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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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What is the difference between vibramycin (doxycycline) and accutane?

What is the difference between vibramycin (doxycycline) and accutane?

Antibioitic: Vibramycin (doxycycline) is an antibiotic which can be used mild to moderate acne. Accutane is a derivative of vitamin a used for severe cystic acne uncontrolled by other treatments including anitbiotics. ...Read more

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Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Doxycycline & Accutane side effects?

Few if any: Doxy: most side effects we've experienced are nausea. Accutane: most side effects we've experienced are dry skin and headache. However, dry skin after use of Accutane should be seen as 'normal'. Because it decreases/controls the function of sebaceous glands which leading to the control of acne. Depression is very rare. Suicide? Only happened in lawsuit, not in my (and my many colleagues’’) exper. ...Read more

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Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Does doryx (doxycycline) interact with Accutane since it's a tetracycline?

Yes: There is one important potential interaction. It can increase the risk of pseudo tumor cerebri which is an abnormal amount of pressure in the cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Altho this is a relatively rare condition, it can be dangerous and lead to permanent visual loss and brain damage. ...Read more

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Monocycline and doxycycline have caused depression. Should i risk Accutane (isotretinoin)? What are my other options?

Accutane: Accutane has been associated with risk of severe depression, including suicidal ideation. You need to discuss this frankly with your physician, and have care plans in place for any eventuality. Your physician can work with you also to develop other options instead. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Accutane and doryx (doxycycline) at the same time?

YES: Typical course of Accutane is 5 months. Usually the acne is clearing by the 3rd month. At that time you no longer need the doryx (doxycycline). Most people prefer the generic Doxycycline in a low dose because it costs so much less than the brand "doryx (doxycycline)". Most people need little or no treatment after a course of accutane. The brand "accutane" has been dropped and replaced by generic isotretinoin. ...Read more

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I am takin doxycycline hyclate but i av been given isoterion(accutane), can i take both or i av to eliminate one?

Eventually you will.: You are being Treated for Cystic Acne or Acne Vulgaris with Accutane. This is very specialized treatment and your Dermatologist must have explained to you the potential side effects of it. Please follow her/his advise. This one is a short course of 6 months or so. You should be alb to get off Accutane after that. ...Read more

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Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Currently taking doxycycline but it's not improving.Heard many conflicting success stories & horror stories of Accutane.Are the side-effects true?

Side effects: The reason companies list the side effects is because they happened on their drug. Will they happen to everyone? No. Could they? Yes. Talk to your doctor about what may be the next step for your acne. ...Read more

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After a total of 10 months of doxycycline and topicals i still have some acne. Will it eventually go away by itself or should i go for Accutane?

After a total of 10 months of doxycycline and topicals i still have some acne. Will it eventually go away by itself or should i go for Accutane?

Acne: Cystic acne responds best to Accutane. Some individuals may require long-term use of doxycycline or topical creams for acne. You may be less likely to get breakouts issue get older. Be patient. ...Read more

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Im 20 I was prescribed accutane but my acne is mild/moderate, i previously tried doxycycline and a topical antibiotic IS there anything else i can try?

Im 20 I was prescribed accutane but my acne is mild/moderate, i previously tried doxycycline and a topical antibiotic IS there anything else i can try?

Acne: If it is the deep hormonal type acne around the chin, mouth, nose, and middle forehead area- the only topical that I have seen work is a product from Europe called Juvases teens. It works by inhibiting the action of the hormone on the sebaceous gland so it never erupts in the first place. Also - an excellent gentle scrub is important as well. I like Mandelac acid scrub, professional strength. ...Read more

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Is accutane something I should look into for acne? Im taking birth control and doxycycline and I'm not sure if these both are working.

Is accutane something I should look into for acne? Im taking birth control and doxycycline and I'm not sure if these both are working.

Severe acne?: Accutane is indicated for severe non responsive to other treatments type acne. Of course, you must remain on your secure contraceptive method as Accutane can cause birth defects in unintended pregnancies. Check with your Dermatologist to receive all the "Yays and Nays" of the medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

Same medication: Both are isotretinoin. Accutane is the name of the original Isotretinoin in the us. Roaccutane is a name that is used in europe and other places. ...Read more

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How much of a difference is there in Accutane remission rates between 120mg/kg cumulatively and 150mg/kg?

Accutane: No data on that specific question. The usual initial dose of 1 mg/kg/day for 20 weeks would be 140 mg/kg and cures about 50% of patients. The other 50% need a second course of 2mg/kg/day for an additional 20 weeks to effect a cure. Treatment at these doses requires weekly monitoring by your doctor and weekly blood tests to watch closely for adverse side effects. ...Read more

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What's the difference in taking Accutane 2 times a day(2x40mg), breakfast and dinner instead of just taking once a day at dinner ?

What's the difference in taking Accutane 2 times a day(2x40mg), breakfast and dinner instead of just taking once a day at dinner ?

Below: Accutane has a fairly long half-life so it shouldn’t hurt if patients fit the dosage schedule to their lifestyle. (Drugs with long half-lives do not need to be taken in split doses to maintain adequate blood levels). Taking large single doses can cause indigestion (hence warning on label to take with or after food), so if you want to take it as a single dose with a meal, fine. If it causes indigestion, split into two doses. ...Read more

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Hi... I want to know if isotretinoin, isotroin and Accutane are same.. if they are different then please mention their differences and its uses... ?

Differences/uses: My best advice is for you to go online and look up the information regarding the above three meds. Go to the articles that are specifically designed for patients not doctors. If you have trouble going through this please drop me a line and i will try and help you some more. ...Read more

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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Doxycycline (Definition)

It's an antibiotic that belongs in the ...Read more