Biotin and Accutane ?
Hey ! So i was wondering if anyone knows if it okay to take biotin while taking Accutane ? Thank you !
Asked by Melva Admire 6 months ago.
I did not take it while I was on accutane but I know a lot of people who did and it helped them out. Nothing bad happened to them. I upped my protein intake instead and it worked the same I think. Answered by Georgine Dearin 6 months ago.
no it is absolutely certain that you must not take any tablet while on accutane, serious damage can occur in the brain! Answered by Kristine Thobbs 6 months ago.
does accutane really work for severe acne? and how bad are the side effects?
Asked by Ida Keezer 6 months ago.
"Accutane is the only drug that has the potential to clear severe acne permanently after one course of treatment. (See "Why Acne Forms, and How Accutane Knocks It Out.") One course, which is typically five months, results in prolonged remission of acne in up to 85 percent of patients. A member of a class of drugs known as retinoids, Accutane is highly effective. But it doesn't work for everyone, and some patients need more than one course of treatment. Dr. Harper took a second course of Accutane one year after the first and has been free of severe acne ever since, now only occasionally using a topical medication. No other acne medicine works as well for severe acne. Patients generally have to keep using other medications because they only suppress acne temporarily. But as powerful as Accutane can be in improving patients' lives, its adverse effects can be just as powerful. The drug is known to cause miscarriage and severe birth defects. Patients taking Accutane may develop potentially serious problems affecting a number of organs, including the liver, intestines, eyes, ears, and skeletal system. And some patients taking Accutane have developed serious psychiatric problems, including depression. More rarely, patients have developed suicidal behavior and killed themselves. " Answered by Gertie Caride 6 months ago.
Accutane is a miracle! And yessss it defiantly works! I had cystic acne on my cheeks and this was the only thing that completely cleared me up! I have just come of it now after 4 months and I am so happy and the most confident I have ever felt! My skin is so clear I can't stop touching it!!!!!! I recommend going on a low dose that way the only side effects u will encounter are dry lips dry ears and slight back pain but everyone who has acne must go on this drug it's a miracle! Answered by Kristel Kuna 6 months ago.
My sister took it and it worked wonders for her. But, she had already had her children and wasn't concerned with getting pregnant again--so she didn't have to worry about the birth defects. Despite that, her doctor screened her very carefully to make sure she wasn't pregnant, didn't plan on getting pregnant and was even subjected to pregnancy tests while taking it. I would not take it if you plan on getting pregnant--if you plan on it in the future do LOTS of research and question your doctor extensively about how long it stays in your system etc. My sister did not experience any other side effects from taking it. Although, I believe it can cause some nasty ones. I, again, would have a long consultation with a dermatologist and don't be afraid to ask many questions!! Answered by Princess Gilgan 6 months ago.
My sister in law had excellent results, and had made her decision to not have children long ago. If you do want children in the future, even if you just think you might want some, I would not take the Accutane, it stays in your system and can cause birth defects. Answered by Leroy Trueba 6 months ago.
Drinking on Accutane?
I'm going out with a few friends for a pretty big event in a couple of weeks, but I just started taking Accutane a few days back. My doctor didn't say anything about avoiding alcohol, so is it okay? People have said both yes and no, and I'd like a definitive answer.
Asked by Dick Elvsaas 6 months ago.
