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Probiotics While On Accutane?

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#1 jjasd33


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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Literally just started my 40 mg 2x a day accutane course, but I have been on antibiotics for acne for about 2 years. The antibiotics would always work for a bit, then wear off until I got a new kind prescribed, but I have decided to go on accutane for a permanent clear.


I hate the idea of taking antibiotics long term, so I feel like this was the best choice to do. But being on antibiotics for 2 years, I definitely lost some of the "good" bacteria (gut flora) so I was wondering if taking probiotics while on the tane would be a good idea?


I have no idea if they would react in anyway, if the probiotics might interfere with the tane, or if it may increase a chance for breakouts. If it would be beneficial, what brand would you recommend? I really just wanna clear this acne and avoid taking any supplements at all, but I know I should take some probiotic to reverse the damage from the antibiotics.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 02:00 PM

I took probiotics while on Accutane. It is safe and will most likely help your guts get back to normal after all of those antibiotics. I recommend the GNC brand in the blister packs so they stay fresh and viable. They are also a better deal than many of the other brands out there.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 07:22 PM

There is no known interaction between Accutane and probiotics

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