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Can valerian root be taken with roacutane pills?

Can valerian root be taken with roacutane pills?

Acutane: Has been associated causatively with ulceraive colitis. Valerian root is a mild sedative, usually used to help sleep. I would not advise this combination. ...Read more

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What to do if I got prescribed roaccutane/accutane?

What to do if I got prescribed roaccutane/accutane?

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

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What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

Same medication: Both are isotretinoin. Accutane is the name of the original Isotretinoin in the us. Roaccutane is a name that is used in europe and other places. ...Read more

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Falling pregnant whiles taking small dose of Roaccutane?

Falling pregnant whiles taking small dose of Roaccutane?

Roaccutane: Roaccutane (isotretinoin) can cause miscarriage or significant birth defects. It is imperative that you stop takig roaccutane ASAP. Please talk with your dermatologist, family doctor and obstetrician. ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of roaccutane for a 15 year old?

Which are the side effects of roaccutane for a 15 year old?

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

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I'm going to see my dermatologist about starting roaccutane. What can I expect to happen?

Rational discussion: The consult should be ABOUT what you can expect and a review of the potential risks and benefits ...Read more

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Hi I am on to roaccutane do you think I can follow the cambridge diet plan while taking roaccutane?

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

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I'm staring my first course of roaccutane tomorrow and was wondering if I could have some tips and advice before I start?

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

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What are the most frequently reported side- effects of Isotretinoin (Roaccutane) that persisted after its discontinuation?

None: Most prominent side effect is dry skin, especially lips. After a week there are no side effects. There are POSITIVE side effects persisting after it is stopped. There is little or no acne and there is an improved mood after a full course. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Roaccutane: How long you have been on Roaccutane? Are you on two forms of contraception one of which must be oral contraceptives? Discuss with your doctor a possibility of discontinuing Roaccutane. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Myofascial pain: Hi,

The list of causes of low back pain are quite lengthy. Most common cause is myofascial pain, i.e. muscle related. Check your bed, stretch before exercise
Treatment includes NSAIDs, muscle relxanats and PT ...Read more

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Appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

Typically at 47: accutane is not prescribed, but occasionally it can be. You need to see dermatologist to make sure this is best medication for you. ...Read more

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I have an appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

Check out Mayo >: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/isotretinoin-oral-route/before-using/drg-20068178

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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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What is the efficacy of roaccutane (isotretinoin)?

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

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How long does skin take to normalize after roaccutane?

6-12 months: Hello! The number of oil glands is reduced with Accutane (isotretinoin) use and while the body will bounce back, it typically takes months. Any facial resurfacing or surgery is best delayed 6-12 months to allow this process to complete. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take other types of pills while on roaccutane?

Is it safe to take other types of pills while on roaccutane?

AVOID CERTAIN MEDS: While on accutane, avoid vitamin a, tetracyclines, progesterone, nortestosterone, and topical keratolytics or exfoliative agents (salicylic acid). ...Read more

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What kind of drugs can be taken while using roacutane? And why is alcohol forbidden?

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

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I've been on 20mg Roaccutane for a month now but my breakout still persists. Is that normal?

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

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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

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I'm taking roaccutane, my skin is completely cleared, can I stop it Just for ONE week? Thanks in advance :)

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can you take roaccutane and beta blockers together?

Interaction: There is no significant interaction between Isotretinoin and beta blockers. However, I would recommend to discuss this with you doctor. ...Read more

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Is 20mg daily a high dose for roaccutane / accutane?

Is 20mg daily a high dose for roaccutane / accutane?

Depends: Roughly 1 mg per kg of body weight is a typica daily dose. 40-80 mg a day is pretty common for average sized persons. However, every patient is a little different. Your dermatologist should discuss this with you to clarify. ...Read more

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Can roaccutane be effective for rosacea? Is it safe?

Can roaccutane be effective for rosacea? Is it safe?

Not commonly: There are case reports of this being effective, but there are other more proven treatments that I would recommend ahead of isotretinoin (which comes with side effects). Laser is well established, Mirvaso is new and effective, and ivermectin is experimental but promising. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink heavily while taking roaccutane?

Is it safe to drink heavily while taking roaccutane?

Not Wise to Imbibe: Since roaccutane may cause elevation in liver enzymes, it is not wise to drink heavily while taking the medication. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry lips with roaccutane management?

What to do if I have dry lips with roaccutane management?

Lubrication: Keeping your lips moist with an ointment type lip lubricant may help. You should also talk to your dermatologist about this as they should be able to help you since they are giving you the accutane. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for my acne, how is roaccutane?

Can you give me suggestions for my acne, how is roaccutane?

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

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Are the side effects of roaccutane/accutane actually that bad?

Everyone: Is different but I woud say the drying effect is pretty bad for everyone. ...Read more

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How severe does acne have to be for one to take the roaccutane?

How severe does acne have to be for one to take the roaccutane?

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

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How long after coming of roaccutane can I get pregnant? Does it affect fertility after coming off?

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

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