Accutane half life

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Avatar f tn Otherwise keep with the Accutane it really works, however if you're not consistent with anything and half @ss it then nothing will work.
Avatar m tn Firstly why would acne start so late I had a great teen life but this last year has just been getting me down and secondly I have a derm appointment next week and that will mark it 16 weeks into my course and I have the biggest acne cyst I have ever had and I mean that literally. It is approximately half an inch in diametre why is this I expected my face to not get any spots especially something this big?
Avatar f tn Hi, all! In a desperate but probably useless search of a reason I have contracted Hepatitis C, I have been doing some pretty heavy research on the internet and trying to go back in my past and see where all of this began. Well, when I was in my early 20's, I was on an acne drug, called "Accutane". I recently found some articles stating that Accutane can cause hepatitis and other liver damage. Has anyone ever heard of this?
Avatar n tn Accutane has a long half life so taking a couple of short breaks will not effect the result. Accutane results in excellent or total skin clearance in 80% of patients after one course lasting 16-24 weeks. 20% of patients warrant a second or third course, and you must leave 8 weeks inbetween courses. For dry lips I recommend Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar f tn I recommend taking Accutane in divided doses to both improve absorption and reduce side effects. You're right, although Accutane has a relatively long half-life you are greatly reducing your chances of skin clearance by vomiting. You need to maintain a constant level of medication in your blood stream for it to work. You must stop vomiting in order to give Accutane the best chance of success.
Avatar m tn SO, just facts please. I was taking Accutane for 2 months - 60 mg, although during that time there were changes in my dosages to less because I lost some of the medication and couldnt get more. So, when I ran out I stopped taking them --- one week later I had sex with a man. It was really brief...he started to go and I said not without a condom and he kept going and I said not without a condom and so finally he pulled out. I am not on birth control either.
630458 tn?1223263163 I haven't tried Zinc though and haven't tried vit 5 (panthotenic acid) which you can compare to accutane regarding its effect on the sebaceous glands. I have tried tea tree oil and oregano oil as topical antiseptic, anti bacterial, but didnt do much at all. My pimples are stubborn. So recently (3 weeks ago,) i went for the big pistols ACCUTANE, 20 mg. So far so breakouts are kinda gone....and skin looks clearer, less oilier....
Avatar n tn Accutane has a relatively long half life and stays in your body for up to 5 weeks after your last dose. Some people are advised to take Accutane tablets every other day or 3 times a week, so missing 4 days will make no difference to your treatment. Eloise.
Avatar m tn This is because Accutane has a long half life and may still be in your system for up to 5 weeks after discontinuing treatment. Eloise.
Avatar n tn This is because Accutane has a long half life and will take 5 weeks to be out of your system. My favorite brands for facial redness are Rosaliac by La Roche-Posay, Redness Relief by Eucerin and Redness Solutions by Clinique. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar n tn It won't make any difference if you stop the Accutane for a week. Accutane has a long half life and stays in your body for up to 5 weeks after your last dose. Therefore associated risks will not lessen until this time has passed. Eloise.
Avatar n tn These and other side effects should reverse about 5 weeks after you stop your medicine. Accutane has a long half-life so traces will be in your body for up to 5 weeks after completing the course. Eloise.
Avatar n tn The official advice from Roche (makers of Accutane) is that you should not have any laser treatment or microdermabrasion for 6 months after taking accutane as there is a risk of permanent scarring. Accutane has a long half-life which means the amount in your system decreases very gradually until there are only minute amounts left. This is why it keeps working after you stop taking it, and also why you may experience side effects such as skin sensitivity after you stop taking it.
Avatar n tn Sorry...
Avatar m tn Alright, I am almost half way through accutane. I hit another bump. I came down with a high fever, terrible head ache, chills, dry lips, and eyes. Could this be symptomatic? My skin is clear. I no longer feel lethargic. I do feel strange feelings in my arms and legs. I fear stroke or heart attack. Is it possible? I feel unease at Times. Do I have any reason to be concerned?
Avatar n tn My son has been using accutane for 11 weeks now. The top half of his face forehead, nose and top of cheeks has cleared up very well but he keeps getting a large cyst or two every couple of days which start out as very large bumps then explode into large scabs which take a while to heal.These are on the lower half of his face near his mouth and chin. We are wondering when these will literally stop bursting forth.
Avatar n tn Hello, I have been of Accutane now for two and a half months and my face looks great; however, after I completed my course, I noticed my hair was falling out a lot more than usual. It is still falling out and now it is starting to become noticeable. I have heard that in some Accutane users the hair goes through a "shock" period which causes hair loss. Is this true? Also, does the hair ever grow back and, if so, when does this usually happen?
