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Doctor insights on: Accutane Uses

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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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Could a male's 9 mo Accutane use at age 16 years cause his unborn baby's diagnosis of congenital vsd 10 years later? Or other birth defects?

Could a male's 9 mo Accutane use at age 16 years cause his unborn baby's diagnosis of congenital vsd 10 years later? Or other birth defects?

Unrelated: Any sperm that might be affected during use are long gone 9 years later.We have no data suggesting males use of Accutane relates sperm or causes any birth defect. The medication has a direct toxic effect to an embryo if consumed by the mother during pregnancy. Congenital vsd is one of the most common heart related defects & has a broad genetic basis & some recurrence risk. ...Read more

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What's the best foundation to use for dry skin due to Accutane / isotretinoin use?

What's the best foundation to use for dry skin due to Accutane / isotretinoin use?

Accutane: Use aquaphor at night. Aboleen cleanser to clean skin and a moistering cream such as cereve in the morning. Also drink plenty of water and a humidifyer in your bedroom. As far as foundation while on Accutane use a cream or liquid foundation for dry skin. ...Read more

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I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

I'm on accutane. I use baby liquid soap 2 times/wk which has ingredients (in 100ml):lactic acid=1g, lactoserum atomisat=0.93g. The ph=3.5. Is it safe?

Safe: Generally, the baby soaps are formulated to be safe for the sensitive skin of a baby, and should be fine for you to use as well. There are no contraindications with the baby soap and Accutane use either that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use accutane?

Depends: Read the i pledge book for all the side effects and decide if the timeing is right for you. Good candidates love it and have gotten their acne under control. Laser skin care is very helpful with acne and if you do a series of those treatments it will lower your dosage needed for complete acne control. ...Read more

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How long after accutane can I use at home .75 mm dermaroller?

How long after accutane can I use at home .75 mm dermaroller?

One year: Typically after STOPPING Accutane you need to wait a year before you undergo any resurfacing procedures to the skin. Accutane can prevent wound healing if a procedure is done too soon and lead to even more scarring and problems. ...Read more