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Can my dermatologist give me accutane?

Can my dermatologist give me accutane?

Yes: This is a very powerful medicine that is the most effective Rx we have for acne. It's reserved for tough cases and not for the faint-hearted. Ask whether it's right for you. ...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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Would my dermatologist give me Accutane if i asked for it?

Would my dermatologist give me Accutane if i asked for it?

Maybe: He/she would need to be satisfied that all other possible rx's for your acne (or a few other skin diseases) haven't or won't work. You'll have to show you are emotionally stable, determined not to become pregnant or drink alcohol, and that you're tough enough. It's the most powerful and effective rx for acne that exists. Go ahead and ask. ...Read more

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Are there any dermatologists in Maryland that have experience with prescribing 3 or more courses of Accutane? I am looking to consult with one.

Are there any dermatologists in Maryland that have experience with prescribing 3 or more courses of Accutane? I am looking to consult with one.

Do you already know: you will need 3 courses of Accutane? Dermatologist are well trained and they will formulate the treatment plan according to individual need. So consult the dermatologist with open mind and you will be an active decision maker in the treatment. ...Read more

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I have heard a lot about Accutane and am thinking about visiting my dermatologist and was wondering if there was another drug he might prescribe?

I have heard a lot about Accutane and am thinking about visiting my dermatologist and was wondering if there was another drug he might prescribe?

Accutane & others: Using Accutane is usually a last resort option for most people due to the side effects and expense. Most people will have attempted treatment with oral antibiotics and topical medications first. ...Read more

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Don't want to waste my time on a low dose of accutane. Should i ask my dermatologist to raise or from 60-80mgs?

Don't want to waste my time on a low dose of accutane. Should i ask my dermatologist to raise or from 60-80mgs?

Eventually : An initial one month period of low dose is sometimes done to make sure the medication does not cause any major side effects such as elevated lfts or high cholesterol. It can then be increased to a maximum of 1 mg/kg (60 mg-80 mg for most people) daily as tolerated. The higher dose allows the course to be completed more quickly. ...Read more

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I want to get on Accutane (for acne) but do I absolutely have to go to a dermatologist for it?

I want to get on Accutane (for acne) but do I absolutely have to go to a dermatologist for it?

Yes: The drug is risky unless the patient knows exactly what they are doing. It's wise that only the dermatologists are allowed to prescribe it. ...Read more

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My dermatologist put me on Accutane during my fractional resurfacing therapy I found out dat it isnt good but the doc said its fine & i shouldnt worry?

Acutane: You ABSOLUTELY should not be having any light based or ablative skin treatment (not even dermabrasion) while on Accutane which is a dangerous chemotherapy drug that inhibits skin growth and you will likely have poor or no healing after a resurfacing treatment. ...Read more