Isotretinoin medicine

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Avatar m tn I was also afraid of eating isotrtinoin because i read the harmful effects of the medicine but took the medicine because my doctor told me not to worry. Finally i got rid of acne and these have stopped popping up. my doctor told me to put azelaic cream ONLY on spots. spots have been diminishing but scars can not be removed by creams she said. After 1.
Avatar m tn I am fearfull that whether my taking the medicine may have had any affects on the oncoming baby. for example perhaps through excretion of retinoids from my saliva or semen. I am very concerned about it and need some education on the matter. Are retinoids secreted through saliva or semen? is it okh for us two to have sex during the therapy period?
Avatar m tn Isotretinoin 20 mg twice daily, body weight being 50 kg. Adapalene and Clindamycin gel on the face But there I have developed some side-effects like: Loss of apetite, dehydration. Increased bilrubin of 1.3 mg/dl SGOT/SGPT is normal with 24/15 Pain in bones,which has aggravated due to this Itching on the face Should I continue taking the above medications? If yes,what should be the dosage? One more question.....
Avatar n tn i have to take it and my marriage after 3 months although the doctor teld me that i have to take it for 2-3 months maximum , in addition to a contraceptive , please let me know every thing about this new medicine as im suffering from a kind of acne .
Avatar m tn My body fat went from around 15 % to under 8 % after taking accutane. I am extremely thin now and cannot put on weight on no matter how much I eat or what I eat. For example I can eat a whole tub of ice-cream and has no affect on my body. I have read about others have this issue also. Isotretinoin (accutane) obviously messed up something in my body so that it doesn't metabolize or absorb food the way it did pre-accutane. If anyone has any knowledge in this area plz respond. ty.
Avatar n tn I have read tons about NOT getting pregnant while on the medicine, that I understand. However having children is my soul purpose in life and I will absolutely not go on this drug if it will cause birth defects AFTER being off it. Please offer me some insight before I make a mistake....
546892 tn?1214525401 Hi, Accutane is the brand name of "Isotretinoin". Isotretinoin is a type of medication used to treat severe acne (nodlo cystic or nodular acne) which have failed to respond to other treatments including any type of oral antibiotics and topical application creams. Accutane is strong medicine for acne cure but can have serious side effects.
Avatar m tn Hi, How are you? After oral administration of isotretinoin, the resulting metabolites form in the plasma and eventually form into conjugates. Having a gastric bypass would not be a great problem in their absorption. It is best that you take the medicine as prescribed. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Dear Dr. Arti Sharma, Thank you so much that you spent your precious time reading question. I'm on isotretinoin. Unfortunately, I used a little bit tetracycline ointment 1% on my lip. After 5 minutes, I wiped it. This story happened just one time while I'm on isotretinoin. I am scared that the amount of tetracycline ointment 1% which I applied a little bit ointment on my lip (although just 1 time while taking isotretinoin) can interact with isotretinoin.
Avatar m tn after that i had Shaking in my hand (for 3 month then it removed) and bad concentration (i did not know till now why i did not go dr may i was thinking that is not problem ) after 4 year i did a test for thyroid and the result was positive for hypothyroidism , i want to ask if there is connection between the medication (Isotretinoin and accutane) and hypothyroidism and if it reversible
Avatar n tn t tell that he is actively losing any. Should he stick it out and stay on the medicine or would a lower dosage work (since his cysts have already gone away)? I don't want to make him quit the accutane early and then have the cysts come back. But I want to know that the joint pain will go away soon after his last dose. help!
Avatar f tn I am a 25 year old female. I am on isotretinoin for acne. But recently my general physician prescribed vitamin B-complex supplements for other health problems. Is it safe to take vitamin B-Complex capsules with isotretinoin? I am not any other medication.
Avatar m tn Hi Doctors , I'm an Iranian and new here. Unfortunately, my father , he has 52-year-old , has a big problem on his nose ! I've attached 2 images about that problem. He refer to some doctors and they give him a lot of medicine , but those medicine haven't any effective result for treating. I want to know what is this and how can we do for treating this skin disorder ? This disorder is so annoying for him, and if you can have any information about it help me , please.
Avatar f tn Has anyone taking isotretinoin?.i know there is a risk ov depression,I'm on my 6th day today ov taking them and don't feel too great.i feel quite low but really agitated,can't switch off and can't keep still.do u think its because ov these meds or just a coincidence?
