taking accutane

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Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes pregnant while taking Accutane.

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Can taking accutane affect your period?

NO

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That is why it is required for females to use so many kinds of birth control methods to make certain they do not get pregnant because it causes such terrible birth defects if yu get pregnant on accutane.
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Dr. Janet Kail answered:

Does taking accutane cause pain in ankles?

Possibly

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It is possible that ankle pain could be caused from long term use of accutane as this drug can cause some bone issues. However, that being said, there are so many other reasons why you may experience ankle pain. I would recommend you discuss with prescribing doctor and perhaps see a podiatrist or orthopedist as well for evaluation.
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How to stop nosebleed while taking accutane?

Nose bleeds

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Nosebleeds from whatever cause can be managed conservatively at home. The biggest problem when you are taking accutane is that you have to be even more persistent. Keeping the nose moist is the key. Start with a little saline spray. There is even saline gel now available. You can also apply petrolatum ointment to the inside of the nose. This helps prevent drying. Do these four times a day.
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Is ballerina tea safe while taking accutane?

Yes

ballerina tea is safe when on accutane
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Is it okay to smoke pot while taking accutane?

Simple answer is no

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Isotretinoin, the generic form of Accutane, is a systemic medication that is processed by the liver. The liver is our primary metabolic organ that processes and clears medications, drugs, toxins, dietary nutrients, etc. Using marijuana while taking systemic medications may alter the effects of the medication and lead to undesired side effects.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

When will I see the results of taking accutane?

You have to finish t

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You have to take the full course of Accutane which is minimum of 16 to 20 weeks
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Dr. Lara Devgan answered:

Is it safe to go tanning after taking accutane?

No

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Tanning is not safe and is not recommended for anyone. It increases the risk of skin cancer and accelerates facial and body aging. Sunscreen with titanium and zinc can help protect you from UVA and UVB rays, but avoiding sun exposure is best. Spray tanning and tanning lotions are a reasonable alternative to achieve a bronzed look, but they may not be safe for pregnant/ lactating women.
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Is severe lightheadedness due to taking accutane?

Not common

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I have treated patients with Accutane (isotretinoin) for many years and have not heard that particular complaint. Theoretically any medicine can cause just about any side effect but I really haven't seen that one. I would talk this over with your dermatologist.
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Dr. William Singer answered:

I am about to be taking accutane soon. any advice?

Accutane

Follow the instructions carefully
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Is it okay to take ibprofene while taking accutane?

Probaly yes

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Brufen is OK to take with Accutane Avoid Vit a containg meds Doxycycline and antibiotics should not be mix with accutane. check with your MD before taking any of thes type of medicine
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