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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 accutane make one feel fatigue? I have been on a low dose accutane of 20mg/day. Its been my 10th month im feeling extreme fatigue. Pls advise.

Can accutane make one feel fatigue? I have been on a low dose accutane of 20mg/day. Its been my 10th month im feeling extreme fatigue. Pls advise.

Ans: Accurate is a very toxic medication and very carefully monitored. Yes you can get fatigued but your doctor should be keeping a close wTch on you both physically and through lab evaluation ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel extremely fatigued while on accutane?

Side/adverse effect: Accutane has many side effect and fatigue is one of them in some people. If this is extreme as you said you need to see your doctor for further evaluation and possible change of medication as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is accutane?

Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more

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Should I take accutane?

Should I take accutane?

Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start. ...Read more

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Is 80 mg Accutane too much?

Is 80 mg Accutane too much?

Accutane dose: The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. Therefore, the appropriate dose for YOU depends on your weight. ...Read more

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Could i tan while on accutane?

Could i tan while on accutane?

Should not: Tanning is the worse thing one can do to the skin Accutane will make one more sensitive to tanning rays, . ...Read more

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