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Doctor insights on: Are There Any Benefits To Taking Accutane Over Weight Limit

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What are the negative consequences of taking mutant mass (weight gainer) while taking accutane?

What are the negative consequences of taking mutant mass (weight gainer) while taking accutane?

No studies done: It probably can be taken without any problem. But I will ask the dermatologist if it is ok.Before you start accutane. ...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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Is severe lightheadedness due to taking accutane?

Is severe lightheadedness due to taking accutane?

Not common: I have treated patients with Accutane (isotretinoin) for many years and have not heard that particular complaint. Theoretically any medicine can cause just about any side effect but i really haven't seen that one. I would talk this over with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I feel my cheeck more chubby after taking accutane.is it effect???

I feel my cheeck more chubby after taking accutane.is it effect???

May just be tight: Ness of skin. Accutane once finished is out of your system in one month, So if your cheeks are still swelling and it's been more than a month see your prescribing doctor. If you are still on Accutane swelling may be due to sunburn as the medicine is sun senstizing ...Read more

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How to stop nosebleed while taking accutane?

How to stop nosebleed while taking accutane?

Nose bleeds: Nosebleeds from whatever cause can be managed conservatively at home. The biggest problem when you are taking Accutane is that you have to be even more persistent. Keeping the nose moist is the key. Start with a little saline spray. There is even saline gel now available. You can also apply petrolatum ointment to the inside of the nose. This helps prevent drying. Do these four times a day. ...Read more

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Is it okay to smoke pot while taking accutane?

Is it okay to smoke pot while taking accutane?

Simple answer is no: Isotretinoin, the generic form of accutane, is a systemic medication that is processed by the liver. The liver is our primary metabolic organ that processes and clears medications, drugs, toxins, dietary nutrients, etc. Using marijuana while taking systemic medications may alter the effects of the medication and lead to undesired side effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go tanning after taking accutane?

Is it safe to go tanning after taking accutane?

No: Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from uva and uvb rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women. ...Read more

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Can I use an infrared sauna if I am taking accutane?

Can I use an infrared sauna if I am taking accutane?

No!: You shouldn't be using IR sun lamps irregardless because of increased risk of skin damage and melanomas. Good riddance to them! Also, unless you have severe cystic acne you should try to absolutely minimize your exposure to accutane. When you do want to get pregnant in the future it greatly increases your risk of having a deformed baby (remember thalidomide)! ...Read more

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How long before I can have alcohol after taking Accutane or amnesteem?

How long before I can have alcohol after taking Accutane or amnesteem?

Anytime really: Just be responsible with it like you normally would. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about taking Accutane before and experienced psychiatric symptoms?

Possible risk: Accutane can have neuropsychiatric side-effects including depression, psychosis, and even suicide. People with personal or family histories of mental illness may want to have a psychiatrist work in collaboration with a dermatologist when taking accutane. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is taking accutane. We are trying to have a baby. Would there be any harm to the baby? I'm very worried

No: If you take Accutane and become pregnant, there is a very high risk of birth defects. But there is absolutely no risk to the fetus if the father is taking accutane. ...Read more

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Is LDL of 115 mg/dL too high for a 26-year-old woman of 5'5" weighing 97 lbs? I'm currently taking Accutane 40 mg (third month).

Is LDL of 115 mg/dL too high for a 26-year-old woman of 5'5" weighing 97 lbs? I'm currently taking Accutane 40 mg (third month).

LDL: If you have diabetes, hypertension or a family history of atherosclerotic disease, your 115 level is too high. If you have no atherosclerotic risk factors at all, the level may be ok. You should discuss with the doc who knows you best. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to do skin resurfacing (micro, chem peels etc) after taking accutane? I heard 6 months but I can't wait that long! Lol

How long do you have to wait to do skin resurfacing (micro, chem peels etc) after taking accutane? I heard 6 months but I can't wait that long! Lol

Wait after Accutane: 6 months is the general rule for waiting before having resurfacing procedures. The risk for scarring is considerable and waiting will reduce your risks. You say you cannot wait that long... Why not? If your issues have been with you for years, you should wait the 6 months before risking a bad outcome. ...Read more

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Is there anyone that has any idea of how to return your body to equilibrium after taking accutane? Referring to cell proliferation and sebum output.

Is there anyone that has any idea of how to return your body to equilibrium after taking accutane? Referring to cell proliferation and sebum output.

Skin after accutane: Accutane teaches skin how to behave differently. It reduces sebum production, makes the skin more dry, red and more susceptible to irritation and scarring. Delicate treatment of skin is a must while on accutane. Gradually after you finish accutane, your skin will get back to normal. It may take a few months. One of the goals of Accutane treatment is long term sebum reduction and control of acne. ...Read more

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I love apples I eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can I enjoy my apples?

I love apples I eat about 3 or four but 3 a day is ok for me. But im taking Accutane two 40mg pills a day is thos a problem or can I enjoy my apples?

80 mg is a high: Dose of accutane. Your apples are fine, just make sure your blood work is normal and stay away from fried foods, sodas, etc. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking Accutane and dianette pill When I'm on my break from pill my skin becomes much clearer than when I go back on pill I break out?

Acne: If you are still breaking out on Accutane, then why stay on Accutane. Dianette is not used in US and it is in fact banned in several European countries due to risk for serious complications. Acne is due to the androgen production and Dianette contains Cyproterone acetate which is a type of medicine called an anti-androgen for the Acne. Ask derm to re-eval your medications, especially Accutane. ...Read more

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Can taking Accutane affect your period?

Can taking Accutane affect your period?

NO: That is why it is required for females to use so many kinds of birth control methods to make certain they do not get pregnant because it causes such terrible birth defects if yu get pregnant on accutane. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

Combination OK: You would have to consider side effects of each separtely. Accutane has a long list the wort of which is dry skin, potential for depression and suicide risk and birth defects if a female becomes pregnant, and sun sensitivity, and for Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if taken for a longer period cartiledge damage and in some people it can have cardiac effects and cause arrythmias(even if taken for shorter periods. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use Dalacin T on my acne while taking accutane?

Is it okay to use Dalacin T on my acne while taking accutane?

It certainly won't: Hurt as it is just Clindamycin. It just may be a little drying so I would talk with doc if it's too drying ...Read more

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I am taking accutane, but I have really bad abdominal pain. Why is this?

I am taking accutane, but I have really bad abdominal pain. Why is this?

Inform your doctor: Accutane is an acne medication that has been associated with several severe side effects — abdominal pain is on the long list. I recommend speaking with your prescribing doc or primary care provider. Examination, blood work and possible imaging and/or gastroenterology consultation may be ordered if liver or bowel inflamation is suspected. ...Read more

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