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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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Please tell me what are some alternatives to accutane?

Please tell me what are some alternatives to accutane?

Best choice: If you have severe acne, especially if it is cystic, Isotretinoin is really your own choice in most cases. The "pop" remedies just don't work. I'm going to assume that a physician has determined that you're not a candidate for combination of topical benzoyl peroxide and an antibiotic. This Rx isn't for sissies but the "alternative" is to end up disfigured and ultimately mutilated. ...Read more

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Accutane just for oil skin, can I use it? May be in low doses, did you recomend something alternative to Accutane for oil control?

Accutane just for oil skin, can I use it? May be in low doses, did you recomend something alternative to Accutane for oil control?

Topical vs oil: There are a variety of different retinoids with Accutane being the most potent. Other topical preparations such as retin a (tretinoin) or differen gel. This may be an option for treatment of a localized area. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to Accutane. Psychiatrist thinks that it's worsening my Bipolar symptoms, but Dermatologist thinks otherwise. ?

What are some alternatives to Accutane. Psychiatrist thinks that it's worsening my Bipolar symptoms, but Dermatologist thinks otherwise. ?

Collaboration: Recommend requesting your dermatologist and your psychiatrist consult with each other to coordinate your care, if they haven't done so already. Between themselves they can hopefully come up with a solution that is mutually acceptable, and produces an outcome resulting in the most benefit with the least risk to your health. ...Read more

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Is there any alternative for isotetrinoin /accutane in nodular acne ?

Is there any alternative for isotetrinoin /accutane in nodular acne ?

Yes: Hello, Traditional texts speak of the failure and risk of topical methods for deeper cysts and nodules. However, new amplified approaches of topicals can predictably, and reproducibly inactivate nodular acne without accutane. A strategic approach requires a great patient/practitioner relationship. Cortisone injections during the treatment can minimize scarring from large individual lesions. ...Read more

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Accutane not working for me please help! are there any alternatives?

Accutane not working for me please help! are there any alternatives?

Get help from derm: Accutane is already the most powerful stuff. Let dermatologist tailor medicines for you. ...Read more

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Been on Accutane since march. I started on. 20mg and slowly it's been increase to 60mg. My acne is worse. What are other alternative? ( male 17)

Been on Accutane since march. I started on. 20mg and slowly it's been increase to 60mg. My acne is worse. What are other alternative?  ( male 17)

Talk With Doctor: There is no good alternative to accutane, however, there are a couple of possibilities of why his acne is getting worse. In some cases, a temporary worsening of acne as the Accutane starts working, it may only appear to be worsening, because of the erythema, dryness and peeling, or there may be other infections or irritations. See doc to evaluate. ...Read more

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Is laser therapy for stretch marks something that would cause scaring while on Accutane 70mg? What are some alternatives while on the med?

Is laser therapy for stretch marks something that would cause scaring while on Accutane 70mg? What are some alternatives while on the med?

I suggest you wait: until you finish accutane, and then do lasers, they work the best on stretch marks. You certainly can try retinoids or caffeine related products, but i would save your money and do lasers ...Read more

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What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx

The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more