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Is it dangerous to take too much accutane?

Is it dangerous to take too much accutane?

Yes: Accutane has many side effects including but not limited to psychological and birth defects. Even in properly prescribed amounts, problems may develop. Read the insert as well as the precautionary monthly blood test and pregnancy test that are required in the us for legally prescribed accutane. ...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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Help! is it dangerous to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and accutane?

Help! is it dangerous to take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and accutane?

Vyvanse+Accutane: The fda has reported interactions of these medications taken together: muscle weakness, difficulty breathing, self injurious behavior, loss of consciousness, upper abdominal pain, protein in the urine, abnormal behavior, red cells or white cells in the urine. ...Read more

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I take Accutane 5 mg 3x week, and always give me headaches its that dangerous?

Isotretinoin: It's not clear to me why you're taking Isotretinoin three times weekly rather than daily as indicated. Regardless, headaches are a known common adverse reaction as noted by epocrates.Com. As always, it's best to discuss risks, benefits & alternatives w/your physician before accepting any medication, therapy or surgery especially when directions aren't as usual. ...Read more

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How much fat are you suppose to take with accutane pills?

How much fat are you suppose to take with accutane pills?

Relax: Just take with food if possible. If you sometimes take without food it is OK. Absorption of this med is most efficient if taken with food. But it is absorbed enough without food to bring a very good result anyway. ...Read more

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How much time did it take for accutane/isotretinoin to begin clearing up your skin?

How much time did it take for accutane/isotretinoin to begin clearing up your skin?

Month or two: Most patients will start to improve within a month or two of starting isotretinoin. Occasionally acne worsens before it gets better. Hang in there, and see your dermatologist once a month for monitoring, dosage adjustments, and possibly adding other meds to help you clear up faster. ...Read more

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What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx

The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more

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Should I take accutane?

Should I take accutane?

Depends: Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start. ...Read more