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How / why does Accutane cause dry lips?

How / why does Accutane cause dry lips?

Site of action : Accutane's actual effect is not clearly understood according to official fda information. But it decreases cell growth in membranous tissue. This decreases oil production from skin oil glands, helping acbe. Invariably this leads to drying of all mucous membranes in the body by decreasing cell growth on membranes. And then to drying and cracking. Usually thus improves after stopping the accutane. ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry lips with Accutane pills?

Prevent v. Treat: I imagine you do not want to stop Accutane yet. Treating your dry lips would be the plan. I like eltamd lip balm spf 31 or colorscience lip shine spf 35 for rx. At night time a generous slather of vaseline will suffice. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dry lips because of accutane?

Not really: The best thing to do is to keep your lips moisturized with a cream type lip balm. Your dermatologist may have a better suggestion since they are the one who is managing your accutane. ...Read more

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What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane(accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane(accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

Nothing useful: While some topical preparations containting Vit E might be helpful, best source of most vitamins is foods of natural origin, not processed foods & not pills, counter to lots of marketing. to sell processed food waste. See: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1398533 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1392217 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1318144 ...Read more

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Accutane 60mgs day 40, terribly dry lips, elbows and surrounding skin, and penis (omg why there) what can I do? Burns to put cetaphil on arms.

Accutane 60mgs day 40, terribly dry lips, elbows and surrounding skin, and penis (omg why there) what can I do? Burns to put cetaphil on arms.

Accutane side effect: Lip balm is necessary. Blistex is good for when lips are already chapped and Vaseline to prevent chapping. Aquaphor is wonderful for lips, and also for the inside of your nose if you have dryness there, and on your penis. Drink plenty of water, as Accutane will dry you out. When using a towel, pat, 'Do Not rub. The benefits are overwhelming but so are the side effects! I've never prescribed it! ...Read more

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