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Is it safe to take creatine while on accutane?

Is it safe to take creatine while on accutane?

Yes: Creatine is cleared through kidneys and Accutane is cleared by the liver. The two should not interact. ...Read more

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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 safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? I am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.

Is it safe to take creatine and multivitamin supplements while on accutane? I am an 18 year old male wanting to gain lean muscle mass.

Safe but no benefit: The data on creatine remains controversial but at least it's safe. Same w/regards to multivitamins. Luckily, no interactions w/Accutane (isotretinoin) either. Best way to gain muscle, besides exercising regularly, is to eat healthy & get enough rest. Make sure you get enough protein 1-1.5g/lb body weight daily. ...Read more

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Is it bad for me to take whey protein and creatine while on accutane?

Is it bad for me to take whey protein and creatine while on accutane?

I don't advise it.: Accutane already has the potential to cause liver and kidney damage and should not be taken lightly or without close monitoring. High protein and creatine powders add an extra layer of stress to your system & could cause dehydratiion. In the long run, it takes time and hard work to build muscle, and you only need modest protein in your diet to supply that. ...Read more

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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

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

Yes: No drug interactions listed for those two. I understand the purpose of taking Accutane for severe cystic acne but for what purpose are you taking creatine?? Are you trying to very accurately measure your kidney function in a laboratory experiment? ...Read more

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Hello, I m currently on Accutane (started 3 days ago) and I was wondering if i would still be able to take creatine supplement for my workout. I have been taking creatine for couple years now so it's not like I m starting to take it. I drink lots of wate

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I m currently on Accutane (started 3 days ago) and I was wondering if i would still be able to take creatine supplement for my workout. I have been taking creatine for couple years now so it's not like I m starting to take it. I drink lots of wate

Do not recommend : Supplements are not FDA regulated, therefore the ingredients are not totally known and guaranteed to be safe. There might be unknown interactions with isotretinoin. To be safe , I would recommend stop taking all supplements while you are on this medication. ...Read more

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Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane together? I drink a lot of water and workout everyday. I play football and baseball.

Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane together? I drink a lot of water and workout everyday. I play football and baseball.

Not advisable: While there are no contraindications to these drugs combined, it is not a great idea to stress your kidneys so much. Accutane can cause kidney problems as can creatine, so combining the two will likely increase the risk, even if you drink a lot of fluids. I'd talk to your doctor, but I would also tell you to avoid the creatine if you were my patient. ...Read more

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Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane at the same time? I drink a lot of water already for sports. I play football and baseball/workout.

Can I take creatine, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) and Accutane at the same time?  I drink a lot of water already for sports.  I play football and baseball/workout.

Not Recommended: As a pediatrician I need to caution you about the use of creatine - we still don't know what the potential long-term effects are. It is really discouraged in growing teens. Taking the combination you mentioned puts a lot of stress on your kidneys, even if you are drinking "plenty" of water. ...Read more