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Taking Accutane (Overview)

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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What happens after you stop taking accutane?

What happens after you stop taking accutane?

If acne recurs, Rx: Effect on acne helps with Accutane. If recurs, ant-androgens help the acne. ...Read more

Taking Accutane (Overview)

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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When will i see the results of taking accutane?

When will i see the results of taking accutane?

You have to finish t: You have to take the full course of Accutane which is minimum of 16 to 20 weeks. ...Read more

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Taking Antibiotics (Checklist)

Follow directions on label
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Take all doses as directed. Don't stop when you feel better.
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Do not take someone else's antibiotic
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Throw away any leftover antibiotics when you're done
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Is it okay to take ibprofene while taking accutane?

Probaly yes: 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. ...Read more

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Taking Statins (Checklist)

Consider nighttime dosing to decrease effects of cramping during day
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Get routine labs to monitor your progress and eat well, too!
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I'm scared of taking accutane, what can you tell me?

I'm scared of taking accutane, what can you tell me?

Benefits: Acne is a very serious personal and professional liability. This is the best medicine for the severe form, and often the only one that works. It's not fair, but someone presenting at a job interview with serious acne is likely to be rejected simply becuase this is seen to be a sign of poor self-care. You'll be followed with labs ; close management. It's your choice. ...Read more

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What is best sun block to use while taking accutane?

Spf 30: Hi good morning, it is recommended that you use an spf over 30 everyday particularly when you are on medication that will make you sun sensitive. But please don't forget to reapply every two hours. You might need to reapply more often if you are doing any heavily activity which involves sweating or if you are in the water. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Taking Blood Thinners (Checklist)

Take appropriate dose of anticoagulation medication
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Follow up with your treating physician
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How dry is your skin going to get when taking accutane?

How dry is your skin going to get when taking accutane?

Depends...: ...On the dosage given, and your individual skin type. I start "low and slow" to avoid dryness, but sometimes it happens anyway. Accutane works by shutting down the oil glands, so dry skin is a common side effect. However, the longterm benefits of clearing your acne are well worth a bit of temporary skin dryness. ...Read more