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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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I am taking Accutane for two months now. Recently I am spitting blood coming from my throat. Is it normal?

I am taking Accutane for two months now. Recently I am spitting blood coming from my throat. Is it normal?

Maybe: Accutane can and does cause dryness of the nasal mucosa. This can cause irritation and possibly easy bleeding. If this happens farther back in the nose then you could get a slight amount of blood in the back of your throat. This could show up when you spit. However, I really think you should have your dermatologist take a look.

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Contemplating stopping 20mg p day of Accutane after 2 months in very worried about the risks. My skin is marked bc of ib will my acne return? :. (

Contemplating stopping 20mg p day of Accutane after 2 months in very worried about the risks. My skin is marked bc of ib will my acne return? :. (

Accutane: The correct dose of Accutane is 1mg/kg a day for 20 weeks. Thus, if you were 120 pounds you would take 6mg a day of accutane. At this dose 80% of patients do not have acne again. Even though there are risks they are very rare. In 20 years, I have only had to stop Accutane in 5 patients and I have treated thousands.

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Hi, I was on Accutane for 6 months 2 months 20mg and 4 months with 60mg, I was wondering how long should I wait to get my ear pierced and use fake tan?

Hi, I was on Accutane for 6 months 2 months 20mg and 4 months with 60mg, I was wondering how long should I wait to get my ear pierced and use fake tan?

Accutane: Forget about the fake tan. Its a losing proposition under any circumstance. I would wait on getting your ears pierced until you are no longer on accutane.

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I have been on accutane for about two months now and my face colour has become darker. What can I do? I wear sunscreen already

I have been on accutane for about two months now and my face colour has become darker. What can I do? I wear sunscreen already

Probably fine: Is your acne getting better? The skin that was inflamed can heal with more color or less color. This is normal. Accutane can also make you photosensitive. Apply sunscreen liberally and often, and consider wearing a brimmed hat.

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I've been on Accutane now for 2 months and have seen minimal improvement. When will this medication actually work?

I've been on Accutane now for 2 months and have seen minimal improvement. When will this medication actually work?

Most within 12 weeks: Acne can flare the first few months on isotretinoin. Most patients start to see improvement within 12 weeks. However, there are always a few patients who require a longer amount of time to see improvement. Your dermatologist will be adjusting your dose as the months progress.

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Have to be on Accutane for one month maybe 2 months depending on my dermatologist, does it cure acne scars?

Sorry, no.: Accurate reduces acne outbreaks that can lead to new scars, but does not remove or reduce old scars. Scars (caused by any process or injury) are permanent and require other surgical intervention for improvement, such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. However, Accutane can lead to increased risks of scarring with surgeries performed within a year or longer after its use, so beware!

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Are there coupons available for Accutane for people without insurance or is it possible to get samples for the first month or two?

Are there coupons available for Accutane for people without insurance or is it possible to get samples for the first month or two?

Nope: Accutane is no longer sold in us. Only generics are available. Generic drug ousts don't give samples or coupons (dream on). But certain pharmacies offer good discounts on some medications. There are also national pharmacy card distributors that have discounts on certain drugs. Please get on the net and do the due diligence to find something for yourself. Good luck.

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Will my baby have birh defects? I got pregnant three months after my last dose of Accutane. I ionly took two Accutane

Negligible risk: The half life of Accutane (time for half to be gone from your body) is about a day. By three months out there is none in your system to cause a problem. There is no data suggesting a higher frequency of birth defects in women who took the med at times unrelated to an actual pregnancy.

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I live in the dorms. Rarely able to return. Perhaps in only 3 months back. How do I take accutane. Can I take for two month stock and arr app with doc?

Accutane: No. Accutane is a great drug but needs to be monitored carefully when administered. Whether the benefits outweigh the risks must be evaluated in each patients individual circumstance.

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My girl is taking Accutane twice a day for two months and she is severely constipated and bleeds on straining? What should she do?

My girl is taking Accutane twice a day for two months and she is severely constipated and bleeds on straining? What should she do?

More Fiber More H20: Severe constipation is not a common side effect of Accutane. She may need to take a look at her diet in the last 2 months. Have her increase her fiber intake. More fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads or pastas, brown rice, etc. Also increase her water intake. Dehydration can make your stools hard and difficult to pass. If no change, return to the doctor

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How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states. But if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol, there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal

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4 very small pimples on one side of face after two months of no pimples. Have 9 Accutane pills left. Will be 5 months total. Should I do a 6th?

4 very small pimples on one side of face after two months of no pimples. Have 9 Accutane pills left. Will be 5 months total. Should I do a 6th?

Pimples 9 Accutane pills: Although acne may get worse within the first month of Accutane use for about 30% of patients, the ultimate results are usually dramatic.11 Accutane works to achieve partial or complete clearance of acne in about 95% of people who complete a cycle, regardless of whether they have inflammatory or non-inflammatory acne.12 The majority of people who take it see their acne effectively cured, experiencing long-term remission of acne symptoms. Studies show an average relapse rate of around 33%, and in these cases sometimes a second course is given.7, 9, 12-17 This relapse rate is dose-dependent.13 Patients who receive a cumulative dose of 100-120 mg/kg see the best results and lowest relapse rates. Patients who receive a lower dose relapse more frequently. Daily dosage depends on how much the patient weighs; 0.5 mg - 2 mg/kg is typical.15

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On Accutane (Claravis) for about two months (30 to 40 mg now). Cholesterol: 194, triglyceride: 98, HDL: 59, LDL: 115. Are these normal results? 97 lbs

On Accutane (Claravis) for about two months (30 to 40 mg now). Cholesterol: 194, triglyceride: 98, HDL: 59, LDL: 115. Are these normal results? 97 lbs

Glad you got Rx: Acne is a very serious personal and professional liability. If your physician isn't worried about your lipids, I'm not either. Say the course and congratulations on your courage.

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After completing the course of accutane, after two weeks got one breakout....Is it normal?

Common.: It is not unusual to get new breakouts after treatment with accutane. Statistically, one third of such patients need another course of Accutane later on; another third need additional treatment, but not with accutane; and the rest never need acne therapy again. You could be in any of those three categories; only time will tell.