Avatar f tn hello!! please tell me is there any cream or medicine for reducing strech marks.it's been 2 yrs now since I delivered the baby but the strech marks are still visible.please reply.
Avatar m tn t put me on medication yet since he thinks it could be a reversible case because of an acne medicine I was taking (isotretinoin) which I stopped after noticing gradual acceleration of the symptoms. I have gained an absurd amount of weight in just 4 days (15 lbs.) even though I cut back on my calorie intake considerably and do intense exercise everyday.
Avatar m tn and the last question is about the relationship between Proctitis or Ulcerative Colitis and taking Isotretinoin (Accutane). do you believe that Isotretinoin (Accutane) cause Proctitis or Ulcerative Colitis ? since when I was young I used this medicine for my acne and I searched in the internet many have the same story with me - I mean using Isotretinoin (Accutane) and then Proctitis or Ulcerative Colitis. what is your idea ?
Avatar m tn I am a male on isotretinoin/accutane, 20mg twice a day. my wife and I would like to start a family, but was worried if the isotretinoin would be in my semen, and have an adverse effect on the fetus/baby.
634590 tn?1293774093 Im on 20 mg isotretinoin for about 2 weeks and for 2 days for acne by derma. im feeling extreme joint pain in my right leg. I hardly move and walk. im ruined by pain. I hv heared that joint pain due to isotretinoin is permanent and will never go after stoping iso. Is it true? Im scared please help. i was on isotretinoin in 2011, 05 mg daily but acne relapsed. Now dr told me to hv 20 mg daily.
309783 tn?1271958229 m not aware of this use of isotretinoin. I do know that the manufacturer does not recommend long-term, low-dose isotretinoin, and there is little or no scientific literature bearing on the subject of long-term low-dose use of this drug. You might consider a short course of isotretinoin, antibiotic treatment, or laser therapy. Best. Dr.
634590 tn?1293774093 i want to discuss with you all my problem. As you know i took 20mg isotretinoin for 15 days and pain started in my right hip joint. Went to Arthopedic and he said it is infection. im now on antibiotics (one week on IV augmenten + oxidil and then on ciprofloxacin 500 twice) for last 5 weeks. Today i suddenly feel same kind of pain in my left groin (front of hip joint) . im wondering if there was infection in right hip joint how can that infection travel to my left joint even im on antibiotics.
Avatar m tn thanks james. i also took isotretinoin for treatment of body acne. since isotretinoin is also a drug used for some cancer/chemo treatment, will that delay the development of hiv antibody?
Avatar n tn maintenance doses of oral isotretinoin in the range of 10-40 mg every other day or 0.05% isotretinoin gel is rarely indicated as a suppressive treatment for widespread disfiguring sebaceous hyperplasia. Oral isotretinoin should be prescribed by a physician who is experienced in oral retinoid therapy and only for patients without contraindications.
309783 tn?1271958229 When acne and rosacea are both present and oral Isotretinoin is used, do telangiectasias tend to resolve, or do oral retinoids worsen this problem (as reported with topical retinoids) ? Eloise.
Avatar n tn Female acne patients can take an anti-androgen medicine called Spironolactone and/or an anti-androgen contraceptive pill such as Diane35 or Yasmin/Yaz. Severe acne which does not respond to conventional treatments may warrant Oral Isotretinoin. Unfortunately, you will have to avoid direct exposure to UV light (sun/sunbed) whilst using any of these medicines as severe sunburn or hyperpigmentation may occur. Best Wishes, Eloise.
Avatar m tn Hi. Is Oratane a generic form of Accutane (oral Isotretinoin) ? We don't have that brand name here in the UK. Oral Isotretinoin is the most effective acne treatment available. It virtually always results in excellent or total skin clearance after one course lasting 16-24 weeks. Did you take it for the recommended time without improvement? It is common to experience an initial breakout -temporary worsening of acne during the first few weeks, but it will then improve.
Avatar f tn Accutane is a sort of Vitamin A and it reduces the secretion of oil in our skin and helps renew skin more quickly. It is only one brand of isotretinoin. Accutane or any brand of isotretinoin cannot be used during pregnancy. It cannot be used without prescription because it is life threatening. It is only prescribed to patient with severe acne that did not respond to other treatment.