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#1 Jameslbills

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

Hey Guys,

First post here, I'm 20 have have had mild-severe acne for 7 years and am finally starting an accutane treatement next week.

For the last year I have been using a tetracycline (minomycine) combined with daily application of epiduo gel (1mg/g adapalene and 25mg/g benzoyl peroxide). I have stopped using the minomycine but can/should I keep using the epiduo gel?

 

Your assistance is GREATLY appreciated!

 

cheers,

 

James



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Posted 15 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

No, you shouldn't use epiduo while on accutane. It would be too irritating and might interfere with healing. A gentle cleanser and a simple moisturizer should do. :)


Started Accutane (Amnesteem): 25 July 2013

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

Thanks, that's a relief! Applying the epiduo each evening is a pain!

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Posted 15 August 2013 - 09:22 AM

You can spot treat.


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 10:55 AM

What Oceanic said! I think people try to compound treatments hoping for faster/better results but realistically, accutane is a very strong medication and you should just let it do its thing. In fact, since starting accutane I only use my cetaphil cleanser at night time and only wash with water in the shower in the mornings.

 

Good luck!






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