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Doctor insights on: Accutane Effectiveness

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Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper. ...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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Does lipozene effect birth conrol pill effectiveness?

Does lipozene effect birth conrol pill effectiveness?

Not likely: There is no known interaction but buyer beware of these over the counter weight loss supplements. They are not well studied or well testing. ...Read more

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Is Accutane affective?

Is Accutane affective?

For acne? yes: Accutane is remarkably effective in healing severe acne. Get to your doctor to discuss it's use in your case. There is some risk to mental health with accutane, but you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Does isotretinoin affect the effectiveness of levonorgetrel pills?

Does isotretinoin affect the effectiveness of levonorgetrel pills?

NO: It does not in terms of the pills contraceptive ability. That type of pill does help with acne in many patients, and will have an additive effect with the isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Does alcohol decrease Accutane absorption?

Does alcohol decrease Accutane absorption?

Alcohol & Accutane: Drinking alcohol and taking Accutane can cause increased liver enzymes in which case the doctor would have to stop the accutane. Accutane can have several side effects. Drinking alcohol while using Accutane can worsen some of these side effects. For the benefit of your health limiting your alcohol consummation while on Accutane is best. ...Read more

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Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Yes: Comply with directions. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If you do not get a good result, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more

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Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Side effects and effectiveness of orencia (abatacept) mediCation?

Watch for infections: Orencia (abatacept) is approved to treat moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. Typically it is prescribed when disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs (DMARDS) are not effective. The most common DMARD is methotrexate. Orencia (abatacept) is usually prescribed in combination with methotrexate but sometimes is given alone. Orencia (abatacept) is quite effective for many but not all people. It's main side effect: infections. ...Read more

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Does ampicillin improve Accutane results?

Does ampicillin improve Accutane results?

No: Accutane is a form of vitamin A that reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin, and helps to renew itself more quickly. . Systemic antibiotics decrease P. acnes colonization and have intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects to treat acne separate from the action of Accutane. Doxycycline or erythromycin are the common antibiotics that are used not ampicillin ...Read more

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Does doxycycline stop effectiveness of depo shot?

Does doxycycline stop effectiveness of depo shot?

No: One's Depo-Provera shot retains its same effectiveness, regardless of whether or not one is taking doxycycline or any of the commonly used antibiotics (such as amoxicillin, Zithromax, tetracyclines, or cephalosporins). ...Read more

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Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read more

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Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) side effects?

Skin redness: Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a topical antibiotic of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin, commonly prescribed for acne. Caution should be used if patients have an allergy to either medication or have a history of ulcerative or infectious colitis. The most common side effects are dry, red, scaling skin or a burning sensation. ...Read more

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Will benzoyl peroxide reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

Will benzoyl peroxide reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills?

No: The pill doesn't lose it's effectiveness while using most other medications, including almost all antibiotics. An exception is the antibiotic Rifampin or some seizure medications, for ex. ...Read more

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Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

Does carbimazole effect the contraceptive pill Cerezette.?

No: Carbimazole does not interfere with the effects of the contraceptive pill Cerezette. Carimazole can cause birth defects so it is important to be on a reliable form of contraception...Take care ...Read more

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Does doxycycline reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Does doxycycline reduce the effectiveness of birth control?

Maybe: There have been reports of oral birth control pills containing estrogen failing with tetracyclines (eg doxycycline), but no conclusive evidence (from lexicomp interaction report for ortho tricyclen and doxycycline). ...Read more

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Will levaquin (levofloxacin) interfere with the effectiveness of microgestin birth control pills?

Will levaquin (levofloxacin) interfere with the effectiveness of microgestin birth control pills?

Yes: Any antibiotic if taken at the same time, will be preferentially absorbed over the contraceptive pill. Therefore, if the antibiotic is absolutely necessary, then use a back up method in addition to the pill for safety, and do not take both pills at the same time. ...Read more