Is Accutane better than Sotret? and why do we initially breakout from it?
i just started sotret for a week and a half now.. and my acne is a nightmare. it has never been this bad in my life, i have it all over my cheeks jawline and chin. is that normal? i really hope this medication works.
Asked by Nancy Maharrey 3 months ago.
Sotret is a generic form of Accutane, chemically identical to Accutane. Both are isotretinoin. So, Accutane is not better. Yes, it is typical to have a breakout as you initiate/begin therapy with isotretinoin because it is literally shrinking the oil glands and increasing the rate at which the skin sheds cells. This forces immature acne which was already under the skin to come to the surface. This should be resolve within a couple of weeks or so. Accutane/Sotret/Isotretinoin improves acne in virtually every patient who takes it, although it doesn't cure it in all cases. In cases where acne does return later, it doesn't come back as severe or as intense, and a second course of therapy can be considered. Your dermatologist/physician should be able to answer any other questions at your next follow-up appointment. Answered by Natosha Everroad 3 months ago.
My doctor advise me to take 2 tabs after meals of this sotret 20mg..what does this mean?
Asked by Hope Marden 3 months ago.
dabingski - Sotret (isotretinoin) is usually taken for 15-20 weeks, twice daily with food or as directed by your doctor. Food helps increase absorption of this medication into your bloodstream. Take this drug with a full glass of water, and do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking it.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Your acne may worsen during the first few days of taking this drug, and it may take up to 1-2 months before you notice the full benefit of this medication. If severe acne returns, a second course of treatment may be started after you have stopped taking the drug for 2 months. The manufacturer does not recommend long-term use of isotretinoin. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Answered by Vida Westad 3 months ago.
It means that you need to have food in your stomach when you take this med. Answered by Carlo Tenenbaum 3 months ago.
For how many days i take sotret 20mg?
Asked by Olen Doggett 3 months ago.
Sotret is a brand name to generic name Isotretinoin for severe acne taken up to 15 to 20 weeks . P.S. take care when you are suspicious about pregnancy because that medication cause fetal abnormalities . Answered by Muriel Askey 3 months ago.
Is accutane the best type of acne medication? Are the generic brands like sotret not work as well?
I've been breaking out for 1 1/2 years now and my dermatologist recommended almost everything to me and it only made my skin worse i think. now i have acne scars and my skin is fair and it makes the blemishes much more noticeable. Finally my dermatologist recommended accutane for me, but my pharmacy didnt have...
Asked by Belinda Felicione 3 months ago.
I've been breaking out for 1 1/2 years now and my dermatologist recommended almost everything to me and it only made my skin worse i think. now i have acne scars and my skin is fair and it makes the blemishes much more noticeable. Finally my dermatologist recommended accutane for me, but my pharmacy didnt have it and gave me sotret (a generic brand) instead. Does it not work as well as accutane? Answered by Rupert Grosser 3 months ago.
Generics, like Sotret, are the same as Accutane. They are the same drug, Isotretinoin, but the actual "Accutane" was the original drug, so it costs a LOT more. The drug company that developed Accutane was allowed to produce it exclusively for a given number of years, and then other drug companies were allowed to distribute it as well. This allows it to be sold at a much lower price. Unless the doctor checks the "DAW" box (dispense as written), the pharmacy may substitute a generic drug. Regardless, the pharmacy cannot give you a drug that is chemically different than what is written on the prescription slip. The bottom line? Same drug, better price. :] Answered by Eloise Parihar 3 months ago.
Generic Acne Medication Answered by Miki Herms 3 months ago.
For the most part, the generic brands do just as good of a job as Accutane, seeing as both the brand name Accutane and the generic pills contain the same drug. However, my dermatologist claims that Claravis doesn't work quite as well as other generics do (as he has seen patients who didn't fully benefit from taking Claravis). He always puts me on Amnesteem. Answered by Donnell Bracaloni 3 months ago.
NATURAL ACNE PROTOCOL 1/ Never, ever touch your face. 2/ Use 3 facecloths to wash your face, one to soap on, one to soap off with very hot water, one to rinse off with ice cold water, in that order, once a day. 3/ If you are under 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A once a day with a full meal 4/ If you are over 18 take 5,000 IU of vitamin A twice a day with a full meal. Do not get pregnant while taking vitamin A. Do not take any more, like Accutane, it will stop you growing. 5/ Never, ever. pick, squeeze or pop your spot. Read number 1 again. 6/ Do this for 90 days. 7/ Invest in a brand new pillow and 2 new or more pillow cases to ï¿½double bag' your pillow. HOT wash every couple of days. Source: A bit of advice given to me as a teenager, a bit of science as I am studying allergic reactions and vitamin A is a part of that. A bit of research: I sat in a lecture at the back and watched the acne prone pick at their faces, those with the worse acne touched their faces 32 times in an hour, the clearest complexions didn't touch their faces even once. I have circumstantial evidence that acne is the result of dermatophyte transfer from hands to face...where it does not get washed off and is well fed by hormones, sweat a nd oil...just a hypothesis... But it would explain why vitamin A is so effective as vitamin causes skin to remove dermatophytes. The secret is never to touch the spots Tips on how to treat acne and achieve perfect clear skin in as little as 7 days? Answered by Millard Semple 3 months ago.
accutane type acne medication generic brands sotret work Answered by Dale Rux 3 months ago.
accutane is the ONLY medication that gets rid of acne. nothing else CURES it. Answered by Cristen Tienda 3 months ago.
Acutaine or Sotret?
