Accutane for guys

Common Questions and Answers about Accutane for guys


Avatar f tn My acne just got worse so i was put on accutane for 2 months and it cleared my skin. By that time i was 17 years old . After two months i started getting pimples again . So for a month and a half i had antibiotics again but they were completely not responsive. My acne got worse than ever before. I did not have systic acne but it was pretty bad . I had big red stubborn pimples all over my cheeks . At 17 and a half i was put on accutane again and the course lasted for six months .
Avatar f tn thanks for the responses guys!!
Avatar n tn They continue to get worse until I have to quit taking Accutane for about 2 weeks, then they finally go away. When I start Accutane again, they come back about 3 weeks later and keep getting worse until I have to quit again. The spots are mostly underneath the skin, but then come out like a rash with small bumps. This only occurs on my face. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening so that I can take Accutane continuously?
Avatar n tn This worked great for me as accutane did help and then came back 3 years later. If you want more info on what I use I'd be glad to help as its has really worked and ive seen it with others too Its also improved my well being.
Avatar m tn 25 first 6months, 0.5 mg for one year and 1 mg for 1 year till today), In october 2016 my derm put me on accutane 10 mg and minoxiline(100mg) for treating my mild acne, I had been drinking heavily for 5 days before starting my accutane course, 10 days into the course, I started to have Gyno(Unilateral, right breast with a movable tender lump), I dropped accutane and minoxiline and also propecia after 23 days.
Avatar f tn Hi Guys!!! Help me please.. I am 21 years old. I have started using Accutane pills 30 mg. per day since two months ago. In third month I started feeling joint pains in my body. My joints were not bruised or swelled but there was a pain. While my body had a pain. Thats why I went to the doctor and some analysis were taken .Results of ANA( antinuclear antibody) was quite high (1 per 640).Doctor said that I can be a drug induced lupus.
996490 tn?1251864870 I'm curious, has anyone ever had accutane or other acne meds covered by insurance? I'm looking to go to a dermatologist soon and I'm afraid they will prescribe me accutane again but even the generic is expensive, so I just want to know if anyone has gotten insurance to cover some of the cost?
Avatar n tn One course of accutane results in long-term remission for about 80% of patients. 20% of patients have to take a second or third course. I have taken accutane twice if you want to talk about it.
Avatar f tn Great product for this problem is aquaphor...
Avatar m tn What you are having are side effects of the drug Accutane and when you are taking Accutane, you should avoid going out in the sun. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Hi. Oral antibiotics are widely prescribed for acne and are generally well tolerated. Most people can take this type of medicine without problems. Oral antibiotics can cause nausea or diahorrea, especially at the start of treatment. Discontinue use if you have signs of a serious allergic reaction (hives, rash, swelling of the tongue or fingers, closing of the airways). There is no way of knowing how a medication you have not taken before will effect you.
Avatar n tn Hi. The usual starting dose for Accutane is between 0.5 and 1 mg/ kg bodyweight / day. 90lbs is 40kg (same as me, tiny!). I started on 20mg per day then went up to 40mg so don't worry. Are you naturally petite or do you have any other health problems? Do you have regular periods? Being underweight can lead to hormonal imbalance which can worsen acne. I take Dianette (Diane35) to correct the androgen imbalance and heal acne. Do you eat well?
Avatar m tn No mention of Accutane associated with hypothyroidism. Good thing you only took the drug for three days.
Avatar f tn Hello there, Im a 26 years old and may be 4 - 6 weeks pregnant. I have done a couple of home pregnancy test which all tested positive. My OB/Gyn appointment is not until next week. My husband is currently taking Accutane and had been on the medication for 4 months and counting. I've read that while taking Accutane, women are strictly advised against getting pregnant as it causes serious birth defects. Is it the same case for man taking Accutane?
Avatar n tn Acne inversa is another name for hidradenitis suppurativa. but that condition primarily affects the armpits and sometimes the groin, not the buttocks. So it's hard for me to answer your questions without knowing for sure what you have. Have any cultures for bacteria been done? Biopsies? It is true that Accutane doesn't work very well for cystic diseases that aren't true acne, but nothing else does either, so a course of this drug seems reasonable.
Avatar m tn I know there are some laser treatments that can be done to heal acne but they are expensive and not covered by insurance. As far as creams, washes etc...none have ever worked for me. I took Accutane 2 times and I now use Differin everyday to maintain my skin. Perfectly clear.
Avatar n tn A bone age is a radiological evaluation of growth plates taken for the left hand and wrist, it is compared to standards in an atlas, most commonly used is the Gruehlich and Pyle Atlas, it is very very subjective in regards to one person's interpretation versus another's. We usually never get repeat bone ages any sooner than 6 months apart, the bones just don't mature in healthy kids faster than that and you are always going to get varied readings.
Avatar m tn I have been taking accutane for 7 months now. 20 mg first month, 40 next, then 80 which is my current dose. I have a predicted one more month to go(and it has been helping). A few months ago I noticed my hair was getting thinner. I asked my doctor about it and he said he did not know anything about accutane causing hair loss. I have researched it and found that it does. I was just wondering if it is in my case.
Avatar m tn please guys help me, I need anny advice you can give me from accutane. The what to do and what not to do during the medication pros and cons, i dont know, anything that will cheer me up and be truth as well.
Avatar n tn Accutane can cause your skin to be dry for years. If your tanning after being on Accutane then this is why you get white patches. I have had eczema since 2 years old. Before Accutane I tanned 3 times a year for 1 month at a time. I use to get white patches on my face and body. After accutane I just cant tan because eczema has gotten way worse. Dry skin does weird things, and Accutane side affects take time to go away.
Avatar n tn I know its difficult, but you will only have to take Accutane for 16-24 weeks so try to reduce drinking and not smoke weed. Best Wishes. Eloise.
Avatar m tn I got worried about this, and I went back to my room where in a matter of minutes, the hyper/crazy feeling went away and I became EXTREMELY tired. I decided to stop taking the accutane. Felt exhausted for the next week and a half, but then, ironically, after a pulling an all nighter before my last final exam, I started feeling fine again. I decided to only take 40mg accutane to avoid the side effects, and I felt fine for a month until the tiredness set in.