The thing with accutane is it completely tires out your liver. Your liver is working overtime to cleanse your body of the isotretinoin, that when faced with alcohol as well, it sometimes can't cope. This completely depends on your body though and how you normally react to alcohol when not on the drug comes into play as well. I'm on accutane and know lots of people that have been as well, so I think I can give you a good view of this issue. My dermatologist told me that I am fine to drink alcohol to an extent as long as I don't get drunk - which kind of ruled out the point in my view. My friend's dermatologist told him that he couldn't drink at all. I think basically the main consensus is, don't over do it and get as drunk as you like all the time. For a one off occasion, I think you'll be fine. I know a girl who on accutane would drink as heavily and frequently as she did before the prescription, and she just had an awful time. She would get drunk normally and then proceed to throw up all night, which also ruined her friends nights as well. A guy I know would just get very drunk from one bottle of beer, whereas he'd normally only feel tipsy after 3. My personal experiences with drinking on this drug have been less entertaining, I simply get sleepy drunk, no matter how much I drink I just feel lethargic and headachey and want to go to bed. There was one occassion however where I felt that I outsmarted accutane - I drank a spirit that I've never got drunk off before, therefore my body wasn't used to it, didn't know how to process it, and I ended up drunk like I used to feel when not on isotretinoin. In this case I drank a little rum and found myself getting drunk off very small amounts, so I just sipped my rum all night (probably only had about three drinks for the entire night) and I was fine, suitably drunk whilst in control and no vomiting. The occassions where I stated I didn't have good experiences with accutane and alcohol is where I was drinking vodka, wine, or jagermeister, which is what I frequently drank before my treatment. This could be bollocks but I thought it may be a little helpful to you, you can try it out. To be honest though, the best times that I've had on nights out on accutane I have been completely sober - I haven't worried about whether I'm drunk enough or how much money I'm spending, and I haven't had any hangovers. It depends on your attitude, if you sit there pissed off that your friends must be having a better time than you because they're drunk and you aren't then you do have an awful time, but if you just enjoy yourself as normal then you're really just the same as them, and you're also slightly proud that you haven't had to alter your state of consciousness to have as good a time as them. Best of luck with accutane, and I hope you succeed in finding a way of enjoying your night. Answered by Jenna Bennard 6 months ago.
Drinking On Accutane Answered by Leonia Hufnagel 6 months ago.
Accutane And Alcohol Answered by Krysten Vennes 6 months ago.
RE: Drinking on Accutane? I'm going out with a few friends for a pretty big event in a couple of weeks, but I just started taking Accutane a few days back. My doctor didn't say anything about avoiding alcohol, so is it okay? People have said both yes and no, and I'd like a definitive answer. Answered by Josie Pietropaolo 6 months ago.
okay so i have really bad acne, and its worse on my back and chest. i have tried EVERYTHING under the sun, and nothing works. i was wondering, does accutane get rid of acne on ur back and chest as well?
Asked by Dusty Rilley 6 months ago.
Dear Asker! Here are informations about Accutane Accutane Isotretinoin (trade name: Accutane) is a powerful drug used in the treatment of acne. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. It should be used for a severe, scarring acne. Is also used for acne present for many years that has not respond completely to antibiotic pills and creams. While it has many side effects, in some ways it is safer than long-term antibiotic usage. Most other acne-controlling medicines are antibacterial agents, which are effective only if used daily. Over two million people have taken this drug, so a lot is known about its safety and effectiveness Accutane is a naturally occurring derivative of vitamin A and is detectable in the bloodstream of all people. Vitamin A in large doses has the same effects as Accutane, both good and bad, but quickly becomes harmful since it builds up in the tissue. (Important: Don't take any vitamin A while on Accutane). Accutane is formed naturally in the body from the Vitamin A present in the bloodstream. This is why large amounts of Vitamin A taken during pregnancy cause the same birth defects that Accutane does. Fortunately, because it is a naturally occurring product, the body is able to quickly remove Accutane from the bloodstream. It is gone from the blood within nine days and has no lasting effect on future pregnancies. Accutane "cures" about half of those people who take it so that they never need to do anything else for acne. In the first few weeks of treatment, about one in five patients gets a little worse, and one in 500 patients gets much worse. The rest either get much better, or better for a while. There is nothing else in the world that comes close to being this effective for severe acne. The usual patient takes it for 4 to 6 months, but some need more and must be "retreated" for an additional 4 to 6 months. Taking Accutane with food increases the absorption of the medicine. The more Accutane one takes, the greater the chance of cure. Unfortunately, side effects depend on the dose as well. At the lowest doses, there are almost no side effects at