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How long do the side effects of Accutane generally last?

6-12 months: Most of the acute side effects of Accutane therapy last from 6-12 months and surgery is generally discouraged during this period. ...Read more

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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How long will accutane's side effects last?

How long will accutane's side effects last?

Depends: I have seen side effects such as dry lips last even 5 years after treatment.

However this is not the norm with all patients. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

Relatively safe/few: The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe. These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see:
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010. ...Read more

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How long will it take before Accutane side effects begin?

3-4 weeks: 3-4 weeks, but varies in some depending on dosage 40 or 60 mg. ...Read more

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How long after finishing Accutane does it take for side effects to end?

Accutane: While the short term side effects of Accutane will go away quickly, users are cautioned against any type of peels or laser treatment for up to 6 months after stopping accutane. Speak to your dermatologist and be sure to let them know if you plan on having anything done to your face. ...Read more

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How long after starting Accutane does it take for side effects to start showing?

How long after starting Accutane does it take for side effects to start showing?

Accutane: Dryness is the main side effect and you can notice this after one week. ...Read more

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How long does it take Accutane side effects to wear off if you just started using it?

Adjustment : Accutane commonly causes a dry skin reaction on the arms and almost certainly dry lips -- although those skin changes typically persist through-out the 4-5 month treatment period , oftentimes properly prescribed and applied moisturizers do help. ...Read more

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How long will it take Accutane to leave my system and will all the side effects go away too?

Usually: Any side effects you may experience should be gone with in a month. They usually resolve much sooner than a month with most people fine within a week of stopping it. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in using Accutane including side effects ann well as long term?

Well-known: You must not become pregnant while taking this medicine because it damages the unborn child. I am not convinced that it's caused inflammatory bowel disease / crohn's, but this is being litigated. Whether it causes depression is undecided but hopefully it can be discontinued if there are signs. I think it's often worth the risk. The decision should be yours. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of accutane?

Accutane: Common ones are anemia, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, increase liver enzymes, dry inflamed skin, rash, muscle/joint/back pains, increase cholesterol & sugar. Rare ones are diabetes, mood changes, anxiety, seizures, psychosis, asthma, cataracts, kidney or intestine infections or arthritis. ...Read more

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What are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

What are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

Accutane: Accutane, in the U.S. Or roaccutane internationally is a potent drug for acne. Usual effects are dryness of lips, skin, eyes and skin generally as well as many other less common effects--some can be severe. Lab tests are done to check other side effects/complications. Most of these symptoms are gone within one month of stopping the drug. ...Read more

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When do the side effects of Accutane start in babies?

When do the side effects of Accutane start in babies?

Born with defects: I'm not sure if you mean which trimester(s) is it dangerous for the baby or when do the side effects show up after the baby is born, but the problems or defects are present at birth. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Accutane for 17-year-old?

What are the side effects of Accutane for 17-year-old?

Many: Accutane has lots of side effects. The main one is dryness. It dries out your body, eyes, nose, lips, skin, mucous membranes, etc. Your skin will split and tear easily. You can have bleeding with stools. It can also cause hair thinning that may be permanent. There are also warnings about depression, suicidal thoughts and behavior and severe birth defects. ...Read more

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How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

See details: There is very little you can do to avoid side-effects. This is a medication that must be closely monitored by a doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking supplements or other meds as some can interact with accutane. Also, do not start any of these while taking Accutane unless you discuss them first with the doctor who is prescribing the accutane. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of accutane? And what does the medicine do to stop acne?

What are the side effects of accutane? And what does the medicine do to stop acne?

Big drug!: The most concerning side effect is the potential for causing severe birth defects so you have to be on birth control to use it. It can effect the liver, can make the skin more sensitive to sun, and can thin hair. It is a powerful drug similar to vitamin a that works on acne by decreasing the oil your body produces. Physicians have to take a course to prescribe it. ...Read more

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Accutane 30mg. What are the side effects?

Many: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/drug-6661-accutane+oral.aspx?drugid=6661&drugname=accutane+oral&pagenumber=6.

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I'm wondering about Accutane and the side effects?

Accutane: Accutane has many potential side effects (too numerous to list in 400 characters or less). Check this article to learn more: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/accutane-side-effects.Html. ...Read more

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What is in Accutane and does that cause bad side effects?

Accutane: Isotretinoin is the generic name for accutane. Like all medicines and like life, it has possible and probable side-effects and complications. It is an excellent medicine. You should be discussing this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my Accutane side effects diminish?

The dryness: Can last for up to several months after stopping the medication. ...Read more

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Still having Accutane side effects a year after stopping. Why?

Still having Accutane side effects a year after stopping. Why?

Various: 1) the "side effects" may have not been caused by the drug, b) vitamin a is distributed in fat and lasts for 18 months to 2 years, so some people have problems for that long fter the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Can you tell me how many Accutane side effects really do occur?

Everybody is differe: That is why each person is monitored monthly. I would say everybody experiences dryness and if they would go out in ther sun unprotected they woud get one heck of a sunburn. If they would get pregnant they woud have a very deformed fetus. The rest of the side effects are sporadic but posible. ...Read more

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I've heard good things about Accutane but are the side effects really worth it?

I've heard good things about Accutane but are the side effects really worth it?

Most say "Yes!": This is the definitive treatment for severe acne, which is a terrible personal and professional liability. If you have deep cystic acne, you'll probably need it. Milder acne is best handled with less brutal medications. Your physician will guide you through the experience, and you'll probably join the large majority of folks who thought the ordeal was worth it. ...Read more