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What are the side effects of accutane?

What are the side effects of accutane?

Accutane: Common ones are anemia, dry eyes, conjunctivitis, increase liver enzymes, dry inflamed skin, rash, muscle/joint/back pains, increase cholesterol & sugar. Rare ones are diabetes, mood changes, anxiety, seizures, psychosis, asthma, cataracts, kidney or intestine infections or arthritis. ...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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How long do the side effects of Accutane generally last?

6-12 months: Most of the acute side effects of Accutane therapy last from 6-12 months and surgery is generally discouraged during this period. ...Read more

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When do the side effects of Accutane start in babies?

When do the side effects of Accutane start in babies?

Born with defects: I'm not sure if you mean which trimester(s) is it dangerous for the baby or when do the side effects show up after the baby is born, but the problems or defects are present at birth. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Accutane for 17-year-old?

What are the side effects of Accutane for 17-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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What are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

What are your views on the side effects of accutane/roaccutane/isotretinoin?

Accutane: Accutane, in the U.S. Or roaccutane internationally is a potent drug for acne. Usual effects are dryness of lips, skin, eyes and skin generally as well as many other less common effects--some can be severe. Lab tests are done to check other side effects/complications. Most of these symptoms are gone within one month of stopping the drug. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of accutane? And what does the medicine do to stop acne?

What are the side effects of accutane? And what does the medicine do to stop acne?

Big drug!: The most concerning side effect is the potential for causing severe birth defects so you have to be on birth control to use it. It can effect the liver, can make the skin more sensitive to sun, and can thin hair. It is a powerful drug similar to vitamin a that works on acne by decreasing the oil your body produces. Physicians have to take a course to prescribe it. ...Read more

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How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

How can I prevent muscle pain and side effects of accutane?

See details: There is very little you can do to avoid side-effects. This is a medication that must be closely monitored by a doctor. Tell your doctor if you are taking supplements or other meds as some can interact with accutane. Also, do not start any of these while taking Accutane unless you discuss them first with the doctor who is prescribing the accutane. ...Read more

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What are long-term side effects of taking accutane?

Relatively safe/few: The following study documented that the long term effects of Accutane were relatively minor and safe. These were related to skin and mucous membranes ~5% and include xeroderma (dry skin), dry eyes, arthralgias (joint aches) and aggravation of eczema. For further details see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/7918010. ...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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Question about side effects of isotretinoin (accutane) for a male?

Can you be specific?: There are numerous side effects that can occur for people taking isotretinoin. Most commonly, dryness and increased sun sensitivity, seem to affect nearly everyone. As far as the other side effects, they are uncommon. You will have to be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

What are the side effects of taking Accutane and ciprofloxacin?

Combination OK: You would have to consider side effects of each separtely. Accutane has a long list the wort of which is dry skin, potential for depression and suicide risk and birth defects if a female becomes pregnant, and sun sensitivity, and for Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if taken for a longer period of time cartiledge damage and in some people it can have cardiac effects and cause arrythmias(even if taken for shorter periods. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects and does Accutane completely cure acne even after you stop taking it?

Are there any side effects and does Accutane completely cure acne even after you stop taking it?

Yes: There is a booklet the doctor will have you read that shows birth defects, dry skin, depression, and more. It is an excellent help for patients that qualify for it. You will have to enroll in the website and get urine tested for pregnancy. The dosage also weighs in on the side effects. There are never guarantees you will be clear for life as it is a life long condition. ...Read more

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How long will accutane's side effects last?

How long will accutane's side effects last?

Depends: I have seen side effects such as dry lips last even 5 years after treatment. However this is not the norm with all patients. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long will it take before Accutane side effects begin?

3-4 weeks: 3-4 weeks, but varies in some depending on dosage 40 or 60 mg. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my Accutane side effects diminish?

The dryness: Can last for up to several months after stopping the medication. ...Read more