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Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male?  I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...Read more

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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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How long do the side effects of Accutane generally last?

6-12 months: Most of the acute side effects of Accutane therapy last from 6-12 months and surgery is generally discouraged during this period. ...Read more

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I'm wondering about Accutane and the side effects?

Accutane: Accutane has many potential side effects (too numerous to list in 400 characters or less). Check this article to learn more: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/accutane-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

Relatively safe/few: The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe. These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Everybody is differe: That is why each person is monitored monthly. I would say everybody experiences dryness and if they would go out in ther sun unprotected they woud get one heck of a sunburn. If they would get pregnant they woud have a very deformed fetus. The rest of the side effects are sporadic but posible. ...Read more

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How long after finishing Accutane does it take for side effects to end?

Accutane: While the short term side effects of Accutane will go away quickly, users are cautioned against any type of peels or laser treatment for up to 6 months after stopping accutane. Speak to your dermatologist and be sure to let them know if you plan on having anything done to your face. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my Accutane side effects diminish?

The dryness: Can last for up to several months after stopping the medication. ...Read more