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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


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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?

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 more

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Is it okay to be drinking while on accutane?

Is it okay to be drinking while on accutane?

Accutane: Accutane is metabolized through the liver and can cause irritation of the liver and elevation of liver functions on bloodwork. Alcohol can do the same and should be avoided when taking accutane. Drinking while taking it may inflame your liver and cause damage or at least force your doctor to stop the Accutane treatment. ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol on Accutane (40mg)? Only for one night?(birthday!) is it dangerous?

Can i drink alcohol on Accutane (40mg)? Only for one night?(birthday!) is it dangerous?

The concern is..: That you have a much higher chance of developing pancreatitis, which is very painful and debilitating, if you drink while taking the Accutane, even just for a night. There is also concern for the effect on your liver as both drugs are processed through the liver. One drink may be ok, but you are taking chances past that. (Happy Birthday!) ...Read more

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Can I have just a few drinks while on accutane?

No: If you have to ask, you haven't understood the seriousness of what you've undertaken in starting a course of isotretinoin. Probably you signed an agreement with your physician that you would monitor your mood, not become pregnant, and abstain from alcohol. Your life will be better if you resolve to keep promises to the people who've helped you. And who needs "a few drinks"? ...Read more

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Have a drug test in 4 days for work so i want to know if it's safe to drink detox while taking accutane?

Have a drug test in 4 days for work so i want to know if it's safe to drink detox while taking accutane?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by asking about drinking detox, but prescribed Accutane will not give you any problems on a drug test. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

How long do I have to wait to start drinking alcohol after my Accutane treatment. Doesn't it take a month or two to get out of your system?

You are only 17: You are under age to drink alcohol in united states.but if it is a theoretical question then I will answer it. You are advised not to drink alcohol with Accutane as there can be liver toxicity as both can affect the liver. If one has stopped using Accutane and want to drink alcohol,there is no contraindication as long as the liver functions were normal ...Read more