all. At the highest, everyone get rather nasty side effects, which are related on the drying effects on the oil glands. The dose needs to be adjusted to strike a balance between effectiveness and side effects. Side effects that are common are listed here. Chapped lips (90%), countered by a using Vaseline or Aquaphor as a lip moisturizer, Dry skin and itching (80%) helped by frequent moisturizer creams, Dryness of nose, mild nosebleed (80%), helped by "AYR nasal gel", Irritation of the eyelids and eyes (40%), Joint and muscle pains (15%), Temporary hair thinning (10%), Rash (7%), Intestinal symptoms (5%), Urinary symptoms (5%), Headache (5%), Increased sensitivity to sun (5%), Decreased night vision (<1%), Depression, thoughts of suicide (<1%). Accutane may increase the level of blood fats, sometimes to risky levels. This reverts back to normal when the drug is stopped. Occasionally it may affect the liver. That's why regular blood tests are necessary during Accutane treatment. There is little risk of any damage if these precautions are followed. The most damaging side effect of Accutane is serious birth defects if taken during pregnancy. It is critically important for women not to take Accutane while pregnant, and not to become pregnant while taking it. Women who are, or might be, sexually active while taking Accutane must use an effective method of birth control, of which the birth control pill is the most effective. Birth control pills do rarely fail, so an additional method of birth control such as a condom for the male partner or a spermicidal foam or sponge is also needed. Because the birth defects caused by Accutane are so serious, it's important not to share the pills with others. Some people develop headaches while on Accutane. These respond to Advil or Tylenol. If a persistent headache develops while on Accutane, the medication should be stopped and the physician notified. Accutane has been reported to cause depression and thoughts of suicide, though a recent study has not shown any correlation. Extremely vigorous exercise should be avoided, as muscle aches can develop. Hope that may help you! Good luck! Answered by Nubia Oceguera 6 months ago.
Yes very strong, you need blood test weekly, your trigycerides can shoot way up if not monitered, and the fact that your a woman, having babies is out of the question, but you already know that i guess. But let me say that my sister took accutane and years later she now has 2 healthy kids. I've personally never had symptoms of depression, just my cholesterol shot up high. Your skin dries everywhere...and I mean everywhere. It works really good. I couldnt find a zit anywhere. I don't know about getting worse before better cause I was bad and couldnt tell. I'm glad I used it, no regrets, only regret is not using it sooner. Blood work is just taking taking samples, no big deal. But it should be treated as a last choice. To me, it was a life changing decision for the better. Good luck. Answered by Loraine Belfy 6 months ago.
To answer your question, yes it does get rid of acne on your chest, back and neck too. And with this drug, remember to expect terrible side effects in the short term but brilliant results in the long term (3 to 12 months). FOR PEOPLE UNFORTUNATE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THE USA (jokes... but not really ^_^): make sure you can afford this drug and the contributing appointments/check-ups if you live in the USA because it is VERY dangerous to suddenly stop taking it. Answered by Latoyia Demarzio 6 months ago.
yes, accutane will get rid of any acne....its usually a last resort drug...have you tried anitbotics yet? Answered by Erminia Devargas 6 months ago.
Breaking out after accutane?
I started breaking out again like one or2 weeks ago... a month after finishing accutane. Im scared..... anyone else have had his? Will it go away?
Asked by Wesley Evanski 6 months ago.
Accutane is a highly controversial drug yet incredibly remains the industry standard for severe acne. Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG, manufacturer of Accutane, has spent most of this century in court defending itself against lawsuits from people whose health has been irreparably damaged by this menacing drug. Roche has lost six out of six lawsuits and was recently ordered to pay $25.16 million in damages to an Accutane user who developed inflammatory bowel disease as a result of the drug. Due to generic competition and the exorbitant cost of defending personal injury lawsuits, Roche stopped selling the drug in June 2009. However, the generic form of Accutane (isotretinoin) is equally deadly and remains available in the marketplace under the names Claravis, Sotret and Amnesteem. More than two million people have taken Accutane, despite the fact that it is known to cause depression, suicide, inflammatory bowel disease, and 100 percent guarantee of birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. In 2004, brain scans showed that people taking Accutane suffer a 21 percent decrease in frontal brain activity, the part of the brain that plays a critical role in mood and social interaction. These brain changes may explain the depression, suicidal and aggressive behavior, and psychotic reactions reported by some Accutane users. Is reducing your acne worth that? Why don't you get rid of your acne once and for all using natural methods that do not harm your body? Do you think acne is a drug deficiency? Do you think it is happening because you are healthy and just unlucky or some genetic defect? You need to see a nutritional therapist and stop with the drug solutions that do not CURE ANYTHING! good luck to you Answered by Buddy Cowdrey 6 months ago.
