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Starting Roaccutane Expect
Rational discussion: The consult should be ABOUT what you can expect and a review of the potential risks and benefits ...Read more
I am at the hospital to see my dermatologist about starting roaccutane. What can I expect to happen?
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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
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
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
How quickly do roaccutane symptoms improve or get worse when you increase or decrease medication dosage?
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
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
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
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
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