with SPF with noo irratation?

Sunscreen: Several brands of moisturizing sunscreen are available; you may have to try a few before you find the one that's best for you. If the dryness/irritation persist, you might want to ask your doctor about the possibility of decreasing your dosage of accutane. ...Read more

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Can you use hydroquinone cream while on accutane?

Would not: Since Accutane dries out your skin and one of the side effects of a hydroquinone is irritation i would not use both of the medications at the same time. After you have stopped the Accutane and your skin is no longer dry you can consider using the hydroquinone. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Accutane I'm 19 and have had mild acne since age 14. I've been on several types of pills and cream, none which have been helpful.male?

How dangerous is Accutane I'm 19 and have had mild acne since age 14. I've been on several types of pills and cream, none which have been helpful.male?

Consider low dose...: Isotretinoin (Roaccutane, Oratane) is a retinoid which reduces the amount of sebum made in the sebaceous glands, and so reduces the amount of acne. It dries the skin and can cause cracked lips, nosebleeds. Must be monitored by your Dr as it can affect liver fn & lipids and can cause depression. See www.goodfellowunit.org/gems/acne-low-dose-isotretinoin-10-mg-daily-effective-fewer-side-effects ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use hair bleaching cream while taking accutane?

Is it possible for me to use hair bleaching cream while taking accutane?

Possible.: Accutane in itself may cause in about 10% temporary hair loss. Don't increase the chances with a bleaching cream. ...Read more

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Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

Any good drugstore creams that can reduce the redness on my cheeks ? I currently use neutrogena moisturizer and im on accutane. Not bad redness

A gentle cream: With anti histamines in it might help to decrease the redness. Other ppossibilities include a little concealer. I think clinique makes them for men. I bough one for blemishes and it was fabulous because rit not only cove! ...Read more

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Extremely dry cheeks, hands and feet. Tried everything creams wise. Was on Accutane 4+ years ago and to this day the dryness didn't subside. Help!

Ceramides: Dry skin now is not related to previous accutane. Best remedy is to rub in a small amount of cream twice a day. This is most effective if used immediatly after in water (shower). Newest and best so far for dry skin is a cream containing ceramides. There are several. A new one is eucerin eczema care cream. Avoid caustic soaps (ph over 7) dove soap is popular for this. ...Read more

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Can I apply Icy Hot Cream on my elbow pain while on Accutane? I don't want any skin reactions.

Can I apply Icy Hot Cream on my elbow pain while on Accutane? I don't want any skin reactions.

Poss- no interaction: Depending on if you have allergies to topical medications or not, the Accutane should not interact with the Icy-Hot. The two medications work differently. I am assuming you use the Accutane on your face and the Icy Hot on the elbow ...Read more

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Im off accutane for 4.75 months. i ate vanilla ice cream by haagen dazs that has vanilla extract which is alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Im off accutane for 4.75 months. i ate vanilla ice cream by haagen dazs that has vanilla extract which is alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Acne: Breakouts can be caused by weight gain and dietary indulgences like ice cream but accutane is very powerful and you should stay clear for some time. Take the power to manage your diet and other triggers for acne. Managing your diet is a healthy solution. Stay hydrated and speak with your dermatologist about avoiding breakouts. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use clindamyclin gel and tretinoin cream while on accutane?

Is it okay to use clindamyclin gel and tretinoin cream while on accutane?

Yes but drying: Yes it is ok to use either but you may find your skin to become extremely dry and should use a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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Do you advise to use bleaching creams to treat dark red spots from acne while on accutane?

Red Spots: Bleaching creams are used to treat brown spots not red spots. You could use mederma or kelocote both of them are over the counter. ...Read more

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Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Any good drug store (walgreens preferably), acne scar creams or gels that you recommend? Nothing too expensive. I'm on Accutane as well

Wait: You should generally finish your Accutane treatment before you try to treat the acne scars. Acne scars are very hard to get rid of. There are over the counter products that can help slightly with dark spots, but I would not expect a major improvement. Indented scars will not respond to anything sold over the counter. ...Read more

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