"For years zits signs had been handled with robust medicines as their most effective option. The issues with drug medication, nevertheless, are the widespread and hazardous facet results they produce. "Standard clinical medication has interested in suppressing signs, with 3 ranges of successively extra dicy drug cures. The final result of this medication is a internet-terrible. The signs is also so suppressed so the man or woman notices outcome for a interval of time. But ultimately, those medicines honestly make the situation worse." Accutane (isotretinoin), an oral treatment used to regard extreme nodulocystic zits, is the nearest factor we have got to an zits "remedy." But it does include a bunch of feasible facet results. Before establishing Accutane medication, be most likely targeted you appreciate those facet results. Dryness of the Skin and Mucus Membranes Because Accutane shrinks the sebaceous glands, just about every body who takes it is going to revel in dry epidermis to a few measure. Your epidermis would possibly flake or peel, your lips would possibly get chapped, and your eyes and within the nostril would think dry. To fight dry epidermis or the situation you're experiencing, you're going to have to use a moisturizer day-to-day. Your favourite gentle lotion might not be moisturizing ample for the duration of your Accutane medication. Try a extra emollient cream. As lengthy as it's categorised noncomedogenic, you should not have got to fear approximately it clogging your pores. For lips and the epidermis within the nostril, take a look at making use of a salve like petroleum jelly. Answered by Weston Rinderer 6 months ago.
Should I take Accutane ?
I'm 16 almost 17, have moderate severe acne, have tried antiobiotics and they helped my skin but never really cleared it. I want to try Accutane but I'm scared about the side effects, however, I never experienced any side effects while on antibiotics so does this mean i might not have severe side effects if...
Asked by Isadora Camerino 6 months ago.
I'm 16 almost 17, have moderate severe acne, have tried antiobiotics and they helped my skin but never really cleared it. I want to try Accutane but I'm scared about the side effects, however, I never experienced any side effects while on antibiotics so does this mean i might not have severe side effects if I were to take Accutane ? Thanks Answered by Jonnie Reigel 6 months ago.
I have taken Accutane but I was 29 years old at the time. I don't know if age makes a difference, but I do know that everyone has a different reaction to it. I have two teenage cousins who took it as well. One had great results, the other ended up in hospital with liver failure. I can tell you my experience if that will help your decision making. I also had moderate to severe acne, which started when I was about 24 years old. I tried a bunch of OTC products (clearasil, clean and clear, neutrogena, you name it and I've used it). I also used ProActive and have been on antibiotics, had facials every month (cost TONS of money) and did some chemical peels. Needless to say, nothing worked. So after five years of trying all the alternatives, I decided to give Accutane a try. I did A LOT of research, knew all the risks and took every precaution. The most important things you need to be aware of are that Accutane can cause severe liver damage and if you become pregnant it can cause such severe damage to your baby that you might need to abort it. You MUST take every precaution NOT to become pregnant. These are the side effects I experienced throughout my treatment, which lasted about 7 months: - severe dryness of skin, mouth, eyes. Drink LOTS of water (about 3 liters a day) and use a good moisturizer, lip balm and eye drops. - extreme sensitivity to the sun. Avoid sun exposure at all costs and use a strong sunblock if you really need to be out in the sun. I once got a sunburn while on the meds and actually got scabs from the burn. - occasional blurry vision. That only happened a few times. Other than that I was fine. I had blood test to check my liver every month, that is VERY important. DId it work? Well, initially it got 10 times worse. I wanted to quit several times, but talking to people on online forums helped me through it. Most people will experience a worsening of their acne the first couple of months, you have to be aware of that. It really does get BAD. But then, after about 5 months, it suddenly began clearing and by the end of the treatment my face was as soft and clear as a baby's bottom. HOWEVER, a year later, right before my wedding, there it was again. I don't know if the stress of the wedding is what caused the return, but it freaked me out. I had gone through all that for a mere year of clear skin?? I decided I was not going to take Accutane again and bought Neutrogena's Advanced Solutions kit. I have been using that religiously for about a month and my skin is once again pretty clear. Not 100%, but good enough that it looks practically flawless when I wear makeup. That was my experience with Accutane, I hope it helps you make a decision. I would really exhaust all my options before trying this drug, because it is pretty rough on your body and if you do not have the discipline to take care of yourself during the treatment if can really wreak havoc on you. Alternatively, you might want to try going on the contraceptive pill. That is the only other thing that has ever cleared up my skin. Unfortunately it causes blinding migraines for me, so I can't take it. Also, I have recently been doing research on weight loss online and came across a product called Lipovox, that is supposed to be great against acne as well. I have not used it but it sounds really good. Check it out. www.lipovox.com Good luck! (sorry for the LONG story) Answered by Elizebeth Woleslagle 6 months ago.
