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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
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
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
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
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