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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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Does retin-a work differently from accutane?

Does retin-a work differently from accutane?

Yes: Retina is a topical which unclogs blackheads amd whiteheads.Accutane is an internal drug which works on shrinking the overactive oil glands. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use retin-a micro while on Accutane ? I've sort of gotten dependent on it everynight and now i started Accutane today so im not sure

Retin a (tretinoin) : Typically a topical retinoid such as this is discontinued while on an oral retinoid such as Accutane . Check with your dermatologist since the two products combined may cause your skin to become overly dry and irritated in addition to becoming more sun sensitive. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use retin a (tretinoin) while on absorica (accutane) ? So far no irritatio n

Is it ok to use retin a (tretinoin) while on absorica (accutane) ? So far no irritatio n

Accutane: One side effect of Absorica is dryness. The addition of retin a (tretinoin) to your skin can cause your skin to be irritated. Furthermore, it is important to know if the absorcia by itself is effective at treating your acne. ...Read more

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So I took my first Accutane pill today. Ive been on retin a (tretinoin) for 3 months prior to taking it. Will the process be faster/easier for me because of that?

Yes: It still won't be a breeze. By staying on Retinoic acid, you've proved you are able to complay with a difficult regimen. You're brave and you're doing the right thing. Serious acne is a major personal and professional liability -- you'll fail a job interview if you're not clear. By complying, you're giving yourself a wonderful gift. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male?  I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a

Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a (tretinoin) is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...Read more

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I've been on retin a (tretinoin) for 3 months and I'm still pink. (Using every other day). Now I'm being put on accutane. The acne stopped when will the pinkness?

I've been on retin a (tretinoin) for 3 months and I'm still pink. (Using every other day). Now I'm being put on accutane. The acne stopped when will the pinkness?

Stop Retin A (tretinoin): You do not need it anymore and it is contributing to dry, red skin on your face. You probably need a moisturizer. Why gynecomastia?? Taking any supplements or "protein" drinks or PED? These can cause both acne and gynecomastia. ...Read more

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I have acne and have tried retin a (tretinoin) and clearasil and proactive but they didn't work. My friend used Accutane and have perfect skin should I take it ?

I have acne and have tried retin a (tretinoin) and clearasil and proactive but they didn't work. My friend used Accutane and have perfect skin should I take it ?

Consult a Dermatogis: Accutane is available & a med i believe should only be prescribed by a dermatologist after they have decided you meet criteria for its use. This strong med also has some interesting side effects & is so toxic to fetuses that women can't use it unless they are on multiple forms of birth control & sign a waver.Set up an appointment with a dermatologist & explore your options. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne? Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.

Is retin a (tretinoin) effective for permantly eliminating pimples and acne?  Does it work like accutane, shrinking the oils glands? Or does it just expholiate.

Yes: Retin A (tretinoin) is the topical form of Accutane. It does much more than exfoliate. Accutane for 20 weeks is often a permanent cure. Retin A (tretinoin) takes much longer and is less dramatic but also may clear acne. ...Read more

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What vitamines can I take during accutane? Any would help? C? E? I know you can't take a, but the others? Thank you xx

The rest are okay: I'd urge you to get your vitamins from a balanced diet rather than a bottle. Avoid taking vitamin a itself; if your dermatologist isn't adverse to your taking a multivitamin with only a small amount of a, it would be okay. Your vitamin d can come from reasonable sun exposure. ...Read more

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How safe is accutane?

How safe is accutane?

Pretty safe: Accutane has some issues, especially birth defects if taken while pregnant, but most of the other popularized "dangers" are significantly overblown. Still, it must be prescribed by a doctor with experience in its use, and you must join a registry (ipledge) as an added precaution against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How good is accutane?

Very good: Accutane is very drug useful for treatment resistant acne. However, there are several restrictions on its use. Patients need to be fully informed prior to taking the drug and agree to using at least two forms of birth control. This drug is not for everyone and can only be prescribed by physicians specifically trained in its use. ...Read more

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