309783 tn?1271961829 I the event of a relapse from accutane how long must the patient wait before going back on tetracycline antibiotics? I ask this because accutane has a long half-life and i know accutane and tetracyclines cannot be taken at the same time. Many thanks, Eloise.
Avatar f tn I suffered the same fate due to Accutane. At one point the abdominal pain was so bad I thought it was better to end my life than to suffer the excrutiating pain. Fortunately, I researched alternative medicine to find some relief for the bowel pain and inflammation and came across Bromelain. It's an enzyme extracted from pineapple and it has helped me tremendously.
Avatar n tn He has done years of research on the mechanism of Accutane. It has the same component as chemo! It shortens the life of EVERY cell in your body; that's why you age so quickly (joints, hair, skin) Here's the site: He is doing everything he can to get it off the market, BUT what about all of us who are in chronic pain EVERY SINGLE DAY? I'm so tired of the pain! If it weren't for my faith, I don't know what I would do.
Avatar n tn SAME exact problem here. I have been on accutane for the past two and half months. In the first month, 80 mg/day, in the second I took 100 mg/day, and now in the past two weeks 120 mg/day. I started having this problem a week ago. The concern now is whether or not I should stop taking accutane. I'd hate to stop it short because I am seeing amazing progress. If I stop taking accutane, will the problem go away? Does anyone have experience to be able to help me with this one?
Avatar n tn And finally do not think if your 15-16 years old and going on accutane its going to end your zittttttttz, it isnt it will for a while, however you more then likely will break out again around the age of 19 TIME FOR ACCUTANE AGAIN, every friend of mine went on accutane later in life around 19 and NEVER saw zits again!!!!!!!! I however went when I was 16 then 17, I am 19 now and the zits come every day like usual, so in a months time i will be back on accutane! wooo hoo miracle drug!
Avatar f tn This is because Accutane has a long half life and can stay in your body for 5 weeks afterwards. Dryness and sensitivity of facial skin may continue for 6 months after stopping treatment as Accutane shrinks the sebaceous glands, and they grow back very slowly. The side effects I had (such as muscle and joint paint) were tolerable and controllable with non-prescription pain killers.
Avatar m tn Anyway, the maintenance dose works, but after a year and a half of taking Accutane I was becoming less tolerant of the side effects of even a maintenance dose (headaches, excessive dryness, etc.). Well, I have managed to combat the headaches and excessive dryness by increasing my Vitamin E intake from 400-800 I.U. per day to 2,000 I.U. of Vitamin E daily.
Avatar n tn hundreds of creams, aloe vera, benzoyl peroxid, antibiotics (Minocycline - Minomycin), even honey on my face and other natural treatments. And, I can only ensure you one thing: DONT LOSE YOUR TIME, ONLY ACCUTANE IS EFFECTIVE. Finally, I decided to go to the doctor and I asked him for accutane. First of all, before begining with the treatment, he demanded me to make blood analysis.
Avatar f tn I took Accutane twice, once for 20 weeks and once for 24 weeks before achieving a long term remission from acne. Accutane has a relatively long half life and can stay in your body for up to 5 weeks after discontinuation, during which time side effects may continue. A causal link between Accutane and ongoing side effects has not been proven, although much anecdotal evidence exists.
Avatar n tn I am a 22 year old and I will be started accutane in one month. I am concerned about the side effects. I feel like I have tried EVERYTHING else and this is my last resort. I am ready for the side effects of dryness and peeling, etc... But, I will also be working out a lot during the time that I will be on the medication. Does accutane cause you to be tired or unable to work out?? Also, I have read that it can cause high cholesterol, has this been a problem with anyone?
Avatar f tn I was on Accutane for 6 months @ 20mg daily. I have been off for 7 months and the pain in my joints and bones has only gotten worse! I'm worried the drug is still in my body as I'm STILL suffering all the symptoms (dry eyes, dry/itchy scalp, joint/bone pain). PLEASE help me! I used to be an athelete. I had to quit all physical activity including my waitressing job because I simply cannot move. A stroll in the park leaves me stiff and aching.
Avatar n tn When you finish the course continue to use a bland cleanser (I recommend Physiological cleanser by La Roche-Posay) and a good moisturiser (I like Clinique's Comfort-on-call and their Redness Solutions daily cream). Accutane has a long half life and takes up to 5 weeks to leave your body. Most side effects disappear within this time but skin can remain fragile for 6 months. Eloise.
Avatar n tn Was it during the time you were on accutane or once off of it? My gut feeling is that once the accutane is completely out of your system, your depression and anxiety will get back to where they were before.