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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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Severely broke out after trying new skincare products. I've been on accutanes and had success but will this reverse accutanes effect? Do I go on again

Severely broke out after trying new skincare products. I've been on accutanes and had success but will this reverse accutanes effect? Do I go on again

Not acne.: A contact dermatitis from a new product, is not acne Or if you have a mild flare of acne because of it, stopping it may well stop the flare. Wait and see what happens. Go back to your old skin care routine. If it does not get better in a week or so, see your doc. ...Read more

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Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Side effects: The reason companies list the side effects is because they happened on their drug. Will they happen to everyone? No. Could they? Yes. Talk to your doctor about what may be the next step for your acne. ...Read more

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How much of a difference is there in Accutane remission rates between 120mg/kg cumulatively and 150mg/kg?

Accutane: No data on that specific question. The usual initial dose of 1 mg/kg/day for 20 weeks would be 140 mg/kg and cures about 50% of patients. The other 50% need a second course of 2mg/kg/day for an additional 20 weeks to effect a cure. Treatment at these doses requires weekly monitoring by your doctor and weekly blood tests to watch closely for adverse side effects. ...Read more

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What can I do if my heart rate has increased. Should i still take my accutane?

What can I do if my heart rate has increased. Should i still take my accutane?

Maybe not: It can cause arrhythmia and rapid heart rate. And many, many other side effects. You need to stay under the care the provider who prescribed it for you! ...Read more

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I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots . What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! tried s

I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots . What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! tried s

Topical: so u were on Accutane systemic? And how long since you stopped and how long were you on it? Topical retinoids ( prescription strength) and OCPs might help. Consult with your MD ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is accutane?

Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more

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Is Accutane affective?

Is Accutane affective?

For acne? yes: Accutane is remarkably effective in healing severe acne. Get to your doctor to discuss it's use in your case. There is some risk to mental health with accutane, but you should see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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