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Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

Could I use Accutane if I have hepatitis c?

High caution: It is not contraindicated, but if you have severe/active disease, probably no doc will prescribe it for you. So, if you have hep c, but not active and no evidence of liver disease yet, it should be ok.
This med is now most commonly prescribed by dermatologist...I doubt yur family doc will...As it is a pretty involved process for the doc prescribing and patient recieving it...
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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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Is it okay to take Accutane for regular pimples or acne?

Is it okay to take Accutane for regular pimples or acne?

Accutane & other: Using Accutane is usually a last resort option for most people due to the side effects and expense. Most people will have attempted treatment with oral antibiotics and topical medications first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ibprofene while taking accutane?

Probaly yes: Brufen is ok to take with accutane
avoid vit a containg meds
doxycycline and antibiotics should not be mix with accutane. Check with your md before taking any of thes type of medicine. ...Read more

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Should I take Accutane if I have bells palsy?

Should I take Accutane if I have bells palsy?

Accutane: Will not help bell's palsy. This condition is a weakness of the muscles which control your eyelids and facial muscles. Accutane treats acne. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C while on accutane?

Is it okay to take fish oil, vitamin E, and vitamin C while on accutane?

Sure: Don't expect them to do you any good. The real scientific work on all three has been horribly disappointing. I'm glad you're on Accutane after having been scarred by acne and wish you had been treated in a more timely way. Stay the course with your treatment. If you are interested in vitamins, herbs and so forth, get with an evidence-based holistic-friendly physician in your community. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 250 mg magnesium while on Accutane? I also take omega-3.

Is it okay to take 250 mg magnesium while on Accutane? I also take omega-3.

Yes;be very cautious: It's safe to take magnesium while on Acutane. I advise glycinate, taurate or citrate.
While Acutane is effective, it is a dangerous drug with the potential for very serious side effects- see https://www. Drugwatch. Com/accutane/
Once your acne has improved on Acutane consider stopping it and trying natural remedies to maintain the improvement:
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Is it okay to take diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection while taking accutane?

Is it okay to take diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection while taking accutane?

Maybe: Although there are no listed interactions between the two drugs, they both can cause problems with liver, bone marrow and muscle. Both can be dangerous to embryos and developing fetuses. Short term use is certainly safer than chronic combined use. ...Read more

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Can I take Accutane if I have high blood pressure?

Can I take Accutane if I have high blood pressure?

Yes: Accutane however has been associated with a very extensive list of possible side effects. Blood pressure and heart rate are among a number of things to monitor and watch for with this medication. It should only be presribed by a physician very accustomed to monitoring for all it's potential side effects. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to take alcohol on accutane?

Please advise if it's okay to take alcohol on accutane?

Don't rEcommend: Mixing Accutane ; alcohol could cause rapid heart rate, nausea/ vomiting, red /hot skin – flushing. ...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

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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I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots. What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! Tried s

I'm on accutane been clear for 1.5yrs until now. Past 4 months I've been getting some small pink dots. What can I take? Topicals NOT WORKING! Tried s

Topical: So u were on Accutane systemic? And how long since you stopped and how long were you on it? Topical retinoids (prescription strength) and OCPs might help. Consult with your MD ...Read more

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Is it ok to take ensure while on accutane?

Sure: Now that your acne will soon be just an unpleasant memory, it would be great to hit the fitness circuit well. These "fitness drinks" are a convenient way of getting good nutrition, and you might do yourself an even greater favor by acquiring the best possible eating and fitness habits overall. Congratulations on your new life. ...Read more

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How many months should someone take accutane?

How many months should someone take accutane?

Accutane: 50% of people are cured of acne with one course of 20 weeks at a dose of 1 mg/kg and most of the rest of the people are cured with a second course of 20 weeks at a dose of 2mg/kg. Weekly blood test monitoring is important, particularly at the higher doses. By weekly blood tests you can discover any adverse effect of the medication before any harm can occur to you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take accutane?

Is it safe to take accutane?

Medical Supervision: After a thorough consultation to determine that you are an appropriate candidate for accutane, laboratory studies are conducted to exclude any underlying contraindications. Then, the medication may be safely administered. Monthly monitoring with clinical and laboratory evaluations are required. ...Read more

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What to take low dose Accutane for?

