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Doctor insights on: Accutane Replacement

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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 vitamin or medicine can replace accutane? Because my face too oily. But i also worried taking affect Accutane for long term.

It depends: Accutane is Vt A Derivative. The side effect is Drying of skin . If your skin is oily; it is not because of Accutane. Your dermatologist is prescribing you after careful discussion with you about Accutane and only after giving you trial of other medicines both orally and Topically for Acne.. So you should talk to him/her regarding your dilemma. ...Read more

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On accutane: do you think taking fish oil pills would help to restore/replace the natural oil i had come to my hair prior to taking accutane?

On accutane:
do you think taking fish oil pills would help to restore/replace the natural oil i had come to my hair prior to taking accutane?

Possibly yes: This will be an individual response and unfortunately there are so many different fish oil preparations, . I general, it should not hurt and is considered heart healthy. However retinoids do have a tendency to limit oil production. ...Read more

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Isn't it risky for a patient using Accutane?

Isn't it risky for a patient using Accutane?

Side effects: Like all medications Accutane has potential side effects including drying out the mucous membranes, drying out the skin and has potential teratogenic effects which is why females need to be on 2 modes of birth control (for example OCP and use condoms) ...Read more

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I'm on 30mg of Accutane 4 monts my face isn't dry but I should I still moisturise?

I'm on 30mg of Accutane 4 monts my face isn't dry but I should I still moisturise?

Not necessary: Accutane users' facial skin responds differently from patient to patient. Some get very dry skin, others do not. Adding a moisturizer to you facial skin is not necessary if it isn't dry. Using a moisturizing soap, like Dove, may be enough. Take Care! ...Read more

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What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx

The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more

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Hi so i'm on my 5 month of Accutane what makeup removing wipes do you derms recommend that won't break me out or irratte my skin?

Hi so i'm on my 5 month of Accutane what makeup removing wipes do you derms recommend that won't break me out or irratte my skin?

Wipes: There is something better than make-up removing wipes. It's the magic mitt by jane iredale. It's chemical free. You simply wet it and remove all your make up, even mascara, within 20 seconds. Then you wash it with hand soap and it's ready to use the next day. It costs $15 and will last you 6 months. ...Read more

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Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? i was on accutane for 9 months

Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? i was on accutane for 9 months

Relapse?: If you are referring to an acne flare up I don't think your choice of clothing is an issue. Black does have the spectrum of more heat retention in sunlight. Even with sunscreen always be very cautions with sun exposure while on this medication. ...Read more