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Accutane Results Timeline
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One to two months: You need to be patient with this medication. Depending on your dose the results will take one to two months to begin to see changes. ...Read more
Do you have to take Accutane at the exact same time every day. Or can it be a couple of hours out?
It's ok: Precise time is not critical...as long as it is within a couple hours. ...Read more
Is there a certain time you should take accutane? I take it in the afternoon ith food, absorica 20mg once a day
Your choice: While there are many restrictions on and hazards involved in taking this powerful and effective medication, you may take this at the time of day that seems best to you. Most people prefer to take it with food and there's one pharmacologic study that suggests its better absorbed with at least some food, so this would be wise. Ask your physician whether to continue your other meds. ...Read more
I am taking 20mg of Accutane daily. I can't always take it at the exact same time every day. Is it ok if I take it between 5 and 7 at night?
Sure.: As long as you take it about the same time of day, as you listed, it should be fine. ...Read more
How effective are second Accutane courses compared to first courses? Should a higher cumulative dose be used the second time around? 18 y/o, m
Probably less: The response rate is probably a bit less for a second course, but its usually still very worthwhile to try, unless you just didn't do well the first time. I use the same routine for the second course, which for me is 1mg/kg daily dosage, usually divided into bid dosing with a total goal range of 120-150 mg/kg. ...Read more
Without changing my lifestyle, I put on 50 pounds since around the time I started accutane last August. What are the odds that accutane caused this?
Yes, but...: I am located in US, and meds are made in different combinations here . however, from the classes, they would probably be okay . But . If you are on dianette it seems the anti androgen would halp acne as well (so maybe wait a few months (cycles) to see if that is effective. If not, Accutane has a large side effect profile,and it would be easier and clearer (if side effects occur) if you ...Read more
With food: Absorption is better with food.Get a more detailed answer ›
How many grams of fat we need to eat every time we take an Accutane pill for absorption to be the most effective?
If I took Accutane how much should I wait before I do laser again? And after taking it laser would be useful this time?
Is it normal to hear a high pitch noise while on 60mg of accutane? It's not all the time only for a few seconds every other day or so
Accutane & tinnitus: You may be experiencing what is called tinnitis (ringing in the ears). The National Institutes of Health warn that people on Accutane who develop this condition should discontinue use and have audiometry performed, as Accutane can cause nerve damage of the ears. People on Accutane should never, ever get pregnant while taking it (should use birth control). ...Read more
Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?
No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more
Issue w/ insurance took me off Accutane for 2 weeks during 8th mth (started on low dose) & I'm not completely clear. Will this affect my end results?
Shouldn't : It stays in your system anyway for a long time and 8 months is a pretty long treatment so I would not worry at all. ...Read more
Month or two: Most patients will start to improve within a month or two of starting isotretinoin. Occasionally acne worsens before it gets better. Hang in there, and see your dermatologist once a month for monitoring, dosage adjustments, and possibly adding other meds to help you clear up faster. ...Read more
If Accutane decreases the sebum production which is the result of excess androgens then where instead does the excess androgens show up?
Local effect: The effect is local at the oil gland. The androgens just go on their merry way doing their guy thing. ...Read more
I've been on Accutane for quite some time now, and I got a new cartilage piercing 2 wks ago, do I need to take it out? Or should it be fine?
I'm currently on Accutane (day 52, 60mlgs a day), what rules && other things must I follow to get the best possible results from this treatment?
Accutane: Accutane rarely fails for cystic acne. Normally 50% of people are cured taking 1mg/kg for 20 weeks. 50% of people need a second course at double the dose. A very few people need higher doses and more prolonged therapy. Weekly blood tests are need to monitor for adverse effects at these higher doses. See a dermatologist experienced in administering higher doses of accutane. ...Read more
No: Accutane is a form of vitamin A that reduces the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin, and helps to renew itself more quickly. . Systemic antibiotics decrease P. acnes colonization and have intrinsic anti-inflammatory effects to treat acne separate from the action of Accutane. Doxycycline or erythromycin are the common antibiotics that are used not ampicillin ...Read more
There are no known drug-drug interactions between Paxil (paroxetine) and accutane. Problems might however arise from the reasons why someone takes paxil (paroxetine). Ie say depression. Accutane has been reported to be associated with depressive symptoms. See below for more on accutane:
http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000532/. ...Read more
Don't want to waste my time on a low dose of accutane. Should I ask my dermatologist to raise or from 60-80mgs?
Eventually : An initial one-month period of low dose is sometimes done to make sure the medication does not cause any major side effects such as elevated lfts or high cholesterol. It can then be increased to a maximum of 1 mg/kg (60 mg-80 mg for most people) daily as tolerated. The higher dose allows the course to be completed more quickly. ...Read more