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What are some undesirable, permanent changes that can come from Accutane treatment?

What are some undesirable, permanent changes that can come from Accutane treatment?

Accutane: Accutane is a fantastic acne medication. The main permanent side effect is a birth defect if a woman takes it when pregnant. ...Read more

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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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?

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?

Time will tell.: Statistically, one third of patients need another course of Accutane later on; another third need additional treatment, but not with accutane; and the rest never need acne therapy again. You could be in any of those three categories; only time will tell. ...Read more

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What plays a major role during Accutane treatment?

What plays a major role during Accutane treatment?

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

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Can you get tinnitus while on Accutane treatment by going to bars/clubs with loud music? or increase the risk of it?

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

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I completed a Accutane treatment of 6 months about 8 months ago and im getting whiteheads do i need a second Accutane treatment to clear my skin..?

Go to your dermatolo: You do not indicate the dose of isotretinoin (Accutane). Higher doses yield more cures. Acanya is an expensive brand of tretinoin. You may need tretinoin or oral minocycline or another dose of isotretinoin. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you be on anesthesia for deep teeth cleaning while on accutane? i dont want it to interfere with my accutane treatment

No problem: Important that you have the cleaning to reduce infection risk. Discuss your concerns w your Dentist, but there' snow interaction problem. ...Read more

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Can i get flu shots at duane reade post 3 months accutane treatment? is it safe? who gives the shots?

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

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I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst. . But i am getting whiteheads on nose,forehead,chin what can i use t cure dat?

I completed a Accutane treatment 10 months ago it cleared my big cyst. . But i am getting whiteheads on nose,forehead,chin what can i use t cure dat?

Acne treatment no Rx: Acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products followed by a noncomedogenic moisturizer. Since you have already completed a course of Accutane, a last resort for treatment of acne, re-consultation with your prescribing physician would be beneficial. ...Read more