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Watch 4 side effects: Isotretinoin decreases the size and activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin, which reduces the amount of sebum that is produced. This stops the glands becoming blocked, and means bacteria are less likely to thrive. It also reduces the inflammation in the skin. Isotretinoin can have serious side effects and its use must be supervised by a dermatologist. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
Isotretinoin: This is your strongest medication and most effective, available only from a dermatologist. If you aren't clear on conservative rx, consider a course though it's not for the faint-hearted. Acne is a grave professional liability in today's world. Isotretinoin will keep it at bay for at least months. Best wishes. ...Read more
Severe acne: Most doctors will recommend to try the Accutane after having tried several topical and oral medications to maximum strength and there are still deep cystic acne breakouts occurring. There are many warnings and precautions about taking the Accutane and a through discussion with the dermatologist must be done before the medicine can be prescribed. ...Read more
Is it ok to take the drug "prizma" with "Roaccutane"
i have taken prizma for about 1 year
but i have a very bad acne!
can i take those 2 drugs togethe?
I have some acnes on my cheeks& I went to many doctors& they advised me of taking Roaccutane.Is it benificial?& what are its long term side effects?
Roaccutane cleared my rosacea& acne. 2 months after comming off and my skin is now leathery. Is this my skin readjusting? Do I wait for it to settle.
Not unusual: Dryness is part of the medicine. Call the derm doc and ask if there is anything to do or suggest. Probably just will take time and use a moisturizer as it goes away. ...Read more
I'm on 20 mg roaccutane (for threating acne) for 2 weeks now. My question is - can I still go drinking?
No: Ordinarily, when you are given isotretinoin, you sign an agreement that you will use it exactly as directed and that you will comply with all your instructions, ranging from not getting pregnant to not touching alcohol. It is not okay to break your word. It's also asking for liver trouble. If alcohol is important to you -- ; that's fine -- would an antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide would be enough? ...Read more
I've been on roaccutane for about 9 months for mild acne. 40mgs a day for 8 months ( 2 tablets a day) was told nothing about weaning off, 12 tabs left?
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