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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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Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?

Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?

No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more

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Will my Accutane pills work faster if I up the dosage?

This is one med: That should only be taken exactly as directed. Please don't take it upon yourself to make changes with Accutane (unless directed by your dermatologist). ...Read more

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For a woman that weighs ~ 100 lbs, what is the highest dosage of Accutane that will need to be taken?

For a woman that weighs ~ 100 lbs, what is the highest dosage of Accutane that will need to be taken?

ACUTANE: Discontinued manufacturing in the US. Restricted prescribing in the US. You did not provide a location from which you are inquiring. Cannot provide an answer without more information. Would be happy to discuss further by way of an inbox consult. ...Read more

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On Accutane 10mg. Its day 2. skin got abit worst. Is an initial breakout occurs this early at such low dosage?

On Accutane 10mg. Its day 2. skin got abit worst. Is an initial breakout occurs this early at such low dosage?

Not really: Your breakout is responding to issues prior to your first dose. You are very early to be trying to analyze any results. Take the medication as prescribed and continue the regiman your doctor put you on and hopefully you will start to improve. Acne is life long and it will take time to help clear it up. Acne can be triggered by lack of sleep, sun damage, stress, hormones, and picking. ...Read more

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I have been on accutane 7 months. I was clear but now breaking out my doctor has increased my dosage to 40mg when will this start to kick in?

I have been on accutane 7 months. I was clear but now breaking out my doctor has increased my dosage to 40mg when will this start to kick in?

Varies: Different people metabolize drugs differently and their physiology varies due to their genetics. It may take 3-4 month before you see a dramatic improvement. Check out the following web site for skin hygiene tips. Best wishes. Http://www. Healthextremist. Com/10-best-all-natural-remedies-for-acne/ ...Read more

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I had a hair transplant 7+ months ago. Can I begun a lore dosage regimen of accutane. I took accutsme several years ago. I had no side effects.

I had a hair transplant 7+ months ago. Can I begun a lore dosage regimen of accutane. I took accutsme several years ago. I had no side effects.

Check with physician: You should check with your hair transplant surgeon. Low dose Accutane is metabolized into vitamin a in the body. High doses can cause some hair thinning. See your dermatolgist. ...Read more

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What to take low dose Accutane for?

What to take low dose Accutane for?

Accutane indications: Check out the link below for non-acne indications for Accutane!

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15943494 ...Read more

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How long should I wait after my last Accutane dose before taking minocycline?

How long should I wait after my last Accutane dose before taking minocycline?

Acne treatment: If you concluded the proper course of Accutane recommended by your dermatologist, you shouldn't need Minocycline to treat cystic acne. However, if you're transitioning from one medication to another, follow up with your prescribing physician to ensure proper care and dosage based on your diagnosis and medical history. ...Read more

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Does taking a low dose of Accutane means it's effects are lower? Or even close to no effects?

Does taking a low dose of Accutane means it's effects are lower? Or even close to no effects?

How low?????: Long term benefit proportional to total dose. Full dose is more likely to provide something close to a cure. A low dose is better tolerated but would need to be used for a longer time for a more lasting effect. Sometimes you just need to take the edge off a severe exacerbation. Usual dose for average person is 80 mg daily for 20 weeks. Could use 10mg daily for a year or more. With low dose, expect ...Read more

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What happens if you forget to take your Accutane dose right at dinner and take it later with a snack? :/

Better late...: ...Than never. Accutane is best absorbed when taken with a meal that contains some fat. So if you take it later with a snack, you will absorb a bit less, but you will get most of it. ...Read more

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Does a reduced initial dose of Accutane usually help with the initial breakout? How long does this take to heal?

Does a reduced initial dose of Accutane usually help with the initial breakout? How long does this take to heal?

Accutane: It can. Over time the acne starts to clear. Stay on the medicine for he prescribed amount of time. You will start to see results ...Read more

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Does a reduced initial dose of Accutane usually help with the initial breakout? How long does this take to clear up?

Does a reduced initial dose of Accutane usually help with the initial breakout? How long does this take to clear up?

Accutane: The duration of the initial break out is a variable experience. But sticking with the treatment program is recommended. ...Read more

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Does a reduced initial dose of Accutane usually help with the initial breakout? How long does this take to clear up?

Wrong question: I think you are assuming that acne gets worse before it gets better. This is not the way it works. Low initial dose may help long-term tolerance. Full dose, with worse dry lips and skin, is more likely to result in permanent cure. Small dose still is very effective to clear acne. At any dose, the improvement may be seen in 1, 2, 3, or 4 months. Typical complete course is 5 months. Individual respo ...Read more

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What side effects will I have on my highest dose of Accutane 20mg? (90%) I'm very worried but I do need it nothing else has worked in 14 yrs of trying

Accutane: The most effective dose of Accutane is 1mg/kg for 20 weeks. Thus, if you weigh 120lbs you would need to take 30mg twice a day. At this dose 80% of patients never have acne again. If you have mood swings, head aches, joint pain, GI upset, visual disturbance, lab abnormalities the medication would be stopped. However, this is rare. ...Read more

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Can I double my dose of accutane?

Accutane: The patient should never increase or decrease the dose of their medicine without notifying their doctor and getting her or his permission. This is a hard and fast rule, and you had better follow it! Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Should I go on a second dose of Accutane if my first one didn't work?

Should I go on a second dose of Accutane if my first one didn't work?

See dermatologist: Some people need a second treatment with Accutane, usually of shorter duration. Blood work also needs to be done periodically in order to be sure there are no significant side effects. You should consult a dermatologist for more advise. ...Read more

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I accidentally took double dose of Accutane (2x 40mg) should I be worried?

No: Do not worry, not uncommon to rx 80 mg/ daily, and if 120 mg will have no issues either, just continue your rx as directed. Noneed to skip a dose. ...Read more

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I accidentally took another dose of accutane, more than I needed, what will happen?

Skip the next dose: You may get a bit of a headache and/or upset stomach. If you were planning to stay out in the sun a lot today, change plans. Otherwise you should be okay. ...Read more