Top
30
Doctor insights on: Starting Roaccutane Expect

Share
1

1
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

3

3
Appointment for roaccutane, what should I expect?

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

4

4
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

Get a more detailed answer ›
5

5
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

6

6
Can 14 year olds take roaccutane?

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

7

7
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

9

9
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

10

10
How long does it take for the effects of roaccutane to wear off?

How long does it take for the effects of roaccutane to wear off?

Do you mean Accutane: The side effects of Accutane should be worn off within a month. There have been some case reports of persistent dryness of the eyes. ...Read more

11

11
How long will most symptoms last for after finishing roaccutane?

How long will most symptoms last for after finishing roaccutane?

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. Most of these symptoms are gone within one month of stopping the drug. ...Read more

12

12
If taking 60mg of roaccutane per day. Is taking 20mg three times per day ok?

Probably fine: However, Isotretinoin is usually given either as a total dose once per day or divided in half and given twice per day. Talk to you dermatologist. ...Read more

13

13
Can I take 40mg of netlook and 20mg of roaccutane to get the recommended 60mg per day?

Can I take 40mg of netlook and 20mg of roaccutane to get the recommended 60mg per day?

IsNetlookBrandNameOf: If Netlook is another brand name of roaccutane tan you can. We don't know what netlook is and can not say.
Or ask your Doctor or Dermatalogist ...Read more

14

14
How quickly do roaccutane symptoms improve or get worse when you increase or decrease medication dosage?

How quickly do roaccutane symptoms improve or get worse when you increase or decrease medication dosage?

25% worsen in the be: I have found that only 25 percent of patients get worse in the beginning, most patients improve every month until the acne is gone. ...Read more

15

15
Is there anything stronger than roaccutane I have been taking it for 11 weeks with not much improvement?

Roaccutane: Roaccutane is the strongest medication for acne but the normal treatment is 20 weeks at 1mg/kg per day. Patients can clear at 16 weeks or longer and if they do not clear at 20 weeks the doctor can keep you on the medication longer. I have seen patients clear at 24 weeks but blood work has to be drawn every 30 days. ...Read more

16

16
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

17

17
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

18

18
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

19

19
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

20

20
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

21

21
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

22

22
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

23

23
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?

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

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
How is roaccutane for acne?

Isotretinoin: This is your strongest medication and most effective, available only from a dermatologist. If you aren't clear on conservative rx, consider a course though it's not for the faint-hearted. Acne is a grave professional liability in today's world. Isotretinoin will keep it at bay for at least months. Best wishes. ...Read more

27

27
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

28

28
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

29

29
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

Find us on Facebook