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What Month On Accutane Did You Start To See Improvement
On accutane, period around 3 days late every month, but this month 1 day early. Feel something is stuck in throat/mild cramps/constipation. See doctor?
A few times recently, I noticed blood on tissue after BM. I don't have pain, and don't see blood after that. Can accutane do this? What should I do?
Having a blood test on monday to see if im okay to take roaccutane. Does Accutane really clear the skin?
Accutane: Yes. According to the literature, this drug is a powerful systemic drug used to treat severe inflammatory acne. Isotretinoin is classified as a retinoid, made from a synthetic form of vitamin a. Isotretinoin has become one of the most effective treatments available for patients with severe or cystic acne. About 68-72% effective. ...Read more
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 went to a dermatologist who prescribes me Accutane for acne. I've been reading up and I think that I have rosacea, would the derm see the difference?
Acne: Yes, your dermatologist can tell the difference between Rosacea and Acne having spent years in medical school and then residency training. I would recommend getting a second opinion about taking Accutane which is a chemotherapy drug with potentially dangerous side effects especially in a young female. ...Read more
I am on 80mg of Accutane a day in my 4th month and I haven't noticed much improvement and my skin isn't even dry. Is this normal in the 4th month?
I've been on Accutane now for 2 months and have seen minimal improvement. When will this medication actually work?
Most within 12 weeks: Acne can flare the first few months on isotretinoin. Most patients start to see improvement within 12 weeks. However, there are always a few patients who require a longer amount of time to see improvement. Your dermatologist will be adjusting your dose as the months progress. ...Read more
Red acne scars and spots have been on my cheeks for about 9 months, nothing changed. Got on Accutane a few months ago some improvement, what can I do?
Many options: trials: On occasion, it may take many trials of different regimens to achieve optimal improvement. You may have to avoid any surgical/exfoliative treatments for one year following cessation of accutane. Discuss your options with a dermatologist who is experienced in acne care. This may include novel and off label applications of red/blue light therapy, ipl, infrared, ala therapy, etc. Meanwhile avoid sun. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Depends upon dose but sometimes will continue to work for 6 months after last dose. Old lesions will not be resolved yet, should see a decrease of new lesions. ...Read more
Depends: Every one is different, dryness is dose related and usually peaks 3rd month. ...Read more
Is there a higher chance of relapse if you wear black hoodies/black t shirts while on accutane with sunscreen? I was on accutane for 9 months
Accutane, didn't miss dosage 1st month (30mg). Miss total six pills off/on throughout first 3 weeks of 2nd month (40 mg). Will this affect results?
No: Take with food for best result. Best results from taking each dose. The more doses you miss the more likely you will need to extend the total length of therapy. You do not give your weight. Probably you will soon be on 80mg a day. You will need to grease your lips. ...Read more
Accutane: 50% of people are cured of acne with one course of 20 weeks at a dose of 1 mg/kg and most of the rest of the people are cured with a second course of 20 weeks at a dose of 2mg/kg. Weekly blood test monitoring is important, particularly at the higher doses. By weekly blood tests you can discover any adverse effect of the medication before any harm can occur to you. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: Isotretinoin is not for the faint-hearted but if prescribed appropriately, it's a safe medication even at much higher doses if required. You've undertaken a course of treatment that's not for the faint-hearted, and you'd do well to continue and stop reading internet scare stories. It'll be a huge help to you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Just finished a month on 10mg accutane, started 20mg 2 days ago how long will it take for me to notice dryness?
Minimal at that dose: All side effects are dose related. That dose is safe and has minimal side effects. ...Read more
My son is 15. I am concerned he has been taking 40 mg per day of Accutane for 3 months. Will it stunt his growth?
Severe acne?: I am assuming he has severe acne and is followed by Dermatology. They typically treat with Accutane for 6 months at a time. I am assuming they reviewed the risks with accutane, I am not aware that Accutane will stunt your growth, and most likely at 15 he already has had his growth spurt. ...Read more
I'm on my last 4 months of accutane I still have some hiperpigmentation even after 1.4 years how can I remove them?
Options: This is common and there are a number of options. There are medications that will bleach or decrease the hyperpigmentation. There are UV/laser based treatments that are helpful as well. Time will also decrease them. I would recommend that you consult with a cosmetic dermatologist for options and treatment if this is concerning. ...Read more
What to do if I have been on Accutane for about 3 1/2 months and symptoms of Accutane for nothing. Any other advice?
Please let your: Dermatologist know about your progress or lack thereof. ...Read more
I was on accutane for 10 months. How long does it take for accutane to flush out of my system? How long should I avoid sunlight?
Are there coupons available for Accutane for people without insurance or is it possible to get samples for the first month or two?
Nope: Accutane is no longer sold in us. Only generics are available. Generic drug ousts don't give samples or coupons (dream on). But certain pharmacies offer good discounts on some medications. There are also national pharmacy card distributors that have discounts on certain drugs. Please get on the net and do the due diligence to find something for yourself. Good luck. ...Read more
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