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The Accutane booklet says one of the side effects can be joint pain. How does Accutane cause joint pain? Can it be permanent after accutane?

The Accutane booklet says one of the side effects can be joint pain. How does Accutane cause joint pain? Can it be permanent after accutane?

Transient effects: Myalgias and arthralgias that are mild and transient generally do not require discontinuation of therapy. ...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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How long do the side effects of Accutane generally last?

6-12 months: Most of the acute side effects of Accutane therapy last from 6-12 months and surgery is generally discouraged during this period. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about Accutane and the side effects?

Accutane: Accutane has many potential side effects (too numerous to list in 400 characters or less). Check this article to learn more: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/accutane-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

Relatively safe/few: The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe. These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Everybody is differe: That is why each person is monitored monthly. I would say everybody experiences dryness and if they would go out in ther sun unprotected they woud get one heck of a sunburn. If they would get pregnant they woud have a very deformed fetus. The rest of the side effects are sporadic but posible. ...Read more

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How long after finishing Accutane does it take for side effects to end?

Accutane: While the short term side effects of Accutane will go away quickly, users are cautioned against any type of peels or laser treatment for up to 6 months after stopping accutane. Speak to your dermatologist and be sure to let them know if you plan on having anything done to your face. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my Accutane side effects diminish?

The dryness: Can last for up to several months after stopping the medication. ...Read more