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How Does Accutane Work Permanently
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
I'm just now starting isotretinoin (accutane) and I was just curious as to when it normally starts to work for people?
Does initial breakout is permanent? I'm in a 13 day with 10 mg accutane and I had initial breakout. Can I know when it last? Does accutane really work?
Ans: Yes accurate does really work it is very toxic and so you must be monitored closely. You must complete the course of treatment ...Read more
Can u take creatine while in accutane? I m currently on accutane since the past week. I work out daily and would like to know if creatine can be taken
Probably not: Accutane make you very sensitive to the sun and you can sunburn very easily (anytiime but that makes summer really bad). The blood tests do not help the Accutane work any better it just helps moniter the effects of the drug or if you are female ensures you are not pregnant. ...Read more
My Accutane treatment is over and idlike to know after how long will I know if it worked permanently. After how long people normally break out again?
I assume Accutane works by cleaning out everything under the skin first but why was there stuff under the skin in the 1st place? Not washing correct?
Well: However, it is unpleasant, and you must be sure not to become pregnant. Your skin will be dry, irritated, and may itch or burn. For severe acne, this is part of the informed consent you will give. After your course of treatment, you should be clear for at least several months. Most folks think it is worth it. Good luck. ...Read more
Have a drug test in 4 days for work so I want to know if it's safe to drink detox while taking accutane?
I'm on Accutane and I didn't know that creatine affects the blood work for the monthly tests. Should I take it out or is there a way to keep both?
I've been on Accutane for six months. I had blood work done for the first three months, but Dr. Said I don't need another blood test. I'm worried.
II have smoked marijuana 3 times while on accutane. I started my 2nd month of accutane (60mg) today. Will the weed affect the way the accutane works?
No interaction but..:
Marijuana can interact with many medicines, though most of the interactions are mild consisting of "may increase side effects such as drowsiness and dizziness."
There is no known interaction with accutane and it will not affect how it works.
HOWEVER, I consider accutane a dangerous drug that should be avoided if possible. There are safer alternatives. See http://tinyurl. Com/ha76qds ...Read more
Start with Topicals.: Topical drugs benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, and glycolic acids are the most common medications for acne.These are found in most over the counter preparations and are safe as the concentrations have been tested thoroughly. Sometimes higher strength formulations with antibiotics need to be prescribed by a dermatologist. Accutane is reserved for resistant cases and requires careful monitoring. ...Read more
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
Better options: It's unwise to self-medicate with isotretinoin / accutane. There are precautions, even if pregnancy is not a possibility, and it's unpleasant. I see you're a male. Topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated will probably be less unpleasant overall and if this does not clear you, adding a short course of a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline probably will. Manage it till it self-cures with age. ...Read more