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Isotretinoin Allergy In Children
Isotretinoin allergy: The term allergy is thrown around a lot. That medicine (Retin-A) can easily irritate your skin, cause it to redden and peel. If that is happening to you then you should be lowering the dose or the concentration or spreading out the time between doses or changing the vehicle from gel to cream. It doesn't mean that you are allergic to it! Speak to your doc! ...Read more
The term allergy is thrown around a lot. That medicine (Retin-A) can easily irritate your skin, cause it to redden and peel. If that is happening to you then you should be lowering the dose or the concentration or spreading out the time between doses or changing the vehicle from gel to cream. It doesn't mean that you are allergic to it! ...Read more
Apply this preparation once or twice a day.
It may take 4-6 weeks before you notice an improvement in your skin.
Your skin may become more sensitive to sunlight than usual. Avoid strong sunlight and do not use sunbeds.
If you are a woman, you must avoid getting pregnant. Ask your doctor about suitable contraception. ...Read more
Using the site: We are not a chat room, so we cannot interact with you to gain details about your problems. You need to provide relevant history of a problem and any findings, then ask a clear question. When you do not you have wasted your time. You are free to start over, but provide all relevant info and ask a question. ...Read more
Potentially: Can cause depression, change in sleep or mood, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, changes in vision, hearing, seizures, pain in stomach, severe diarrhea, flu-like symptoms, joint or bone aches, severe rash. There are other minor side effects. You should discuss this with the doctor before ever taking the medication. ...Read more
Isotretinoin: The most common side effects are dry mucous membranes, photosensitivity, major birth defects and joint pain. Rare serious side effects include: pseudotumor cerebri, premature epiphyseal closure, pancreatitis, psychosis, anemia, suicidality, visual disturbance, hepatoxicity, aggression and others. Blood work is drawn every month and if side effects occur the med is stopped. ...Read more
Combo/acne/Tx: Yes but this needs monitoring by a dermatologist..... ...Read more
Not going to do so: This is not a known side effect. However if you're taking the isotretinoin pills or capsules, it must be taken with a high-fat meal, one that may involve up to 20 g of fat in order for to be maximally absorbed. So if you're taking it on an empty stomach, or a meal that doesn't include much fat, for the vitamin A derivative to be fully absorbed, you might experience less absorption of the medication. ...Read more
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
Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more
Yes: Do not get pregnant for 6 months. Talk to your prescribing dermatologist if you take it orally. ...Read more
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Isotrentoin: There can be significant side effects so contact the prescribing doctor and discuss ...Read more
Months: The usual course of treatment is 4-5 months and in many cases, improvement can take the full 16-20 weeks to be realized. Some patients do see improvement as early as one month into treatment (but not complete). ...Read more
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
Not mandatory: A little bit of something with a little bit of fat helps absorption ...Read more
Is accutane, isotretinoin, able to reduce or suppress fertility for males? Some stories exist if you google it...
Are my fears of going on isotretinoin irrational? I have read that it can cause permanent side effects even after discontinuation
No, they're not: More people should have concerns about side effects of medications, no matter what the medicine. Only then can you make an informed decision about using it vs. Not. Your med works fantastic against acne. But yes, there are potential serious side effects. Properly monitored by a good dermatologist, med can be stopped if these occur before permanent damage. Question is - are you willing to risk it? ...Read more
Can you take diet pills while on isotretinoin (40mg pills once a day)? Will one cancel out the other or even cause bad side effects?
Sure. But wise? No!: Look it up, e.g. Search google "isotretinoin 40mg nih". Next, do safe & effective diet pills exist? No! by law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for dietary supplements sold otc, the marketers are exempt from evaluating & proving their claims. Victoza (liraglutide) & symlin, fda approved for diabetes (not wt. Loss per-se), are helpful for wt? . Best cut the carbs, study nusi. Org, “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more
Do doctors ask their patients about their past and present and hereditary mental health before prescribing Isotretinoin (Roaccutane)?
Most likely: We ask in relation to history, diagnosis, prior therapies and any reactions, AND so do nurses and pharmacists. ...Read more
While taking isotretinoin. I took my monthly blood test and my triglicerides are at 530. Very high. How can I safely lower them?
Medication: See your PCP for triglyceride lowering medication. When l see high triglycerides l think future diabetic. You definitely need to get treated before it starts causing other issues. You will need Tricor (fenofibrate) or similar medication. ...Read more
I google for side effect of Isotretinoin and came to know it may damage some lived tissues. So can I use Sotret Gel to avoid the side effects.
More commonly known as accutane, Isotretinoin is an oral medication that is incredibly effective for severe acne. It is especially useful to bring a halt to acne that is causing scarring. Isotretinoin has a variety of side effects including birth defects, liver damage, and problems with cholesterol, and careful monitoring ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more