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Accutane Month 3
My son is 15. I am concerned he has been taking 40 mg per day of Accutane for 3 months. Will it stunt his growth?
Severe acne?: I am assuming he has severe acne and is followed by Dermatology. They typically treat with accutane for 6 months at a time. I am assuming they reviewed the risks with accutane, I am not aware that accutane will stunt your growth, and most likely at 15 he already has had his growth spurt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on Accutane for 3 months the spots have got better but the hyperpigmintation has got worse is there anything I can use to help this go away ?
I was on accutane 3 months ago and want to get lasik. My eyes feel fine, but should I get punctal plugs to reduce the risk of dryness?
Is it normal to have an initial breakout from Accutane only after 3 months in? I thought it was suppose to start during 1st mth of treatment?
Uncommon: Your reaction is uncommon, but can happen. You might discuss a dosage adjustment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
I am taking accutane (40mg) since 3 months and i have to take for few days zithromax and diflucan, (fluconazole) is there any interaction between these medicine?
Small: Accutane does not interact with either of these medications. There is a slight risk of the Zithromax and Diflucan (fluconazole) interacting, but it is low in someone young like yourself, and if those two medications were prescribed by the same doctor, it is not worth questioning. If they were prescribed by two separate doctors, alert them to determine whether they wish to have you take both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Photo?: without an examination and photo documentation- impossible to diagnose online. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Three months ago i stopped taking accutane. I am now taking a gainer (carnivore mass) which i think is making me break-out. Should i stop taking it?
Probably not: Acne caused by dietary changes is largely a myth. The most significant cause of acne is testosterone, which is much, much higher in your teens and early 20's than any other time in your life. If you're breaking out more recently, it may be simply due to weather changes ; the fact that people aren't in the sun as much after summer is over. ...Read more
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. ...Read more