I honestly don't think antibiotics, birth controls, and things of that nature do anything for anyone. I've tried all of them. I'd say take the accutane, it works for almost everyone i'm about a month and a half into treatment. Good luck, be patient. Sadly you can't just get accutane as a woman, you need two negative pregnancy tests 30 days apart to begin it. It's all done in a time frame as well. Sounds complicated but no worries, you'll be able to do it. Answered by Aiko Polo 6 months ago.
Dry and/or greasy skin due to poor oil composition of the skin. Thick greasy oils clog pores, lack of oil leads to dryness and irritation. You need thin oils to moisturize while dissolving and clearing gunk in your poors. Try fish oil or seafood. 2 tsp fish oil a day or 4 servings of seafood a week. Stick it out for at least 2 months; it will take a long time to replace all your oil. Any effect after 1-2 days is temporary or random; so even if it makes you break out a little at first, you haven't given it a full try yet. In the short term you can wash and moisturize well, but that will only go so far. Plus excessive washing can be drying and excessive moisturizing can be clogging. Use a small amount of a light moisturizer, made with oil not jelly or grease. Often that means soybean oil or mineral oil. Mineral oil means mined from the ground. So soybean oil is usually better, though mineral oil won't cause too much harm. Clean with soap and water, not a harsh acne cleanser. Even then they only work so well. So you really need the seafood. Antibiotics aren't really good for bacteria long term, they'll come back in force after. Short term they may help. After you get off them find some kefir with acidophilus listed first or 2nd to replace the friendly bacteria they destroyed. Studies show less illness when you have these bacteria, even outside the stomach in places such as the lungs and elsewhere. You want friendly bacteria to fill the void when the antibiotics stop, not harmful ones. In the short term you might also try 100,000+ iu retinol vitamin A (a megadose, and too much for normal use) or one of the acne drugs that is similar to retinol vitamin A. It's some minor harm to your organs, but it helps against bacteria on your skin. At least it doesn't have the other long term drawbacks to your skin that antibiotics and many scrubs do. If you would like to learn how to treat your acne permanently and regain your health and wellbeing, without drugs, without typical acne treatments, and without any side effects, then this will be the most important letter you will ever read. Weird Trick Forces Your Body To Eliminate Your Acne Giving You Beautiful Clear Skin In 30-60 Days? Make sure your sound is turned on! Answered by Courtney Flesher 6 months ago.
Accutane is only when your acne is worse. I just went to my dermatologist today and my older sister. Her acne is probably alot worse than yours. Hers is inflammed, has darks spots that has been there for years and it's not getting any better. Our dermatologist told her that if Dorex does not work on her then she can take Accutane. Four to five months of Accutane treatment usually leads to clearing of acne. It is a potent medication that is very effective for nearly all types of breakouts. Accutane is needed for moderate to severe acne that has failed other treatments. Unfortunately, side effects depend on the dose also. At the lowest doses, there are almost no side effects at all. At the highest, everyone get rather nasty side effects. The dose need to be adjusted to strike a balance between effectiveness and side effects. Accutane may increase the level of blood fats, sometimes to risky levels. Occasionally it may affect the liver. That's why regular blood tests are necessary when you are taking Accutane. Other side effects are : Chapped lips Dry skin and itching Headache Answered by Amalia Smitley 6 months ago.
I'm supposed to be starting it next month, and I know about all the side effects, but I'm curious to know how quick you see results? Some people said in less than 2 weeks. If you have any other info, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Asked by Leontine Hoehl 6 months ago.
