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Could my acne come back from stopping my Accutane while 8 weeks into the drug?

Could my acne come back from stopping my Accutane while 8 weeks into the drug?

Yes: Acne remits on its own but there is no telling at what age. You best chance of a prolonged (months to years) remission is by taking the full course of isotretinoin. It is not for the faint-hearted but it is very effective. ...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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Do I need to use any topicals now that I'm off Accutane? If so, how long after stopping?

Do I need to use any topicals now that I'm off Accutane? If so, how long after stopping?

Maybe none: Everyone is different. Many people need no more acne treatments after Accutane. Some people need topical or oral treatment, some people need a second course of Accutane. Depends on what you see when you look in the mirror. ...Read more

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Still having Accutane side effects a year after stopping. Why?

Still having Accutane side effects a year after stopping. Why?

Various: 1) the "side effects" may have not been caused by the drug, b) vitamin a is distributed in fat and lasts for 18 months to 2 years, so some people have problems for that long fter the drug is stopped. ...Read more

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After stopping Accutane will the oil be restored in the body? And how much?

After stopping Accutane will the oil be restored in the body? And how much?

Accutane: After stopping Accutane oil production will gradually increase although not quite to the same levels as before the treatment was begun. ...Read more

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After stopping isotretinoin-accutane, how long with it take for the effects go?

Not long: The dry skin side effects resolve as the skin continues to heal. Use oil free moisturizers. Other disturbances go away once the drug is out of your system. If you are pregnant birth defects will ensue. Wait up to 6 months before having unprotected sex if you are thinking about getting pregnant. ...Read more

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I've been on Accutane for almost a week, should I stop it?

Dr.: There isn't enough information here to provide you with any worthwhile guidance. Please discuss this decision with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to stop Accutane a week early?

Is it safe to stop Accutane a week early?

D/C Accutane: Discontinuing a week earlier than your complete course is not dangerous, but may have an impact on your overall result (small chance, but still present). You must stop Accutane immediately if you are pregnant! ...Read more

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How long should I wait to get a chemical peel or ipl after stopping accutane?

IPL/ Peel p/Accutane: The recommendation is to wait 6 months after completion of accutane, prior to ip or chemical peel treatment. Confirm timing of elective cosmetic procedures with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Hi, It's been 2 yrs I am using accutane to prevent accne. I KNOW I should stop it once and for all but After stopping my face starts breaking out. HELP?

Hi, It's been 2 yrs I am using accutane to prevent accne. I KNOW I should stop it once and for all but After stopping my face starts breaking out. HELP?

Other options: Acne remits on its own but there is no telling when. I was fifty. The full-dose brutal course of accurate usually gives you a year or two without the illness. Low dose accutane is no better than topical retinoids acid. Your physician may offer you topical benzoyl peroxide plus systemic tetracycline. Consider this ...Read more

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Contemplating stopping 20mg p day of Accutane after 2 months in very worried about the risks. My skin is marked bc of ib will my acne return? :. (

Contemplating stopping 20mg p day of Accutane after 2 months in very worried about the risks. My skin is marked bc of ib will my acne return? :. (

Accutane: The correct dose of Accutane is 1mg/kg a day for 20 weeks. Thus, if you were 120 pounds you would take 6mg a day of accutane. At this dose 80% of patients do not have acne again. Even though there are risks they are very rare. In 20 years, I have only had to stop Accutane in 5 patients and I have treated thousands. ...Read more

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I have bad neck and back pain but I'm on Accutane. Is it worth it for me to see an orthopedic doctor or will they just suggest stopping Accutane?

I have bad neck and back pain but I'm on Accutane. Is it worth it for me to see an orthopedic doctor or will they just suggest stopping Accutane?

Worth it: In my opinion, it would be worth it. They can examine you for other potential causes of your back and neck pain and give an opinion whether or not they feel your pain is musculoskeletal. ...Read more

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Bc you're put on bcpills while on accutane. Can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?

Bc you're put on bcpills while on accutane. Can stopping the pills after accutane treatment cause the acne to come back due to change in hormones?

Not the issue: The issue is the destructive nature of Accutane on a fetus. It is not prescribed because it helps the Accutane. It is known to produce birth defects if taken during pregnancy. That is why you are asked to avoid pregnancy. Anyone can have a flare of acne after coming off Accutane, or any other time, but it would not be directly related to the BCP. ...Read more

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I am struggling with mild acne, seems to be hormonal. I have tried different types of birth control pills, Tetracycline and accutane (accutane worked but damaged my eye sight and my acne came back after stopping).?

I am struggling with mild acne, seems to be hormonal. I have tried different types of birth control pills, Tetracycline and accutane (accutane worked but damaged my eye sight and my acne came back after stopping).?

ConsultDermatologist: With problem with Acne even at the age of 30 and having had problems with treatment with Acutane and Tetracycline.I suggest you consult a Dermatologist who uses other modalities like lasers to treat your acne ...Read more

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I'm off accutane for 3 weeks. Can I get tinnitus if I go to loud music venues? I stop going to loud places in fear of tinnitus while on accutane.

I'm off accutane for 3 weeks. Can I get tinnitus if I go to loud music venues? I stop going to loud places in fear of tinnitus while on accutane.

Yes, you can: But I don't think it would be Accutane if it just started three weeks after you stopped taking it. Anytime ANYONE gets tinnitus from hearing loud music/noises it is a sign that your auditory nerve is being damaged, which is a prelude to hearing loss. Everyone should avoid loud noises of any kind unless they want hearing aids in the future. Use high quality ear plugs. ...Read more

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Finished Accutane 3 weeks ago. Going south usa. How can I stop the sun making acne Scats worse. Won't sunscreen cause acne? And does 4% glyco acid work

Finished Accutane 3 weeks ago. Going south usa. How can I stop the sun making acne Scats worse. Won't sunscreen cause acne? And does 4% glyco acid work

No and yes: First you are very sensitive to UV exposure now and should be using a daily physical block your doctor should be able to recommend one. They are non comedogenic so a quality produce will not cause acne.
Second a 4% glycolic wash would be a nice daily or every few days wash and exfoliator but again speak to your doctor you are also very sensitive to peels and acids for at least the next 6 months ...Read more

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I have to stop Accutane after 7 weeks due to severe nail bed infections but now my skin is far worse than it ever was will my skin at least return to its original condition before the accutance treatment was started?

I have to stop Accutane after 7 weeks due to severe nail bed infections but now my skin is far worse than it ever was will my skin at least return to its original condition before the accutance treatment was started?

Depends: Accutane can be very drying to the skin. You can look worse before looking better. The side-effects will usually subside after 1-2 months and your skin will start to slowly improve. Also, it depends on how severe your acne is. Normal course of Accutane is 4-5 months. You may need alternate treatment since not tolerating accutane. ...Read more