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My Accutane treatment is over and idlike to know after how long will i know if it worked permanently. After how long people normally break out again?
Pride in yourself: Stay with it. Remember why. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. Your life will be far better once you're through it. Life is cruel and unfair, and you'll discover that once your face is clear, people treat you better. Comply with your lab work and appointments. And be grateful for scientific medicine that's made this possible. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can you get tinnitus while on Accutane treatment by going to bars/clubs with loud music? or increase the risk of it?
Absolutely!: Just being around loud music will increase your risk of tinnitus -- the loud music can damage (sometimes permanently) the structures in the cochlea (the hearing organ). Accutane can also affect your hearing. I advise staying away from environments with loud noise. If you can't avoid them, talk with your Dr. about noise-protective earplugs. ...Read more
How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?
You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol,there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal ...Read more
Can you be on anesthesia for deep teeth cleaning while on accutane? i dont want it to interfere with my accutane treatment
Can i get flu shots at duane reade post 3 months accutane treatment? is it safe? who gives the shots?
Yes: The flu vaccine can be given in your case if there are no other contraindications medically. Accutane is an anti-inflammatory and not an immunosuppressant, so vaccines can be live or dead. It also clears the body effectively in two weeks after you stop. At pharmacies, immunizations are usually given by a trained pharmacist or RN, with your doctor's permission. Your PCP can administer the shot. ...Read more
Bc youre put on bcpills while on accutane. can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?
Not the issue: The issue is the destructive nature of Accutane on a fetus. It is not prescribed because it helps the Accutane. It is known to produce birth defects if taken during pregnancy. That is why you are asked to avoid pregnancy. Anyone can have a flare of acne after coming off Accutane, or any other time, but it would not be directly related to the BCP. ...Read more