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If you have more: Questions before you feel comfortable taking it - then discuss with your pharmacist or prescribing physician. Let the physician know if you are or are not taking it. ...Read more
Many: Accutane has lots of side effects. The main one is dryness. It dries out your body, eyes, nose, lips, skin, mucous membranes, etc. Your skin will split and tear easily. You can have bleeding with stools. It can also cause hair thinning that may be permanent. There are also warnings about depression, suicidal thoughts and behavior and severe birth defects. ...Read more
Probably: But have pharmacist check computer program for interactions ...Read more
Rational discussion: The consult should be ABOUT what you can expect and a review of the potential risks and benefits ...Read more
Hi I am on to roaccutane do you think I can follow the cambridge diet plan while taking roaccutane?
Depends: The chances of you having problems in your situation are pretty low. However, I cannot guarantee that given the limitations of this forum. If you can avoid the cambridge diet until finished with roaccutane then that may be best. Certainly discuss this with the physician who is prescribing your treatment. ...Read more
I've been using roaccutane (20)for 5 months and recently I've been getting like one pimple every week, what happened?
I'm staring my first course of roaccutane tomorrow and was wondering if I could have some tips and advice before I start?
Moisturize!: Accutane is a very effective treatment for severe acne, but it does have side effects. The most common is extreme dryness of the skin and lips. The dermatologist will likely recommend that you stop using any other topical creams or ointments that also cause dryness, use a good moisturizer twice a day, use a moisturizing sunscreen on all exposed skin, and keep lip balm handy to use a lot. ...Read more
I have been on Roaccutane for 2 months. I just found out that I am pregnant (it can't be more than 2 weeks). How safe is my baby?
After enjoying clear skin, I now seem to be having a reaction to roaccutane. Leathery textured skin with visible pores. How long Will this last?
Back pain on roaccutane. Came off it 2yr ago but still have back pain. Got progressively worse over the 2 Yr. Mornings and after excercise are worse.
Girlfriend took roacutane when she was younger. Her spots have come back. She is 25, can she take it again. What would you recommend for her. Thanks.
Acne: She would need to be under the care of a dermatologist and monitored closely. ...Read more
Check out Mayo >: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/isotretinoin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20068178Get a more detailed answer ›
Roaccutane: "Treating severe acne in patients who do not respond to other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor. Isotretinoin is a retinoid. It works by reducing skin oil production, changing the characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of the skin." See: http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/isotretinoin. Html ...Read more
Liver toxicity: Roaccutane (isotretinoin) is generally given for severe recalcitrant cystic acne. It has a host of potential side effects but one of the most important is its effect on the liver. You don't want to take any medications or consume alcohol that would also have toxicity on the liver and amplify the affects of the isotretinoin. Your doctor will check your liver functions periodically. ...Read more
First 20 mg is a low: Dose, I normally start at 40, so talk with your doctor, and I would not expect you clear in one month on 40 mg so certainly not clear on 20 ...Read more
Are there any known interactions/contraindications between isotretinoin/roaccutane and milkthistle?
None listed. . .: Always tell your doctor everything you're taking, including non-prescription medications & dietary supplements/herbs. Also tell pharmacist too. That way, we can look for interactions before prescribing. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1403-0, 1633-0. While I can't speak for south africa, here in states, you need 2 forms of contraception & preg test to get isotretinoi. ...Read more
I'm taking roaccutane, my skin is completely cleared, can I stop it Just for ONE week? Thanks in advance :)
Yes: You can stop any time. Usually we give a full course of 20 weeks to arrive at the best long-term result. If you have not completed the 20 weeks, it will be just as effective to stop for a week, then complete the treatment. During the week off it, your dry lips will be less a problem, then dry again when you resume. A full course is associated with less risk of returning acne later. ...Read more
I have been on 20mg of roaccutane for 6 weeks now and my skin is worse than ever, it's really getting me down will it get better?
It should: In many cases the skin appears worse in the initial phase of treatment. I would recommend that you return to your physician and be reevaluated and be certain that this is a normal occurance ...Read more
I have just started Roaccutane for my rosacea. I don't want to be on it for long, what is the shortest amount of time I can be on it?
Roaccutane: This is a dangerous drug prescribed for severe, deforming nodulocystic acne unresponsive to all other treatments. It also looks like you already have depression which can be acutely exacerbated by this drug. You also need to avoid tetracycline derivatives such as doxycycline and minocycline while on this drug. Your dermatologist should know this. You may be on the drug for many months until clear. ...Read more
I regularly workout 3 days a week, for a year and yet I don't feel anything like fit, I wanna know bcaa can help? Considering that I take roaccutane?
Work out more: For someone your age try working out 5 days a week for a minimum of 30 min (jog, bike, swim etc.). If u follow this for the next few months you should be feeling more 'fit' and more energetic. Best of luck. ...Read more
Roaccutane: Yes, if ok with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Watch 4 side effects:
Isotretinoin decreases the size and activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin, which reduces the amount of sebum that is produced. This stops the glands becoming blocked, and means bacteria are less likely to thrive. It also reduces the inflammation in the skin.
Isotretinoin can have serious side effects and its use must be supervised by a dermatologist. ...Read more
Everyone: Is different but I woud say the drying effect is pretty bad for everyone. ...Read more
Severe acne: Most doctors will recommend to try the Accutane after having tried several topical and oral medications to maximum strength and there are still deep cystic acne breakouts occurring. There are many warnings and precautions about taking the Accutane and a through discussion with the dermatologist must be done before the medicine can be prescribed. ...Read more
How long after coming of roaccutane can I get pregnant? Does it affect fertility after coming off?
1 month: Accutane is usually cleared 5-10 days after the last dose. Waiting one month is to give you a safety margin. As you know, becoming pregnant while taking Accutane greatly increases the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. Prior use of Accutane should not affect your fertility. ...Read more