What to take low dose Accutane for?

Accutane indications: Check out the link below for non-acne indications for Accutane!

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15943494 ...Read more

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Is isotretinoin (accutane) safe to take?

Is isotretinoin (accutane) safe to take?

Side effects: After december 31, 2005, only patients enrolled in the ipledge program may obtain and use isotretinoin. You will need to register with ipledge and view a video at your doctor's office before receiving your prescription. Only physicians enrolled in ipledge may prescribe isotretinoin, and only pharmacies enrolled in the program may dispense it. ...Read more

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Can I take Pro Zopiclone with Accutane?

Can I take Pro Zopiclone with Accutane?

YES: Accutane and Pro Zopiclone could be taken together. There are no known interactions between both drugs ...Read more

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Do I take Accutane with hot or cold food?

Regular meal: It is best to take Isotretinoin with a general meal that has some amount of fat content. The medication is best absorbed with fat, so any meal that has some component of fat content - some butter on toast or bread, a piece of cheese, peanut or almond butter, egg, etc. Are all examples that would work well. ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to take vitamind while on accutane?

Yes it is ok: Yes it is ok if you need supplement for deficiency or insufficiency, or if you are at high risk for VitD deficiency ...Read more

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Codeine and accutane, are these safe to take?

It is safe: However, codeine is an opiate used for acute conditions as cough, diarrhea, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression and sedative. Whereas Accutane is used to treat severe chronic acne. There is no drug interactions. For more information ask your treating physician. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to take alcohol on accutane?

Could it be healthy to take alcohol on accutane?

Don't recommend: Mixing Accutane ; alcohol could cause rapid heart rate, nausea/ vomiting, red /hot skin – flushing. ...Read more

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Can you take dianette and Accutane at the same time?

Can you take dianette and Accutane at the same time?

Yes, but...: I am located in US, and meds are made in different combinations here. However from the classes, they would probably be okay. But. If you are on dianette it seems the anti androgen would halp acne as well (so maybe wait a few months (cycles) to see if that is effective. If not, Accutane has a large side effect profile, and it would be easier and clearer (if side effects occur) if you ...Read more

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Should I take Accutane or proactive? Which is better?

Depends on you: If you've been offered Accutane / isotretinoin, you already have a relationship with a dermatologist who thinks it is appropriate. That means you acne is bad enough that "proactive" (half-strength overpriced benzoyl peroxide) won't clear you. That's the facts. Neither meds are pleasant, but Isotretinoin is rough medicine and will work much better. ...Read more

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Can I take royal jelly in my diet when I am on accutane?

Can I take royal jelly in my diet when I am on accutane?

Yes: There should be no issue taking the royal jelly with the Isotretinoin (accutane). There is very little scientific information available about the effects of royal jelly in people. In animals, royal jelly seems to have some activity against tumors and the development of “hardening of the arteries.”. ...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 does it take to get Accutane out of system before ttc?

Half Life of Drug: The half life of Accutane is 21 hours. After 5 half lives 99.9% of the drug is removed from your body. Thus, after 105 hours the drug is considered to be out of your body. ...Read more

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What can I take to help the red marks fade, while taking accutane?

Depends: Does "hormone imbalance" mean pcos? Taking accutane, you probably should stop Minocycline and benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide is especially irritating if you use accutane. You probably need a cream for dry skin. You may benefit from spironolactone. What forms of birth control? After a few months of accutane, the acne marks and scars will be dramatically improved. ...Read more

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Can I take injection for collagen or glutax qhile taking accutane???

NO!!: Accutane delays normal process of skin renewal....
Do not do it... You may have troubles ...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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What happened if you have smoke weed before and your going to take accutane?

What happened if you have smoke weed before and your going to take accutane?

Not sure: That is an excellent question. I would ensure that the prescriber knows this - expecially if you were a heavy cannabis user or if you suffered from emotional problems related to the cannabis use. ...Read more

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I'm currently sick with the common cold. Should I continue to take accutane?

Yes: Shouldn't be an issue unless you add additional over the counter cold medications. Any new medications can compete for metabolic breakdown, thus causing an increase blood level in either medication. Increase in Accutane levels secondary to other medications could occur, increasing its potential side effects. ...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 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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