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Is Accutane more effective for patients past their teenage years? Say in patients age 16 vs those age 20?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology

In brief: Accutane

Accutane is effective irrespective of the age of the patient.
However Accutane is a strong medicine with a number of actual and potential side effects. I find it is better to control acne with topical and oral medication in younger patients and to wait until 6 to 8 months before going away to college to treat with accutane.

In brief: Accutane

Accutane is effective irrespective of the age of the patient.
However Accutane is a strong medicine with a number of actual and potential side effects. I find it is better to control acne with topical and oral medication in younger patients and to wait until 6 to 8 months before going away to college to treat with accutane.
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