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#1 pinksparkle

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Posted 01 April 2010 - 11:41 AM

How many of you are taking vitamins while on accutane? I mean obviously I know you can't take vitamin A, but are there any others I should be taking? What about iron or biotin?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 10:46 AM

I would like to know what other Dr's say about this also. My Dr. told me to be safe take nothing. I had wanted to take fish oil (which she said most likely had some form of Vit A in it), biotin, and a Vit E (she said an anti-oxidant would inhibit the effectiveness of Accutane). This is my second time on Accutane and after the first round I felt like I had aged. My skin had been so dry I felt like I had more wrinkles and some new stretch marks. Many patients mention taking these supplements why is my Dr telling me to take nothing?



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 03:52 PM

During my accutane course I was taking:

Biotin
Fish oil
Probiotics
Vitamin b12
Daily vitamin (most have vitamin a so watch for that)
Milk thistle

All these were OK to take. My dermatologist said vitamins are fine, as long as there is no vitamin a in them.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 04:44 PM

Science says that vitamin E isn't useful for reducing Accutane's side effects (1, 2).

There's no rationale for using probiotics on Accutane because Accutane is not known to affect gut flora (unlike antibiotics).

 

I wouldn't worry with too many supplements on Accutane, except maybe fish oil if you get joint pain:


http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/17335973

 

 

Good luck


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 08:25 PM

I used probiotic while on accutane because of years of damage from antibiotics. Not because accutane messes with your gut flora.




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