A great Polish derm posted on his site a list of supplements aiding specifically with recovery and detoxification of the organism after the internal retinoid therapy, that's what he's listing:
reduces the side- effects of isotretinoin therapy. Internal dosage:
1000 mg twice a day, for one month. Two week break. Then repeat (3 times).
2) Methionine and Choline
- he suggests Methiovit, which is:
Methioninum (Methionine) 100,0 mg
Cholini citras (Choline Citrate) 100,0 mg
Thiamini nitras (Vit. B1) 2,0 mg
Riboflavinum (Vit. B2) 2,0 mg
Pyridoxini hydrochloridum (Vit. B6) 2,0 mg
Cyanocobalaminum (Vit. B12) 0,7 Î¼g
Tocopheroli acetas (Vit. E) 3,0 mg
Nicotinamidum (Vit. PP) 6,0 mg
Calcii pantothenas (Calcium D-pantothenian) 3,0 mg
Acidum folicum (Folic Acid) 0,4 mg
and auxillary substances which I am too lazy to translate ;p
Recommended dosage: 2 pills twice a day.
3) Vitamin E
: 100 mg twice a day.
4) Vitamin C
: 1000 mg, best in the form of a sparkling tablet, once a day.
5) Soy phospholipids
: 600 mg twice a day.
6) Natural flax seed oil
: 1 Tablespoon twice a day with bread.
: 140 mg twice a day.
8) 1-2 litres of
high quality, highly- mineralised spring water per day
. Rotate types (not brands, but wells of origin).
9) Magnesium and Calcium
supplement, for which he suggests Dolomit. He gives dosages, but doesn't make it clear which one he has on mind, it comes in two versions: one twice stronger than the other, so I'm not sure. Probably for the time being of compiling this list only one version ws available. Recommended dosage is 3 tablets twice a day, so I guess you should go with the more conservative estimate of it constituing 96 mg Magnesium Carbonate and 162 mg Calcium Carbonate twice a day.
He also suggests two home- made tinctures drunk in rotation, please request if you are interested, then I'll add the recipes to this thread. Now I'm going to bed, so I'm not translating it tonight, I will probably post it somewhere else for the general information sometime later, if not in here.
He advices to run this treatment for the whole time of tretinoin therapy, and for three months afterwards. The rule is: 1 month of curation, two- three weeks break, repeat.
In the same article he also suggests allantoin or Vit. F based products and natural oils of grapeseed, almond and oils as moisturizers for the eye and lip areas.
Aforementioned oils, and also evening primrose oil work well as personal lubricants.
In case of face swelling compresses infused with a cool brew of nigella bring relief.
(1- 2 Tablespoons of ground seeds should be poured on with boiling water and left to steep for half an hour. After that time the seeds should be strained and the brew is ready to use).
This derm is actually a great figure. His name is Henryk RÃ³Å¼aÅ„ski and he is the father of the only worthwile and credible Polish message boards concerning acne, once lively, now unfortunately deserted, but still a great resource. He also has his websites with semi holistic approach to curing acne, that he runs non- profit. Unfortunately he doesn't receive patients, lives and works in Switzerland and only carries out medical research.
I found this list online when I was considering going on Accutane. Of course the actual derm that gave me the prescription (which I've finally never finalized) never mentioned any of this to me.
As for my comments: I avoid soy, and I find Liv 52 of Himalaya Herbals
to be a great non- soy based, but herbal, liver aid.
Edited by annayake, 10 August 2011 - 07:50 PM.