I have taken it and ya they are the same thing but can have different names on them which is why i put both names in the question, i want to know if other people continued to get breakouts after their cycle was over.
Asked by Lon Littrell 3 months ago.
I'm in my last month of it and ya it really really works. BTW Sotret is a brand of Acutene they are the same medications. Answered by Mirta Wubbena 3 months ago.
These are the same thing. Sotret is just a different name for Accutane. Therefore, they will both work the same. Answered by Kenda Primiano 3 months ago.
Why is Accutane (Sotret) being taken off the market?
I have been taken Sotret (Accutane) for 3 months. I went to the pharmacy to pick up the meds and they said Sotret is being taken off the market. I still have 2 months left and no pills left. Is it safe to continue on Sotret? Are there any other alternatives that work? I am so lost, any answers would be appreciated.
Asked by Maybell Lalor 3 months ago.
There are quite a few other generic accutane's out there. I have not heard anything about sotret being taken off the market...and i normally keep up with that stuff. Not to mention i did a search and nothing came up. There might be a chance that your pharm might not want to stock it anymore because they do not sell a lot of it. I took it for almost 8 months a few years back and it worked wonders and i had NO bad side effects...well except for the outrageously dry skin Answered by Fairy Sharr 3 months ago.
Ok so here goes i starting taking sotret the generic version of accutane about three weeks ago for severely?
oily skin and what i would consider moderate acne mainly in the chin area, after 5 years of Solodyn and various topicals that of course never really helped but here is my question , How long and to what degree will your skin purge out impuritys?I was fine up until about day 15 things were great the oil completely...
Asked by Freddy Traub 3 months ago.
oily skin and what i would consider moderate acne mainly in the chin area, after 5 years of Solodyn and various topicals that of course never really helped but here is my question , How long and to what degree will your skin purge out impuritys?I was fine up until about day 15 things were great the oil completely gone and then to my surprise a mountain of pimples in the chin area and white heads and black heads purging like crazy i think my DERM put me on a high dose considering I only weigh about 135 80MG per day is that normal and has anyone had the same experience any feed back would help..??????? Answered by Benton Riddlebarger 3 months ago.
I don't think that 80 mgs is super high, I just finished my last dose of Sotret 2 months ago. I was was on 60 mgs but I weigh a little over 100, and am kinda sensitive to meds. Your derm is a specialist, I am sure they know what they are doing, it is a pretty common treatment. I haven't had a pimple since I finished my last dose, I am so happy with my skin now. The only thing that sucked about it was the dry lips. The MDs tell you all about it before hand, but it isn't your average dry lips, my lips would peel and peel and peel off my face. Nothing works to curb it other than this ointment called Aquaphor, look into it, it was my savior. Answered by Renay Jara 3 months ago.
Well accutane does that, it will take 40-50 days for those acne to go away. Besides did you know chin acne is due to hormonal imbalance especially during periods and overloaded toxic liver combined with all medicine you were taking for years and not sure if you continued eating beef and pork which only adds misery to your skin. 80MG per day for 135pounds seems to high to start with, usually doctor starts with low dosage and up's it depending on the response. The maximum number of months a doctor would extend your course of accutane is 6 - 7 months and minimum 5months. Answered by Allene Myren 3 months ago.
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I'am on accutane (Sotret).can i take a paracetamol tablet without consulting my doc?
this is my third month of taking Sotret (20 mg).I feel like am goin to catch a bad cold..and i got muscle ache too so i was wondering if i can pop a paracetamol (cold tablet) for prevention.
Asked by Luther Pepe 3 months ago.
Im on roaccutane at the moment (same as sotret). As long as it is not an antibiotic it is definately OK to take. Answered by Yong Merante 3 months ago.
why not take just plain tylenol or ibuprofen? check out this website. I would say it is ok for just plain tylenol but when all else fails call his office. Answered by Mickey Braddy 3 months ago.
Is Sotret (acne drug) less effective than other brands of Isotretinoin?
I've seen several blogs from people whose dermatologists prescribe Sotret for a few months, and then Claravis to end the Isotretinoin course, as if that packs a bigger punch.I also watched a vlog from 2009 wherein a dermatologist claimed Sotret had been discovered to not contain standardized dosage of the...
Asked by Clorinda Rieth 3 months ago.
I've seen several blogs from people whose dermatologists prescribe Sotret for a few months, and then Claravis to end the Isotretinoin course, as if that packs a bigger punch. I also watched a vlog from 2009 wherein a dermatologist claimed Sotret had been discovered to not contain standardized dosage of the actual drug, and so many people had to repeat treatment. Answered by Steven Zummo 3 months ago.
From my point of view, I"ve been prescribing Sotret for a few years now, and have not seen any difference in efficacy from what I am used to seeing when prescribing Accutane or Clarivis or Amnesteem. Answered by Shakia Oregel 3 months ago.
Does Sotret (accutane generic) really works?
I have been on Sotret - the Accutane generic for 3 full months now. I was expecting my skin to be 80% better but I would say it is only 50% better. Does anyone have previous experience with it? Does it really work?
Asked by Tamesha Schaub 3 months ago.
Yes, it really works. Give it some more time. Answered by Mara Lipkovitch 3 months ago.
For the most part, the generic brands do just as good of a job as Accutane, seeing as both the brand name Accutane and the generic pills contain the same drug. However, my dermatologist claims that Claravis doesn't work quite as well as other generics do (as he has seen patients who didn't fully benefit from taking Claravis). He always puts me on Amnesteem. Answered by Stacee Malagon 3 months ago.