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Claravis Vs Accutane
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More commonly known as accutane, Isotretinoin is an oral medication that is incredibly effective for severe acne. It is especially useful to bring a halt to acne that is causing scarring. Isotretinoin has a variety of side effects including birth defects, liver damage, and problems with cholesterol, and careful monitoring ...Read more
I've been on Accutane (Claravis) for one month (30 mg), just moved up to 40 mg. Before -- ALT: 19 AST: 13. Now -- ALT: 50 AST: 32. Is this normal?
On Accutane (Claravis) for about two months (30 to 40 mg now). Cholesterol: 194, triglyceride: 98, HDL: 59, LDL: 115. Are these normal results? 97 lbs
I'm currently prescribed claravis (accutane) 80mg bid. My dermatologist says I can drink alcohol, but I have mix reviews. Can I drink alcohol accutane?
How much drinking??: According to drugs.Com interactions checker, alcohol and Isotretinoin have at least a moderate interaction, significant enough that they recommend against drinking on this drug, and warn that there may be increased side effects with the combination, including more reddening of the skin. Alcohol is generally not a good idea in people with severe acne anyway. One drink probably wouldn't hurt much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more
Hi... I want to know if isotretinoin, isotroin and Accutane are same.. if they are different then please mention their differences and its uses... ?
Differences/uses: My best advice is for you to go online and look up the information regarding the above three meds. Go to the articles that are specifically designed for patients not doctors. If you have trouble going through this please drop me a line and i will try and help you some more. ...Read more
Side effects: After december 31, 2005, only patients enrolled in the ipledge program may obtain and use isotretinoin. You will need to register with ipledge and view a video at your doctor's office before receiving your prescription. Only physicians enrolled in ipledge may prescribe isotretinoin, and only pharmacies enrolled in the program may dispense it. ...Read more
Not long: The dry skin side effects resolve as the skin continues to heal. Use oil free moisturizers. Other disturbances go away once the drug is out of your system. If you are pregnant birth defects will ensue. Wait up to 6 months before having unprotected sex if you are thinking about getting pregnant. ...Read more
'Bad' can mean good: This is a rough medication. You'll experience some real discomfort. You can't go out and get drunk, and you'll have to promise not to get pregnant. It will also clear you acne -- and if it's severe enough to require isotretinoin, it's severe enough to keep you from getting the job you want. It's not for the faint-hearted. But if you're offered it, consider taking it. It's your choice. ...Read more
Months : The usual course of treatment is 4-5 months and in many cases , improvement can take the full 16-20 weeks to be realized. Some patients do see improvement as early as one month into treatment (but not complete). ...Read more