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Can I Go On Roaccitaine Medication If I Hv Chrones Disease Thanks
If the oil production returns to normal after accutane is stopped, doesn't that mean acne will return? So how come accutane is considered the only medication to cure acne permanently? Thanks
Its not: isoretinoin targets systems that involve vitamin A in their control processes, and that's probably how it shrinks sebaceous glands. But Accutane, the orally ingested form, also gets to ALL systems; luckily it doesn't have a major effect on the 'big A system'..vision. When you stop Accutane, the sebaceous system can recover, and you could get acne again. Usually, your body has moved on. ...Read more
I am planning to get pregnant after my medication with accutane. Would it be safer if ill wait 3 montha before stop using contraceptives. Thank you?
I've been on Accutane now for 2 months and have seen minimal improvement. When will this medication actually work?
Most within 12 weeks: Acne can flare the first few months on isotretinoin. Most patients start to see improvement within 12 weeks. However, there are always a few patients who require a longer amount of time to see improvement. Your dermatologist will be adjusting your dose as the months progress. ...Read more
Information: You need to discuss that with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Inconclusive: There are studies showing no link and other studies showing a potentially causal relationship. Since there is a potential risk, this is something that needs to be discussed with your doctor and consider benefits vs. Risks before starting this drug. If you decide to take this drug, any GI or bowel side-effects need to be reported immediately to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is a possible link between Accutane and exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease. Therefore Accutane should not be used in chrons. Antibiotics may also be an issue. An alternative would be a combination of diet, limit sugar and carbs, zinc supplementation, and the use of a laser which heats the oil glands to shrink the glands and blue light. Another treatment is pdt which could be used ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Accutane's medication guide shows that "the drug should always be taken with food". How much fat does food contain for best absorption of accutane?
No: A variant on the molecule supposedly with fewer side effects / better safety profile was under development a few years ago but was abandoned. For deep cystic acne, Isotretinoin remains by far the best choice, though antibiotics and topical retinoic acid preparations work well for milder cases. ...Read more
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