Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:42 PM
any advice accutane users have to offer is MUCH APPRECIATED. Started my first day of accutane (80 mgs/day) last friday, 4 days ago. Sunday morning and this morning, I woke up with pretty bad headaches. The one yesterday went away quickly, however, today the pain lasted for a few hours until I took a tylenol. Also, today I felt nauseous along with the headache. I feel MUCH better now and the pain and nausea has gone away. I have been drinking A LOT of water today and feel like that may have helped with the headache. Should I be worried? I'm nervous because the drug info on the box says to stop taking accutane immediately if you gets headaches or are nauseous. Did anyone else experience these side effects? Were they serious? Did they go away? WHAT SHOULD I DO? I've been taking my 2nd pill at night and am thinking maybe if I take it earlier I won't wake up with such a bad headache...
Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:46 PM
by the way, i am taking 80 mgs
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:48 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:50 PM
My dermatologist told me not to use tylenol (or anything with Acetaminophen) and stick to ibprofen.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:11 PM
Also, like Alexis Little said, try not to take too many medicines with acetaminophen, because IIRC, accutane and acetaminophen are both metabolized in the liver and you definitely don't want to overwork your liver. Good luck with your course, I hope your headaches go away soon!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:52 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:57 PM
Don't drink too much water because it will flush out vitamins and minerals from your system.
Edited by start, 12 April 2012 - 05:58 PM.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:56 PM