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What is the definition or description of: Isotretinoin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Isotretinoin allergy?

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

Isotretinoin Allergy (Definition)

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


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I'm wondering why are my food allergies instantly gone while taking isotretinoin?

I'm wondering why are my food allergies instantly gone while taking isotretinoin?

Food allergies: It is hard to imagine food allergies can suddenly go away with any medications although outgrown of food allergies are not unheard-of. Please review your food allergy symptoms with your doctor to see that you have a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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A question about the medicine "isotretinoin"?

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

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Taking isotretinoin 40mg/day, 5th month. Orthoped says I have an inflammation in the sciatic nerve, prescribed Diprospan Injection. Drug Interactions?

Taking isotretinoin 40mg/day, 5th month. Orthoped says I have an inflammation in the sciatic nerve, prescribed Diprospan Injection. Drug Interactions?

Ask provider: Ask your provider but usually there is no interaction between the two. The steroid might decrease some inflammation on your face but should not interfere with the accutance ...Read more

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What are the side effects of roaccutane or isotretinoin drug for acne?

What are the side effects of roaccutane or isotretinoin drug for acne?

Many Side-effects: This drug is highly effective for severe acne but has powerful side-effects. Those include increased skin dryness, rashes, sun-sensitivity, increases in cholesterol and triglycerides, hair loss and peeling skin. There are also concerns about worsening ibs/ us and depression. ...Read more

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Is topical isotretinoin safe and what is the difference between it and oral drugs?

Tretinoin: The topical I'm familiar with is tretinoin, a relative of oral isotretinoin. Main side effects are dryness, redness, irritation, sun sensitivity. All of these can usually be managed with dose or strength changes, moisturizers and sunblock. ...Read more

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Are there side effects of isotretinoin that will persist even after discontinuation of the medicine? Like IBD and depression?

Are there side effects of isotretinoin that will persist even after discontinuation of the medicine? Like IBD and depression?

NO: Studies fail to link this med with IBD or depression. What is routinely seen is HAPPINESS as the acne resolves. All side effects are gone in 1 or 2 weeks. Do whatever you must do to QUIT SMOKING. The sooner the better. Do not delay. ...Read more

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When I was 18 male (now 26) I took isotretinoin (accutane) for 6 mon until my acne was completely gone. Miracle drug. But any longterm side-effects?

When I was 18 male (now 26) I took isotretinoin (accutane) for 6 mon until my acne was completely gone. Miracle drug. But any longterm side-effects?

Side effects: It has been speculated that Accutane can lead to long-term side effects including depression decreased bone density vision changes and joint problems however these reports have been on unsubstantiated. However, if any of these symptoms arise seek medical help regardless. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use isotretinoin (for acne) and sibutramine(weight reducing drug) together?

Sibutramine: Sibutramine is no longer available in the U.S. The manufacturer has decided to stop producing sibutramine based on information from a recent clinical study. In this study, people taking sibutramine had an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. If you are currently taking sibutramine, you should stop taking this medication and call your doctor to discuss switching. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take contraceptive pill while on isotretinoin for the past month.also could you recommend any medicine to pre pone my periods?

Is it safe to take contraceptive pill while on isotretinoin for the past month.also could you recommend any medicine to pre pone my periods?

Yes: There is no problem taking these two medication at the same time. Given that Isotretinoin can cause birth defects, you may want to consider using 2 forms of birth control while on this medication. Periods really can only be manipulated with hormones, so to answer your question, there aren't really any other medications to postpone periods. ...Read more

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Hi I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

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I have a light yellow color in my nail what the reason of that is it kidney or liver diseases? Note that, I took medicine called Isotretinoin

May not be related: Discolored nails can have a variety of reasons, ranging from dirt to nail fungus to loss of protein to psorasis. An isolated yellow nail is probably not from kidney or liver disease- typically these can cause whitish nails. ...Read more

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Medication for cystic acne & saeborrheic dermatitis causing severe migraines. Using isotretinoin, minocycline as HCl BP & desloratadine. Drug reaction?

Stop meds, check eye: If you are having headaches, I would stop the Minocycline and isotretinoin. When given together there is an increased risk of a rare side effect, pseudotumor cerebri. I would have my eyes checked and if no evidence of pseudotumor, restart either the Minocin (minocycline) or isotretinoin, but not both. Migraines can also worsen with Isotretinoin and not affect the eyes, but it definitely needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What is the use of topical isotretinoin?

What is the use of topical isotretinoin?

Acne treatment: 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

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Isotretinoin -- any bad side effects?

Isotretinoin -- any bad side effects?

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

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How severe are the side effects of using isotretinoin?

How severe are the side effects of using isotretinoin?

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

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Can isotretinoin cause IBD?

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

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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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Help please! Is Accutane (isotretinoin) safe?

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

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Does isotretinoin leads to pregnancy problems in future?

Does isotretinoin leads to pregnancy problems in future?

Yes: Do not get pregnant for 6 months. Talk to your prescribing dermatologist if you take it orally. ...Read more

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Can 5mg of isotretinoin cause tiredness and weakness? I doubt it.

Isotrentoin: There can be significant side effects so contact the prescribing doctor and discuss ...Read more

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Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Can you be specific?: There are numerous side effects that can occur for people taking isotretinoin. Most commonly, dryness and increased sun sensitivity, seem to affect nearly everyone. As far as the other side effects, they are uncommon. You will have to be more specific. ...Read more

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If I take isotretinoin when pregnant, would there be any side effects?

If I take isotretinoin when pregnant, would there be any side effects?

Birth defects: Isotretinoin can cause severe, life-threatening birth defects and should never be used during pregnancy. Major areas of involvement can include the brain, nerves, skull, heart, spine of the baby. Absolutely do not use this and consider getting pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Kristi Woods
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Isotretinoin (Definition)

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


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Allergies (Definition)

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