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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

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 soon after my revision rhinoplasty can I start a low dose accutane?

Ask your surgeon: Each surgeon has individual feelings about when they like patients to restart medications. If this were me, i would recommend waiting at least 2 weeks after surgery for 2 reasons. First, if the revision rhino was done through and external approach, the Accutane can impede wound healing of the scar. Also, it will make you extremely dry and waiting can help so you don't have too much crusting. ...Read more

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Can accutane make one feel fatigue? I have been on a low dose accutane of 20mg/day. Its been my 10th month im feeling extreme fatigue. Pls advise.

Can accutane make one feel fatigue? I have been on a low dose accutane of 20mg/day. Its been my 10th month im feeling extreme fatigue. Pls advise.

Ans: Accurate is a very toxic medication and very carefully monitored. Yes you can get fatigued but your doctor should be keeping a close wTch on you both physically and through lab evaluation ...Read more

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For acne I tried tretinoin, oral/topical antibiotics, & birth control & still get a lot of acne. Low dose accutane a great final choice? Is it safe?

For acne I tried tretinoin,  oral/topical antibiotics, & birth control & still get a lot of acne. Low dose accutane a great final choice?  Is it safe?

Yes: Accutane is very effective for cystic acne. It has the potential to adversely effect the growth and development of an unborn child if you become pregnant, so it is very very important that if you are sexually active that two forms of birth control are used. ...Read more

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Does taking a low dose of Accutane means it's effects are lower? Or even close to no effects?

Does taking a low dose of Accutane means it's effects are lower? Or even close to no effects?

How low?????: Long term benefit proportional to total dose. Full dose is more likely to provide something close to a cure. A low dose is better tolerated but would need to be used for a longer time for a more lasting effect. Sometimes you just need to take the edge off a severe exacerbation. Usual dose for average person is 80 mg daily for 20 weeks. Could use 10mg daily for a year or more. With low dose, expect ...Read more

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Is a long term low dose of accutane an effective treatment? 5 mg for 2 years.

Accurate dose: Long-term use of Accutane, even in low doses, has not been studied, and is not recommended. It is important that Accutane be given at the recommended doses for no longer than the recommended duration. The effect of long-term use of Accutane on bone loss is unknown The recommended dosage range for Accutane is 0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg/day given in two divided doses with food for 15 to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Don't want to waste my time on a low dose of accutane. Should i ask my dermatologist to raise or from 60-80mgs?

Eventually : An initial one month period of low dose is sometimes done to make sure the medication does not cause any major side effects such as elevated lfts or high cholesterol. It can then be increased to a maximum of 1 mg/kg (60 mg-80 mg for most people) daily as tolerated. The higher dose allows the course to be completed more quickly. ...Read more