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Does Accutane affect cholesterol?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology
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In brief: Sometimes

Patients who are on Accutane may notice an increase in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels during their Accutane treatment.
It is more common in those with a personal or family history. Fortunately, this usually resolves when one finishes the Accutane course. Simple things like dietary changes (high fiber diet, low fat) and reducing the Accutane dose is effective in lowering the levels.

In brief: Sometimes

Patients who are on Accutane may notice an increase in their cholesterol and triglyceride levels during their Accutane treatment.
It is more common in those with a personal or family history. Fortunately, this usually resolves when one finishes the Accutane course. Simple things like dietary changes (high fiber diet, low fat) and reducing the Accutane dose is effective in lowering the levels.
Dr. Margaret Mann
Dr. Margaret Mann
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Lipids

It can elevate cholesterol.

In brief: Lipids

It can elevate cholesterol.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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