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Out of Zoloft lamictal and Geodon, which one is most likely to cause severe acne like eruptions?

Out of Zoloft lamictal and Geodon, which one is most likely to cause severe acne like eruptions?

My Guess: Lamictal is associated with severe rash BUT all the meds you asked about can cause rash. Check with the doctor who prescribed the drugs to determine the culprit. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Does Zoloft (sertraline) make acne worse?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) make acne worse?

Not generally: Zoloft (sertraline) is in the class of antidepressants called ssri's. This class of medications generally have benign side effects including: headache, diarrhea, nausea, insomnia to name a few. Acne is not a common side effect with this type of medication. ...Read more

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I have had horrible acne on my face since starting zoloft (sertraline)...What can I do?

I have had  horrible acne on my face since starting zoloft (sertraline)...What can I do?

Acne after Zoloft (sertraline)?: All medication can cause side effect. We take them because we need them. See u provider for assessment and treatment and if zoloft (sertraline) indeed the cause , he will change it for u. ...Read more

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Does nutella cause acne?

Acne: Acne is caused by a bacteria which i believe is a corynebacterium. It is predominantly caused by one bacterium. ...Read more

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What causes adult sudden acne?

What causes adult sudden acne?

Hormones: Hormones are a major factor but it always has to do with oil glands working abnormally. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more