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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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Without changing my lifestyle, I put on 50 pounds since around the time I started accutane last August. What are the odds that accutane caused this?

Without changing my lifestyle, I put on 50 pounds since around the time I started accutane last August. What are the odds that accutane caused this?

Unlikely, possible?: a very small percentage of people who take accutane, report weight gain, i noticed in your med history that you have some ortho and back problems that can make exercise difficult. Talk to your doctor about this, but attempts at increasing exercise might help ...Read more

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The past 3 days, my air condition was on and off and felt like 40-50 degrees. i have accutane store in my room which needs 59 to 86degree. is this ok?

The past 3 days, my air condition was on and off and felt like 40-50 degrees. i have accutane store in my room which needs 59 to 86degree. is this ok?

Cooler is usually : better than hotter. 86° seems rather hot to store any type of pharmaceuticals. You can always call the manufacturer, and assess their customer service line what to do. That's always a great option! ...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

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Food to eat when on accutane.

Food to eat when on accutane.

Fatty food: You should take the Accutane with fatty food to enhance absorption. You don't need any extra vitamin a. Otherwise a prudent healthy diet is fine. No special needs for accutane. Some patients have less dry lips by taking a vitamin e supplement. ...Read more

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