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Doctor insights on: Accutane Half Life

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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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If accutane were to cause liver damage, after getting blood tests regularly, would it be reversible? Would it be life-threateningly damaged?

If accutane were to cause liver damage, after getting blood tests regularly, would it be reversible? Would it be life-threateningly damaged?

God only knows: In general, you use a medicine for the minimum time necessary. Ask yourself and the prescribing doc what is the hoped for benefit weighed against the risk. Then you make a decision based on that information. ...Read more

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Started Accutane 10mg yesterday. today i feel so sad. i feel stress over dermatologist fees and feel life is unfair. why do i have acne?

Started Accutane 10mg yesterday. today i feel so sad. i feel stress over dermatologist fees and feel life is unfair. why do i have acne?

Speak to the dermato: Since the DR fee is a burden to you, tell the DR. She may wish to cut you a break. Acne in an adult female is hormonal. Some birth control makes it worse, some makes it better. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Orthothicyclin pills (and their generics) are very effective. The antiandrogen spironolactone is excellent and costs $6 a month. 10mg Accutane is a tiny dose but will reduce your acne. You need 3 months to begin to see ...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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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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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