Should I take accutane?

Depends. Its hard to say without knowing more about you. However, Accutane is an exceptional medication for treating cystic acne, with marked results seen. There are unfortunately side effects as well as monitoring to be performed, so it is best to check with your doctor to determine whether or not to start.

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Should I take accutane? I've heard some really bad stories about it.

You decide. It's the definitive treatment, and often the only effective one, for severe acne. I'll assume other rx's failed. The disease is a grave personal and professional liability. If you go for a job interview with obvious acne, you're likely to be rejected as folks see it as evidence of poor self-care. Your dermatologist can get you though the worst of the experience -- but it's only for the brave. Read more...

Should I take Accutane or proactive? Which is better?

Depends on you. If you've been offered Accutane / isotretinoin, you already have a relationship with a dermatologist who thinks it is appropriate. That means you acne is bad enough that "proactive" (half-strength overpriced benzoyl peroxide) won't clear you. That's the facts. Neither meds are pleasant, but Isotretinoin is rough medicine and will work much better. Read more...

Should I take Accutane if I have bells palsy?

Accutane. Will not help bell's palsy. This condition is a weakness of the muscles which control your eyelids and facial muscles. Accutane treats acne. Read more...

When should I take accutane: right after meal or in the middle of meal?

Food and milk. You should take Accutane with food or milk. For the triglycerides level control, moderate fast food, fatty foods and/or other deep fried food. Read more...

How should I correctly take accutane?

Ask your doctor. The dose of Accutane is individualized to your weight. You avoid vitamin a or tetracycline antibiotics when taking accutane. Your doctor will prescott 1-3 pills per day depending on how much drug you need during the course of your treat, ent. Read more...
Consult with doctor. You'll need to see a doctor who prescribes Accutane and who uses the ipledge program (a government computer database designed to track proper use of the drug). You need to be evaluated and screened to see if you're a good candidate for accutane, informed of the side-effects, get appropriate labs, and then monitored while on the drug. Absolutely cannot get pregnant while on accutane. Read more...

I'm currently sick with the common cold. Should I continue to take accutane?

Yes. Shouldn't be an issue unless you add additional over the counter cold medications. Any new medications can compete for metabolic breakdown, thus causing an increase blood level in either medication. Increase in Accutane levels secondary to other medications could occur, increasing its potential side effects. Read more...

Do you think I should take Accutane over the summer, and how do the blood tests work?

Probably not. Accutane make you very sensitive to the sun and you can sunburn very easily (anytiime but that makes summer really bad). The blood tests do not help the Accutane work any better it just helps moniter the effects of the drug or if you are female ensures you are not pregnant. Read more...