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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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What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

What to do if my face turning red after drinking. never had this problem before use of accutane.?

Vasodilation: The alcohol is making the fine vessels in you face dilate giving you that red look. This should subside in time ...Read more

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I've been on 30mg of Accutane for 12 weeks and Everytime I wash my face it goes really red for about an hour is this normal?

I've been on 30mg of Accutane for 12 weeks and Everytime I wash my face it goes really red for about an hour is this normal?

Yes: Your prescribing dermatologist may have something to offer, but the key is that you're going to stay the course. Acne is a brutal illness, and a huge personal and professional liability at your age. You'll almost certainly get a good result. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I've been on 30mg Accutane for 4 months im still breaking out and my face is red and my red marks are severe im so depressed is this normal?

I've been on 30mg Accutane for 4 months im still breaking out and my face is red and my red marks are severe im so depressed is this normal?

You have options: Your dermatologist may add any of a variety of other meds -- ask about topical clindamycin, systemic spironolactone, the oral contraceptive pill, a host of others. We can clear you. Just be assertive. ...Read more

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I have been taking Accutane for 5weeks ive noticed little improvements but more cystic acne, when I wash my face it goes very red but then calms down?

I have been taking Accutane for 5weeks ive noticed little improvements but more cystic acne, when I wash my face it goes very red but then calms down?

Accutane: the treatment only reduces the appearance of acne over time, and requires regular skin washing with non-abrasive soaps, benzoyl peroxide as directed to keep the skin surface clean and dry, and following directions. Your genetics determines how your acne progresses, your medications can only help your acne to a degree, acne can't be "cured" Good luck ! ...Read more