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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more