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I had genital herpes two years ago, I haven't had it again since until now. I will use roaccutane for my acne, is there a chance it'll cure my herpes?
Accutane: You should be monitored by your dermatologist. ...Read more
My dermatologist recently prescribed roaccutanne and hydroquinone for use at night. Is it safe to use hydroquinone while on roaccutane?
Accutane treatment: Accutane is a wonderful medication that can be a miracle drug for the right patient. However, if you do not need this medication, do not take it. There are many side effects, from dry skin to achy joints and bones to birth defects. Any one who has uncontrollable acne should consider Accutane after they have failed multiple other therapies. ...Read more
Roaccutane/Accutane: Accutane/roaccutane acts to inhibit sebaceous gland secretions. The current label warnings for accutane/roaccutane state that "the exact mechanism of action of Isotretinoin is unknown". "retinoic acid (active form of accutane/roaccutane) induces differentiation and reduces proliferation of stem and progenitor cells. It works on acne by inducing similar events in basel sebocytes. ...Read more