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Side Effects Of Accutane For Acne
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
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Accutane safe to take will it cure acne tried other things never worked it is for my son who is 16 he has been on it for a couple of weeks. No side effects yet except for dryness of skin.
Accutane : Accutane is very effective for cystic, scarring acne. I would recommend you carefully follow up with your doctor and keep communicating any side effects with them. With proper follow up and careful monitoring, most patients do really well on accutane. On the link below is more information about accutane. I hope that helps. ...Read more
When i was 18 male (now 26) i took isotretinoin (accutane) for 6 mon until my acne was completely gone. Miracle drug. But any longterm side-effects?
Any opinions of the safety of Accutane for acne for a male? I've heard there are some pretty serious potential side effects? How about retin-a
Accutane: Accutane is indeed a powerful drug and does have some potential serious side effects. It needs to be managed very closely by someone very familiar with it, such as a dermatologist. Retin a (tretinoin) is certainly another option, as are some combination products like epiduo. Depending on the predominant type of acne you have, you may certianly be a candidate for one over the other. Best to ask your derm doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mildest that works: Glad you're asking about scientific rx. Acne is a serious chronic disease that can have a devastating, lasting effect on a teen. For an adult, something as simple as a maintenance dose of tetracycline or (if confined to the face) even just topical clindamcin and benzoyl peroxide may be quite sufficient. For really severe disease, don't hesitate to use Isotretinoin if it can be done safely. ...Read more
How safe are 10mg of accutaine 1/day as far as side effects? I have persistent acne nothing else has worked. Should i give this a try?
By all means: Be very sure you do not become pregnant while you are on this medicine. The large majority of people (men and women) are happy with the results despite the fact that you will experience some side effects. ...Read more
Acutane dilemma intense fear of the horrific possible side effects. Acne has destroyed myself esteem i've tried every thing. Any positive insight?
Truly sympathize: I truly sympathize with you. This can be very depressing. Acutane, although, sounding bad from the side effect side, may not be that bad in your case. Those i've known on it did actually pretty well. I've seen good results with laser treatments. The major downside, though, is the cost. If it is affordable, try a few sessions. ...Read more
Isotretinoin: Accutane is a vitamin a like product that has amazing effects to treat significant acne. But with great benefit can come side-effects. While on Accutane , blood tests need to be performed to determine if triglycerides or cholesterol levels may elevate. The patient can also experience extreme dryness of the lips and skin with rash. Muscle aches ; headaches can occur. Long-term side effects are rare. ...Read more
Well: However, it is unpleasant, and you must be sure not to become pregnant. Your skin will be dry, irritated, and may itch or burn. For severe acne, this is part of the informed consent you will give. After your course of treatment, you should be clear for at least several months. Most folks think it is worth it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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