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Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Can I take acne medication while breastfeeding?

Yes: Common topical acne medicines are usually fine, but check with the prescribing physician for more-specific information about the specific medication you're taking. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

A common skin condition that causes red or white raised pimples, especially on the face, chest and back. Caused when the sebaceous glands in the skin ...Read more


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Can I take prescription acne medication while pregnant?

Medication with preg: Some yes and some no. Benzoyl peroxide and Erythromycin are safe during pregnancy. Tetracycline derivatives and Accutane should never be used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

My mother is taking kivexa & viramune (nevirapine) pills. Any interactions?

No.: There are no drug interactions between your mother’s Kivexa (abacavir/lamivudine) and Viramune (nevirapine) pills. These drugs both work together to treat HIV and are safe to take together. ...Read more

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How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

How do antibiotics (cold/flu) interact with  the medications that my 73-year old mother is taking  (exforge (amlodipine and valsartan) 10, metformin 500, pravsdtstine 40)?

They shouldn't: Interfer. You didn't mention the name of the antibiotic, but if all medications are received from the same pharmacy both the doctor and pharmacy should warn you if there is any interaction between the two. ...Read more

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How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

How to stop taking aldactone (spironolactone) prescribed for acne?

Just stop: No reason to stop except if you plan pregnancy or have side effects. Your acne is likely to get worse. ...Read more

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Could acne medication effect birth control?

Could acne medication effect birth control?

Yes, absolutely: Depending on the acne medication, some of them require you to take a pregnancy test and be on some form of birth control because they are very dangerous to developing fetus (baby). Alternatively, some antibiotics that may be prescribed for acne may alter the liver metabolism and decrease the efficacy of birth control. Therefore, consult your physician with specific questions. ...Read more

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Will taking Vitamin A supplements cure/control my acne?

Will taking Vitamin A supplements cure/control my acne?

No: But there may well be individuals selling vitamin A who have a firm belief that it can control acne. Retinoids used in the treatment of acne are vitamin A derivatives. These are prescription drugs that are used with great care; they can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Does taking medications such as anti depressants, contraceptive pill and panadol (acetaminophen) harm my biliary atresia liver?

Yes: If you have an impaired liver, then you have to be careful about almost all drugs. Most are processed in the liver, and special consideration and dosing are given to people with liver disease. ...Read more

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Acne medication reaction in fetus?

Acne medication reaction in fetus?

Can happen: A couple of the most well-known fetal reactions to antibiotics: permanent staining of the teeth, with use of tetracyclines, and severe birth defects associated with isotretinoin. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Has anyone taken spirolactone for hormonal acne?

Androgen blocker : Spironolactone blocks androgen effects on certain receptor cells. If your acne is due to excess testosterone, and you're a female, then it may help. ...Read more

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Side effects from taking ADHD medication if pregnant?

Side effects from taking ADHD medication if pregnant?

19 different ones: Depending on the class of drug the infant is exposed to, he will have different symptoms, tell you ob. ...Read more

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What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

What helps best for cystic acne? Probiotics or evening primerose? Currently taking Spironolactone, Aczone, & genetic tazorac (tazarotene).

Adjuncts only: Sandy, forgive my frankness. I'm not a dermatologist, but if a retinoid (tazorac), dapsone, and spironolactone have failed, you need to consider isotetinoin therapy despite all the scare stuff you've read on the doctor-bashing websites. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability. You're an adult now, you have job interviews coming up, and it's probably the right choice. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Facial Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more