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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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Im 4 months post accutane. im scared to relapse. can i relapse if i continue to use my house keys that were left in garbage can outside for 24 hours?

Hmm: In general I don't recommend storing house keys in the garbage can. It's probably a safe place in that no one would take them, but what if the sanitation department or worse, a well meaning neighbor took the trash away? In any case, this would not flare your acne. ...Read more

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Im 4.5 months post accutane and i know you are not suppose to drink. can i eat foods with malted barley flour? would i relapse with acne?

Im 4.5 months post accutane and i know you are not suppose to drink. can i eat foods with malted barley flour? would i relapse with acne?

Not relapse: 4.5 months is long enuf that the Accutane is probably already in the skin cells where it's fighting acne breakouts. Drinking alcohol while taking (or before taking) Accutane will cause an interaction and may be dangerous for your liver. But if the acne has completely gone away & there's no chance of a relapse (& no need to take Accutane again) then 1 or 2 drinks of alcohol may b OK. Talk to ur doc ...Read more

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Im 4 months post accutane treatment after taking it for close to 9 months. can i get a dentist teeth whitening procedure? is it safe? would i relapse?

Im 4 months post accutane treatment after taking it for close to 9 months. can i get a dentist teeth whitening procedure? is it safe? would i relapse?

Safe and Effective: Teeth whitening is safe and effective with no negative effects to the systemic general health. Your dentist can also help you choose the most effective whitening method for your individual situation. ...Read more

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Im 4 months post accutane. i know you are not suppose to drink alcohol, but i had 2 vanilla jello cups with sugar alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Im 4 months post accutane. i know you are not suppose to drink alcohol, but i had 2 vanilla jello cups with sugar alcohol. will i relapse with acne?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin can cause liver damage so drinking alcohol which also causes liver damage is not a good idea. Relapse is not the issue. Remember that alcohol itself is liver toxic. ...Read more