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Doctor insights on: Accutane Month 3

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I've been off of Accutane for 3 months and now im starting to break out. Do I have to start taking it again?

Not neccessarily: Usually would like to wait 6 months before re starting, sometimes other treatments work very well after Accutane even tho failed prior. Have never seen anyone break out as bad after a course with correct dosing. ...Read more

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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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?

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 more

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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'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 ?

You absolutely need: to discuss with the dermatologist who put you on the accutane. There are many things to do to treat hyper pigmentation but only the doctor who is treating you with this serious medication should decide what is best. ...Read more

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I finished accutane almost 3 months ago. Would getting lasik be bad?

I finished accutane almost 3 months ago.  Would getting lasik be bad?

Would not recommend : Accurate dries up all your surface and mucus membranes including the eyes. I would hold off prior to getting your lasik consultation ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not: I would discus this with your eye surgeon but if it has been 3 months or more since you are off the Accutane and your eyes feel otherwise fine, probably not needed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Why is my redness and hyperpigmintation getting worse three months into accutane?

Why is my redness and hyperpigmintation getting worse three months into accutane?

Photo?: without an examination and photo documentation- impossible to diagnose online. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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