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Are There Any Benefits To Taking Accutane Over Weight Limit
I have been taking Accutane 3x20mg a day.I'm 17and weight 70kg. Have BackPain. Will there be any long term damage to the locomotorSystem after I stop it?
Not likely: Pretty good, and old medication. There shpould be interruptions in the treatments and lab tests occasionally. ...Read more
Accutane: Follow the instructions carefully.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
Anytime really: Just be responsible with it like you normally would. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problems with this combination. ...Read more
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Sure: Go right ahead. Just no ethanol / ethyl alcohol. ...Read more
I am about one week into taking Accutane, can I lay in the tanning bed? Not excessively, but maybe 3 times?
My boyfriend is taking accutane. We are trying to have a baby. Would there be any harm to the baby? I'm very worried
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).
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
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
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'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
MOISTURIZER?: YOU CAN USE ANY MOISTURIZER THAT YOU LIKE! ...Read more
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
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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