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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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2 years ago i took medication know as accutane. My lips have been severely chapped and peeling since. I haven't been on it since. Collagen Sups help?

2 years ago i took medication know as accutane. My lips have been severely chapped and peeling since. I haven't been on it since. Collagen Sups help?

Dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist as he/she will have the most experience with Accutane and its short and long term effects. In addition you'll receive advice about treatment options for lip problems. ...Read more

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What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane(accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

What brand is best for vitamin E since I am on Zenatane(accutane) and lips are dry and peeling. Only on 40mg so what will happen when I'm at 70mg?

Nothing useful: While some topical preparations containting Vit E might be helpful, best source of most vitamins is foods of natural origin, not processed foods & not pills, counter to lots of marketing. to sell processed food waste. See: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1398533 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1392217 https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/1318144 ...Read more

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How / why does Accutane cause dry lips?

How / why does Accutane cause dry lips?

Site of action : Accutane's actual effect is not clearly understood according to official fda information. But it decreases cell growth in membranous tissue. This decreases oil production from skin oil glands, helping acbe. Invariably this leads to drying of all mucous membranes in the body by decreasing cell growth on membranes. And then to drying and cracking. Usually thus improves after stopping the accutane. ...Read more

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Small whitehead pimple right on lip,saw last night,this morning whitehead gone and its just red. My lips are super dry from accutane.lick my lips alot?

Small whitehead pimple right on lip,saw last night,this morning whitehead gone and its just red. My lips are super dry from accutane.lick my lips alot?

Not uncommon reactio: Sounds like a not unexpected side-effect of Accutane. Drying and peeling of the skin are common, so it would be a good idea to use a moisturizer 0n your skin and lips ...Read more

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How can I prevent dry lips with Accutane pills?

Prevent v. Treat: I imagine you do not want to stop Accutane yet. Treating your dry lips would be the plan. I like eltamd lip balm spf 31 or colorscience lip shine spf 35 for rx. At night time a generous slather of vaseline will suffice. ...Read more

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Will aquaphor work on chapped lips due accutane?

Yes: Yes also look for dr. Dan's which is chapstick with a mild Hydrocortisone in it, and is otc, try vitamin E 1000 iu once/twice day. ...Read more

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Can Accutane (isotretinoin) cause mouth/lip ulcers?

Yes: It can potentially cause listers on lips, nose, eyes, & genitals. ...Read more

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Why have my lips suddenly become dry or weird. Could it be from accutane?

Accutane caused: Most patients on Accutane develop some dryness of their lips. Dry eyes and nasal tissues can also develop, along with skin that takes longer to heal from minor nicks and cuts. Use saline drops for your eyes, saline mist for your nose, and vaseline on your lips to protect from dryness. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have chapped lips after i stop accutane?

Is it normal to have chapped lips after i stop accutane?

Yes: The drying or peeling skin can be normal but should slowly go away after stopping accutane. If your skin is peeling off, making blisters, having ulcers or has a rash see your doctor immediately. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0010802/?report=details#warning ...Read more

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I stopped Accutane a week ago but i still have chapped lips . Please help?

Accutane: Use a mild steroid preparation and a vaseline preparation for your lips - Accutane takes a while to get out of the body. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dry lips because of accutane?

Not really: The best thing to do is to keep your lips moisturized with a cream type lip balm. Your dermatologist may have a better suggestion since they are the one who is managing your accutane. ...Read more

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Does Accutane deplete hyaluronic acid. If not, then why are my lips still so dry 3 years later?

Diminishes oil gland: Accutane tends to diminish oil gland (sebaceous gland) activity which may contribute to dry skin but it does not generally effect hyaluronic acid levels. Your benzoyl peoxide may also cause dry lips. ...Read more

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I've been using accutane for a while(almost 150 tablets) Now I'm experiencing dry and sensitive skin(also lips)could I stop taking it for like a month?

I've been using accutane for a while(almost 150 tablets)
Now I'm experiencing dry and sensitive skin(also lips)could I stop taking it for like a month?

Need details: Dry skin, especially LIPS, is normal with this med and shows it is working. How many pills a day? How long on it so far???? Acne gone? For most people it is given at 2 a day for 20 weeks. Prescribing Dr must guide you through the side effects. Avoid multivitamin pills. Get your nutrition from food. Vit A in pills (not food) makes the side effects worse. Stop if severe headache. Avoid pregnancy. ...Read more

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My lips and hands are really dry using accutane. Is this a common side effect?

My lips and hands are really dry using accutane. Is this a common side effect?

Extremely comon: It is the most common side effect of accutane. You need to use a good moisturizer on your face and body, lips and hands religiously. ...Read more

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Fordyce spots on lip by taking Accutane 40mg and they ae getting worse. I've tried everything but nothing work?

Fordyce spots on lip: Fordyce spots on the lip are a normal anatomic finding. I would advise against treatment. However, if you desire cosmetic removal ablative co2 laser or electrodesiccation would help. ...Read more