Accutane is a vitamin A derivative used in severe case of acne to reduce sebum production. It is the strongest treatment of acne avaiable today. The side effects like dry lips can easily be countered by using lip gloss and that's not a problem at all. As for hyperlipidemia, u will not get it if ur dermatologist monitor ur blood lipid level from time to time.I'm sure he will do that. Some side effects have no concrete evidence, such as suicidal tendencies. I assure u that while i was taking Accutane i have no desire at all to kill myself! Having acne that doesn't seem to go away makes u wanna kill urself more then while taking the drug. One thing, pregnancy must be avoided while taking accutane as accutane can cause severe birth defects. But that does not mean u cannot get pregnant for life, the effect is temporary. The effect can be seen in 2 weeks. Less sebum produced will reduce ur acne significantly. The effect will be greater if u take accutane together with antibiotics. Over the counter drugs doesn't have effect on severe acne. Accutane is the best and will sure give some results! Answered by Tad Dalzell 6 months ago.
Can't provide you info on accutane, but I can tell you I used tetracylcine. I never had good results, and then tried Proactiv. This product worked better than 4 of the medications given to me by my dermatologist. Something to consider before trying accutane. I know this drug is supposed to be really strong. Good luck either way. I attached a webpage discussing the info you need to know about accutane, in easy read form. Answered by Tarsha Degrande 6 months ago.
A Question about Accutane?
Hello, I'm thinking about taking accutane. I have taking doxycycline for the past two years. It got rid of the whiteheads that hurt, but it never got rid of my acne. Now I've stopped because the last bottle ran out, and now considering accutane.Is it really that serious to take this medication? I've...
Asked by Diane Sinton 6 months ago.
Hello, I'm thinking about taking accutane. I have taking doxycycline for the past two years. It got rid of the whiteheads that hurt, but it never got rid of my acne. Now I've stopped because the last bottle ran out, and now considering accutane. Is it really that serious to take this medication? I've read so much about it. And they say it's a very serious drug. I'm not a girl, so I don't worry about the pregnancy issue, but they say you have to take blood pressure and other stuff. Anyone know? Does it really work? Answered by Emelina Jimmison 6 months ago.
Accutane is a serious last resort drug for people with severe acne. So, if your acne is severe (cysts, nodules, etc.), your dermatologist would probably prescribe it to you. You would need to get monthly blood tests done when taking Accutane to monitor triglyceride and AST levels. If these get too high, you will have to be taken off the drug. Accutane is a very powerful drug, and there are several potential severe side-effects that can occur, although they are rare. Before I began taking Accutane, I had painful, severe acne. I couldn't even wash my face in the shower because the water from the showerhead hurt my face. Also, I would wake up with blood and pus stains on my sheets from tossing and turning in my sleep. I'm now on my fourth month of the drug and I'm almost clear, I just have a few tiny whiteheads on my cheeks. I'm very pleased with the results. From what you describe, it doesn't sound like you have severe acne since you only mention whiteheads. If that's the case, you're not going to get Accutane. However, you could try something other than or along with the doxycycline. Topical retinoids are often effective on mild and moderate acne. Some examples of a topical retinoid are Retin-A Micro, Tazorac, Epiduo, and Differin. If you do have severe acne, however, I would definitely recommend Accutane. Good luck clearing your acne. Answered by Delorse Sneller 6 months ago.
I had horrible acne in my early teens that really didn't respond to any treatment. One summer of Accutane took care of about 90% of the problem. It is a very, very strong prescription and you must follow your dermatologist's instructions to a T. I had to have blood tests every few weeks while I was on it, for example. This was back in 1992 and I think that new concerns have emerged since then and that there might be intermediate options that weren't available 17 years ago so that might be worth investigating too. In sum, Accutant worked brilliantly for me but it is a hard core treatment. Answered by Idell Kosuta 6 months ago.
Years ago my older brother took it. Yes it works, but you can't just take it once and stop or the acne comes back. He took it for a while then stopped and it really helped. With him he had really dry skin and his tone was kinda reddish. He used to wear sun block all the time. But he says it was worth it. He had seriously acne though, if you just have normal acne with breakouts once in a while I wouldn't recommend it, it is some powerful stuff. Best of luck. Answered by Estela Rogness 6 months ago.
Yes it works for serious acne, but it does carry some side effects and some risks. Answered by Ingeborg Reaux 6 months ago.