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Doctor insights on: Roaccutane Uses

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Could a 14 year old safely use "roaccutane"?

Could a 14 year old safely use "roaccutane"?

Under care of derm: It can be used under supervision of a dermatologist. They will do blood tests periodically to check for liver function and, if a girl, pregnancy tests. It is useful, but has side effects. ...Read more

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Can I use cetaphil oily skin cleanser while on roaccutane?

Can I use cetaphil oily skin cleanser while on roaccutane?

Use Cetaphil Gentle: While using roaccutane, use cetaphil gentle skin cleanser instead of cetaphil oily skin cleanser since surface oils will be reduced and local skin irritation will be a common adverse effect. ...Read more

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My dermatologist recently prescribed roaccutanne and hydroquinone for use at night. Is it safe to use hydroquinone while on roaccutane?

My dermatologist recently prescribed roaccutanne and hydroquinone for use at night. Is it safe to use hydroquinone while on roaccutane?

Possibly not: Since both Accutane and hydroquinone can .Make your skin dry you may not be able to tolerate them. You might want to only use the hydroquinone after you have been off Accutane and your skin is no longer to dry. ...Read more

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Who should take roaccutane?

Who should take 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

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Can 14 year olds take roaccutane?

Potentially: It must be closely monitored, Must "I Pledge" and must have appropriate indications. ...Read more

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At which age could we take "roaccutane"?

At which age could we take "roaccutane"?

End of growth spurt: There's talk that it might slow growth, but if you're going to have mutilating acne that can't be managed otherwise, ask your physician about starting whenever you like. ...Read more

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Taking roaccutane. What does it actually do?

Taking roaccutane.  What does it actually do?

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