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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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II have smoked marijuana 3 times while on accutane. I started my 2nd month of accutane (60mg) today. Will the weed affect the way the accutane works?

II have smoked marijuana 3 times while on accutane. I started my 2nd month of accutane (60mg) today. Will the weed affect the way the accutane works?

No interaction but..: Marijuana can interact with many medicines, though most of the interactions are mild consisting of "may increase side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness." There is no known interaction with accutane and it will not affect how it works. HOWEVER, I consider accutane a dangerous drug that should be avoided if possible. There are safer alternatives. See http://tinyurl.com/ha76qds ...Read more

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I have had blackheads covering my nose for past 10 years. Did all the acne meds. Including accutane. Still have blackheads. What works? Hot compress?

I have had blackheads covering my nose for past 10 years. Did all the acne meds. Including accutane. Still have blackheads. What works? Hot compress?

Blackheads?: Blackheads are the oxidized oil which is at the surface of your skin. You are not going to get rid of it. Depending on your genetic inheritance you will have a certain density of oil secreting glands on your skin. You can see a cosmetic dermatologist who might give you some good advice on what you can use on your skin to help. Accutane is for severe cystic acne only not blackheads. ...Read more

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On tetracycline, acne clear up initially now it flare up again! help! i cannot do accutane. is there other ways?i dont think tetracycline works for me

On tetracycline, acne clear up initially now it flare up again! help! i cannot do accutane. is there other ways?i dont think tetracycline works for me

Multiple approach: Tetracycline dose can be increased and taking for a longer period, in addition to use of topicals like benzyol perioxide at prescription strength, or retina a or salicyclic acid and avoidance comedonic lotions. Dermatologist input will be helpful ...Read more

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Please explain microdermabrasion to me! I have bad acne scars (not deep tho) how long after Accutane can I do it,how long tell it works,how much money?

Please explain microdermabrasion to me! I have bad acne scars (not deep tho) how long after Accutane can I do it,how long tell it works,how much money?

Accutane : it basically abrades the top layer of your skin to remove damaged skin. I do not recommend it for at least 1 yr after stopping accutane. Never do it with active acne breakout. We are not here to give you prices. Talk to your dermatologist who prescribed accutane. Your scars may improve mildly if performed properly. ...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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