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Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.

Accutane or spironlactone? Female, 23, stubborn acne. Took Accutane 8 years ago, oily skin and excessive menstruation controlled with progesterone.

Either work: If you took accutane and still have problems then maybe try something different. Also spironolactone will not require the multiple visits and tests that accutane does. And best of all it is effective. ...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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Can i take Accutane for mild acne on oily skin?

Can i take Accutane for mild acne on oily skin?

Too strong: The stuff is pricey, unpleasant and not entirely risk-free. If your acne is confined to your face, ask your physician about a mix of topical benzoyl peroxide and topical clindamycin. Only the worst acne requires Isotretinoin / accutane. ...Read more

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Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

Initially my derm prescribe tetracycline with prednisolone, acne flare up,now she prescibe minocycline and xepasone.i cannot take accutane.What next?

What next?: What do you mean exactly? Is the new regimen not working? Besides the medication, you could add fish oil 3 grams a day. Omega 3s are very important against acne. It wouldn't hurt and may help quite a bit. ...Read more

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Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use neutrogena hydroxy acid exfoliating cleanser while on Accutane ? It is non comedogenic, soap free and dermatologist tested

Yes: Yes you can, provided you don't apply it with an abrasive sponge or anything that can excoriate your skin or exacerbate the exfoliation. ...Read more

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Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Does neostrata hq free lightening gel( kojiic acid, vit C, liquorice, bearberry, 10 aha/pha) fade red facial scars( not acne scars) . thanks very much?

Likely not: The red scars are a part of the healing process overall. The agents you listed tend to inhibit melanin production which is a darker pigment. The red is partially vascular in nature. The products may diminish the red to a small degree ...Read more

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Will Accutane cure my mild/moderate acne?

Will Accutane cure my mild/moderate acne?

Isotretinoin: Isotretinoin. For deep cysts, antibiotics may not be enough. Isotretinoin (amnesteem, claravis, sotret) is a powerful medication available for scarring cystic acne or acne that doesn't respond to other treatments. This medicine is reserved for the most severe forms of acne. It's very effective, but people who take it need close monitoring by a dermatologist because of the side effects 80% effectiv. ...Read more

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Could cicaplast la roche posay help my 9 months depressed acne scar ?

Could cicaplast la roche posay help my 9 months depressed acne scar ?

Sorry, friend: I'm sorry you ended up with an acne scar. Nothing you can do at home is going to help. Hopefully your present regimen has things under control. Eventually you can visit a plastic surgeon or dermatologist for laser, microsurgery or filler rx. ...Read more

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Accutane vs bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) acne help!, what to do?

Accutane vs bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) acne help!, what to do?

First try: "bactrim" isn't as good as some of the other antibiotics, especially the tetracyclines. Don't ever use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. Isotretinoin / Accutane is your last resort unless you have cystic acne, for which nothing else will probably work. It's not for the faint-hearted but is a remarkably effective medication. ...Read more

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Should i tak benzoyl peroxide fr acne treatment without consultin dermatiologist....?

Should i tak benzoyl peroxide fr acne treatment without consultin dermatiologist....?

Possibly: If your acne is mild, you could start with an over-the-counter benzoyl product, and see a dermatologist if you're not satisfied with the response. ...Read more

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When Accutane fails for severe cystic acne what's next?

When Accutane fails for severe cystic acne what's next?

Accutane: Accutane rarely fails for cystic acne. Normally 50% of people are cured taking 1mg/kg for 20 weeks. 50% of people need a second course at double the dose. A very few people need higher doses and more prolonged therapy. Weekly blood tests are need to monitor for adverse effects at these higher doses. See a dermatologist experienced in administering higher doses of accutane. ...Read more

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Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

SHAMPOO & ACNE: Shampoos usually do not clear acne. Acne medications clear acne. However, with acne one should shampoo often and the shampoo doesn't usually matter. Just get the oiliness off you hair with your shampoo. ...Read more

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Sulfamethoxazole for cystic acne? Does it work?

Sulfamethoxazole for cystic acne? Does it work?

Not the best choice: An antibiotic must never be used as sole therapy for acne. Cystic acne may be helped by antibiotic treatment plus a topical agent such as benzoyl peroxide, but usually requires isotretinoin. You've heard the internet scare stories but most people who try this Rx -- which isn't for the faint-hearted -- are very glad. Acne's a grave personal / professional liability; ask if this is right for you. ...Read more

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Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Clindamycin, tretinoin (retin-a), minocycline pills for acne, do these work?

Yes: Comply with directions. Never use an antibiotic as sole treatment for acne. If you do not get a good result, consider Isotretinoin if it is offered to you. ...Read more