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Can Accutane Effect Thyroid Levels
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Is it possible that Accutane affects other receptors and their functions in the same family? I. E vdr, ppar, thyroid receptor and such.
Actually it does: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/21103844 it's ;probably a good thing and it's raelly mild. I haven't heard of anything involving the thyroxine receptors. And this would surprise me greatly as the Accutane and thyroxine molecules are about as different as can be. ...Read more
Hello. I have dry eyes and taking restasis for that and I had big dose of rai in may for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne.
Dry eyes ; accutane: Accutane is very, very drying. If you already have severe dry eyes, you should see your eye doctor and discuss the risks of making your eyes even dryer. Your doctor may be able to help increase your eye's lubrication with the placement of punctal plugs. But the key next step is to see your eye doctor. ...Read more
I have dry eyes and take restasis for that and I had a big dose of rai for thyroid cancer can I take Accutane to treat acne since it cause dry eyes to?
Small risk: Accutane can cause conjunctival irritation and secondarily eye dryness. If your eyes are dry to begin with and you add the dryness of accutane, then your dryness can increase. At your age I would have expected acne to be attenuated but you certainly can try Accutane with an understanding of the risks. ...Read more
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Neg. Pituitary tumors. Took Accutane years ago for acne.? .? Larger issue?
42 yo male. Graves disease (thyroid oblated), now hypogonadism. Took Accutane for acne years ago? .? .? Neg. Pituitary tumors. Larger issue?
Please see: Please see your endocrinologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Unexplained breast increase (not sexually active) Massive hair loss Noticed hair on nose, thyroid problem? Weaning off accutane? Irregular periods
Endocrine problems: Those findings suggest an endocrine problem. You need to consult an internist for appropriate testing. ...Read more
I have bad neck and back pain but I'm on Accutane. Is it worth it for me to see an orthopedic doctor or will they just suggest stopping Accutane?
I got off accutane 7 months ago. Is acne airborne? Can I catch it if I talk to someone with acne while I have cuts on my face or neck? Bleeding cuts?
Rarely: Doing a search on the medical literature, it seems that problems with thyroid function are rare, but can occur. The severity and frequency of these problems is not clear. If you suspect a problem, contact your primary doctor, as some routine lab work can diagnose hypo or hyperthyroidism. The good news is that most of the reported problems with Accutane seem reversible. Best wishes! ...Read more
Taken Accutane, got weak erections and no morning erection, recently classed with slightly anemic and low ferritin levels?
Look for cause: I am more concerned about your low serum ferritin. If you are not on an iron-poor (vegetarian / junk food) diet, or having enormously heavy periods, we need to find the cause, which is loss of blood into the gut or elsewhere. "slightly anemic" is like "a little bit pregnant" -- in someone who's 18, you deserve to have the real cause found by a diligent physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I have acne on my upper back and neck. I suffered when I was a teenager but took acutane and it went away. I am 32 years old and it's back. Help!
It will work again: Acne is a chronic, non-lifestyle-related disease that will eventually remit. I was able to stop taking medication when I was fifty. Until then, you'll be going back on whatever meds work. Your physician may try a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline 500 2x/day, and (heads up) spironolactone is a little-known often-helpful remedy for grown-ups. ...Read more
I stopped taking Accutane 9/4, had a blood test on 9/13 to check levels. It will take 2-8 days from today to get results and I ovulate within 2-4days. Is it safe to conceive after being off 2+ weeks?
Where do I go to get my blood checked for Accutane levels? I asked 1 ob/gyn and she said she didn't do that.
Accutane caused me to have low white blood cells and higher lipid levels in my blood and I was just wondering why and how this happens?
Effects bone marrow: Accutane has a long list of side effects, some potentially serious, involving many organ systems, which is why close monitoring by qualified physicians is mandatory for its use. Listed side effects are all within the spectrum of these adverse reactions, due to suppression of bone marrow. The good news is that most of these changes are temporary and return to normal after drug discontinuation. ...Read more
Is it possible to show signs of hyper thyroidism with a TSH level of 0.75? palipitations, constant hunger, .is this physcosamatic? Multi nodular thyroid
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
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
Last resort: Accutane is a very powerful medication and should be used for stubborn acne (especially cystic) which has not responded to oral antibiotics or birth control pills. Possible side effects of Accutane include dry eyes, dry lips, headaches, bone pain, bone spurs, mood changes, liver problems, elevated cholesterol, hair loss, and possible increased risk of crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
Very potent med with: Numerous potentially severe side effects: known to cause birth defects; can cause loss of bone mass, inflammatory bowel, liver damage, pancreatitis, psychosis, severe allergic reactions, hearing impairment, cataracts, inflamed optic nerve, & many others. Should be administered only by dermatologist well trained in its use & dangers. ...Read more
Sure: Now that your acne will soon be just an unpleasant memory, it would be great to hit the fitness circuit well. These "fitness drinks" are a convenient way of getting good nutrition, and you might do yourself an even greater favor by acquiring the best possible eating and fitness habits overall. Congratulations on your new life. ...Read more
Accutane & Growth: Growth arrest has been reported. However, it's very rare. There just isn't enough data to make firm recommendations about x-ray monitoring. I can tell you that it isn't standard practice to obtain such x-rays. As to how reliably predictive they are of side-effects is questionable. ...Read more
Accutane: 50% of people are cured of acne with one course of 20 weeks at a dose of 1 mg/kg and most of the rest of the people are cured with a second course of 20 weeks at a dose of 2mg/kg. Weekly blood test monitoring is important, particularly at the higher doses. By weekly blood tests you can discover any adverse effect of the medication before any harm can occur to you. ...Read more
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Accutane: Accutane is a brand name for Isotretinoin which is a molecule similar to retin a. This brand is no longer made but the generics are quite as good. Because of fear of birth defects and other risks, this med is controlled even tighter than narcotics. Only a few drs are licensed to prescribe it. The patient must be seen every month and must register every month. Not available on line. ...Read more
By all means: This would be a great idea. Your acne is probably going to be just a bad memory soon. Your appearance will be far better than before. Why not couple the diet with a commitment to start intensive exercising like in your team-sports days? You'd be giving yourself a wonderful trio of gifts. ...Read more
Accutane: Common ones are anemia, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, increase liver enzymes, dry inflamed skin, rash, muscle/joint/back pains, increase cholesterol & sugar. Rare ones are diabetes, mood changes, anxiety, seizures, psychosis, asthma, cataracts, kidney or intestine infections or arthritis. ...Read more
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