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Can Accutane affect kidney?

Can Accutane affect kidney?

Rarely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Can Accutane damage kidney and bladder?

Very unlikely: There are case reports of glomerulonephritis occurring in Isotretinoin patients at a very rare level (one case in 38, 667 reported to fda). There are also reports of Isotretinoin curing glomerulonephritis in lab animals, so if the medication is helping your acne, be sure to monitor body systems carefully through the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol.?

Feeling occasional pain in kidney. Used Accutane for 6 months. Blood test good for HCG and related. Never drank alcohol.?

Accutane: I doubt the pain is related to the Accutane. I would see your doctor, describe your symptoms and let the workup progress from there. ...Read more

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Achy pulling in lower back when I exhale for a few breathes when I do things such as lay down. Didn't happen until starting Accutane day 11. Serious?

Achy pulling in lower back when I exhale for a few breathes when I do things such as lay down. Didn't happen until starting Accutane day 11. Serious?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin is a synthetic Vitamin A based medication used to treat nodular acne. It, however also may cause side effects, some serious. Any time a new medication is started and one starts to develop new symptoms which were not present prior to starting new medication, it is important to watch closely the symptoms. If this doesn't resolve or continues to worsen, discuss with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have been on Accutane for 6 weeks on a dose of 1.5mg/kg and started getting lower back pain 2 weeks ago. Should I be worried and is it permanent?

Usually no.: Accutane is a very powerful medication with significant side effects including joint pain. Once you stop the accutane, the joint pains, in your case back pain, should slowly resolve back to your baseline. You should report any side effects, however, to your dermatologist who is managing your accutane. ...Read more

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What are some causes of stomach and lower back pain I took acutane for a year and also have problems going number two?

Constipation: Constipation can be a cause of low back pain. If this has been a change of your bowel habits, you should have this investigated. Acutane would not cause any of this. Acutane can cause joint and low back pain while someone is taking it, but not afterwards. ...Read more

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Isn't it risky for a patient using Accutane?

Isn't it risky for a patient using Accutane?

Side effects: Like all medications Accutane has potential side effects including drying out the mucous membranes, drying out the skin and has potential teratogenic effects which is why females need to be on 2 modes of birth control (for example OCP and use condoms) ...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

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

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Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? I was on accutane for 9 months

Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? I was on accutane for 9 months

Relapse?: If you are referring to an acne flare up I don't think your choice of clothing is an issue. Black does have the spectrum of more heat retention in sunlight. Even with sunscreen always be very cautions with sun exposure while on this medication. ...Read more

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I am on 80mg of Accutane a day in my 4th month and I haven't noticed much improvement and my skin isn't even dry. Is this normal in the 4th month?

I am on 80mg of Accutane a day in my 4th month and I haven't noticed much improvement and my skin isn't even dry. Is this normal in the 4th month?

Accutane: Anything is possible but don't give up hope. I have never had a failure with accutane. But you should be talking to your testing dermatologist, not to the internet! ...Read more

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Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?

Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?

No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more

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A few times recently, I noticed blood on tissue after BM. I don't have pain, and don't see blood after that. Can accutane do this? What should I do?

A few times recently, I noticed blood on tissue after BM. I don't have pain, and don't see blood after that. Can accutane do this? What should I do?

Most likey: This is an anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Accutane should not do this. It will probably go away. See your doctor if you have chest pain, passing out, difficulty breathing, or other concerning symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should I go on a second dose of Accutane if my first one didn't work?

Should I go on a second dose of Accutane if my first one didn't work?

See dermatologist: Some people need a second treatment with Accutane, usually of shorter duration. Blood work also needs to be done periodically in order to be sure there are no significant side effects. You should consult a dermatologist for more advise. ...Read more

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What to do if I just started my 4th month of accutane, shouldn't it have all cleared up by now?

Not necessarily: Depends upon dose but sometimes will continue to work for 6 months after last dose. Old lesions will not be resolved yet, should see a decrease of new lesions. ...Read more

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Is there any way to counteract the workings of accutane? I don't want to be doing anything wrong..

No antidote. Danger!: If you took Isotretinoin and you might be pregnant, you need to get with your personal physician and very likely have the pregnancy terminated. This is a very powerful medicine and if you took it illicitly, you made a terrible mistake. There's no magic antidote. If you took some illicitly and aren't pregnant, it's less of a problem. If it's prescribed, take it properly. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm on 30mg of Accutane 4 monts my face isn't dry but I should I still moisturise?

I'm on 30mg of Accutane 4 monts my face isn't dry but I should I still moisturise?

Not necessary: Accutane users' facial skin responds differently from patient to patient. Some get very dry skin, others do not. Adding a moisturizer to you facial skin is not necessary if it isn't dry. Using a moisturizing soap, like Dove, may be enough. Take Care! ...Read more

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Hi so I'm on my 5 month of Accutane what makeup removing wipes do you derms recommend that won't break me out or irratte my skin?

Hi so I'm on my 5 month of Accutane what makeup removing wipes do you derms recommend that won't break me out or irratte my skin?

Wipes: There is something better than make-up removing wipes. It's the magic mitt by jane iredale. It's chemical free. You simply wet it and remove all your make up, even mascara, within 20 seconds. Then you wash it with hand soap and it's ready to use the next day. It costs $15 and will last you 6 months. ...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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Can never swallow my pills, I psych myself out and thing I'm gosh yo choke, physically won't let me swallow them. Any tips, Accutane is a must 2 take.

Practice: Use Tic-Tacs to practice with. The thing to remember is that the food you chew at a meal produces a bigger blob than any pill you have to swallow. If you can swallow your food at mealtime, you can swallow a pill. When using the Tic-Tacs, place on various parts of tongue and find which area and placement works best for you. You can master this!! ...Read more

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What negative effects can occur when T Bilirubin is too high while on Accutane? Mine went from. 8 to 1.7 six weeks later (two wks off it between appts

What negative effects can occur when T Bilirubin is too high while on Accutane? Mine went from. 8 to 1.7 six weeks later (two wks off it between appts

Accutane & liver dz: Bilirubin is a breakdown product of hemoglobin and excreted via the liver into the gallbladder and intestine. Accutane can mess up the liver! Sop taking it! In addition, you are a woman and it is stored in body fatty tissues and released after you stop taking it too. It is a very potent teratogen! Don't even think of getting pregnant for a year after you stop taking it! ...Read more

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Why does it hurt the baby if a women is trying to get pregnant on accutane, but doesn't hurt the baby if a man is on Accutane trying to get a women that does not take Accutane pregnant?

Developing fetus: The acutane you're taking is in your system while the fluids and nutrients are going to the developing fetus. When the baby is exposed to acutane during organ development it has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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How can Accutane be dangerous?

Mostly birth defects: The birth defect risk is quite real; you cannot get pregnant while taking it. But with all respect to previous answerer, other dangers have been overblown, and no cause-effect has ever been proven for many of them. That doesn't mean they never happen, but in 30+ years of prescribing it I have never seen any of them. I agree it should only be prescribed by a dermatologist well trained in its use. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken accutane?

Has anyone ever taken accutane?

Thousands: Accutane is the brand name for isotretinoin. This brand is no longer available. Only the generics are now used. This is by far the most effective remedy for acne. It must never be given to any pregnant woman. Blood tests are needed and there are always side effects, so it is used for those suffering severe, disabling acne. ...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