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Medical Opinions on accutane?

  1. Jul 19, 2011 #1

    I will start taking isotretinoin(accutane) this september. My dermatologist suggested this powerful and effective drug before trying any medication. However, as I explore the side effects of this drug, I am really worried about taking this drug.

    Has anyone ever taken this drug? How was your experience?
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  3. Jul 19, 2011 #2


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    This doesn't make sense to me, isotretinoin is a medication so taking it "before trying any medication" is nonsensical.

    I don't think you will find answers here, we do not provide medical diagnosis on Physics Forums: https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=173247 on this basis it would be irresponsible for people to try and give you medical advice when they are not qualified and do not possess intimate knowledge of your medical circumstances. I would advise that you go and talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.
  4. Jul 19, 2011 #3
    oops I just want to hear other people's story. sorry
  5. Jul 19, 2011 #4
    I meant isotretionin is more like a last resort because of it is surely effective but accompanies with side effects (as in relation to other drugs)
  6. Jul 19, 2011 #5


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    Here is a page with detailed information about the drug. Please read it over, and then make an appointment to talk it over with your doctor. Take a copy of the article with you to the appointment, to help you in the discussion.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000532/ [Broken]

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