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How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

See details: There is very little you can do to avoid side-effects. This is a medication that must be closely monitored by a doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking supplements or other meds as some can interact with accutane. Also, do not start any of these while taking Accutane unless you discuss them first with the doctor who is prescribing the accutane. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is it normal for Accutane to cause pubic bone pain? (the pain is right above my bladder, could also be muscle pain, seems to be worse after sex.)

Is it normal for Accutane to cause pubic bone pain?  (the pain is right above my bladder, could also be muscle pain, seems to be worse after sex.)

Don't think so: There is a small piece of cartridge called the pubic symphysis the can get inflamed. Try a different position so that area gets less pressure. Also the bladder is in there and if peeing more or having pain could be a contributor. I don't think the accutaine is adding to the problem but google it and stay off the complaint patient page. Look for pain in bone or cartlidge, not just pubic bone. ...Read more

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Is the severe joint and muscle pain a side effect of isotretenoin?And if so is that reversible after stopping the drug ?and does acutane trigger lupus

Is the severe joint and muscle pain a side effect of isotretenoin?And if so is that reversible after stopping the drug ?and does acutane trigger lupus

How about looking up: yourself, e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotretinoin, http://www.rxlist.com/accutane-drug.htm (rxlist.com publishes PIs of Rx agents after patent has expired & company which pioneered the agent no long publishes PI online.) along with: https://scholar.google.com to look up "isotretinoin & systemic lupus erythematosus". Consider limiting the scholar.google.com results to recent date range. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink muscle milk shake while on Accutane medication?

Is it okay to drink muscle milk shake while on Accutane medication?

Yes!: There are many resources that physicians & pharmacists rely upon regarding drug information. I like www.Epocrates.Com & www.Drugs.Com. While there are drug-drug interactions w/isotretinoin, there doesn't appear to be any nutritional issues (http://www.Drugs.Com/accutane.Html). You should always feel comfortable asking questions of your dispensing pharmacist & prescribing physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? I am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.

Is it safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? I am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.

Safe but no benefit: The data on creatine remains controversial but at least it's safe. Same w/regards to multivitamins. Luckily, no interactions w/Accutane (isotretinoin) either. Best way to gain muscle, besides exercising regularly, is to eat healthy & get enough rest. Make sure you get enough protein 1-1.5g/lb body weight daily. ...Read more

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Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

Muscle weakness for a year. Possible side effect to acutane, is this possible?

See your doctor: If you have had muscle weakness for a year, you should have a complete workup to assess for reversible causes. You should discuss your unique medical history and the effects of acutane with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 17 yr old daughter is on acutane and has lost 13 pounds in two months, what kind of food can she eat keep her weight up? She pitches fast pitch softball and need to make sure she does not lose all her muscle and stamina. We would like her to gain weigh

My 17 yr old daughter is on acutane and has lost 13 pounds in two months, what kind of food can she eat keep her weight up? She pitches fast pitch softball and need to make sure she does not lose all her muscle and stamina. We would like her to gain weigh

Calorie dense foods: Eating calorie dense foods such as nuts, heavy cream, butter, fatty fishes, dried prunes, and avocado can help increase your daily calorie intake and assist in the desired weight gain. Supplements for weight gain would be inferior in quality to whole foods which are readily available and much less expensive. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in right cafe?

Muscle pain in right cafe?

IF THERE HAS BEEN NO: Trauma, if you are not on birth control, smoke, inactive, recently sitting around for prolonged periods of time, and calf not red and shinny, hot, it is unlikely you have a blood clot. Muscle pain in the calf is common. Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) should help. If any of the above symptoms are present though, please see your doctor or go to urgent care please. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...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