Users' questions

What happens if you take expired Accutane?

What happens if you take expired Accutane?

If you take this medicine after the expiry date has passed, it may not work as well. If you are not sure if you should start taking Roaccutane, contact your doctor. Do not give Roaccutane to children. Roaccutane may be associated with slowing of growth when used in children before puberty.

How long does Accutane treatment last?

A treatment course of isotretinoin capsules usually lasts for 16 to 24 weeks (around 4 to 6 months). Acne will normally keep improving for up to 8 weeks after stopping treatment. Most people have clear skin after that time, but a few will need another round of treatment.

Can I take isotretinoin forever?

“At regular doses, it’s a lifetime cure in the majority of people who take it, which can be truly life-changing for anyone with persistent severe acne.”

Why Accutane is bad for you?

Accutane (isotretinoin) is prescribed to treat severe, difficult to control acne. Common side effects can include dry skin, chapped lips, vision issues, and joint pain. The more serious, severe side effects of isotretinoin include birth defects, mental health problems, and stomach issues.

How old was I when I started Accutane?

Back when I was 14, I started to get spots.  By the age of 15, it was full-blown acne.  I had acne on my face, chest, back and even got it on my upper arms and shoulders. If that wasn’t bad enough (and, trust me, it was) I seemed to be the only one in my high school suffering from it.

When to take a vacation from Accutane treatment?

Taking a vacation from Accutane treatment for 3 weeks out of the month results in relapses soon after the drug is discontinued. The reality is, however, that many people take Accutane on an intermittent or occasional schedule even though their doctors tell them to take it every day.

How often do you have to take Accutane for relapse?

They were given either a regular dosage of Accutane, a low dose, or intermittent Accutane treatment, taking Accutane only one week per month. In the regular dosage group, 12% relapsed when they were taken off the drug. In the low-dose group, 18% relapsed after being taken off the drug.

Is it better to take 30 mg of Accutane a day?

These results are consistent with the results of a study of the 30 mg daily dosage conducted in Germany in the 1990’s. German researchers found that about 1/3 of patients given 30 mg of Accutane a day instead of 40 mg of Accutane a day needed a second course of treatment, on average a little under 8 months after they first came off the drug.

Can a 13 year old boy take Accutane?

Can someone please explain what will probably happen to a 13 year old boy on accutane? Accutane can be a good medicine for acne symptoms. I would recommend it as a last resort but I do want to warn you that it carries a heavy suicide risk.

Who are the unlucky people who took Accutane?

Stefan – a young man from England – is one of those unlucky people. Note that before he took the drug, he never thought anything bad could happen him. Like most of us, he assumed he was invincible. It was sad stories like his that made me decide when I had severe acnethat taking Accutane just wasn’t worth the risk.

Taking a vacation from Accutane treatment for 3 weeks out of the month results in relapses soon after the drug is discontinued. The reality is, however, that many people take Accutane on an intermittent or occasional schedule even though their doctors tell them to take it every day.

They were given either a regular dosage of Accutane, a low dose, or intermittent Accutane treatment, taking Accutane only one week per month. In the regular dosage group, 12% relapsed when they were taken off the drug. In the low-dose group, 18% relapsed after being taken off the drug.