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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

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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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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 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