Hello! I'm new here on acne.org and this is my first post. I've read the forum rules but I'm a bit of a headcase so I apologize in advance if I've done something wrong.
To clarify (like I wish my skin was doing!) - Claravis is the generic form of Accutane.
Anyway, I started taking Claravis (30 mgs) about 3 days ago. I haven't particularly noticed any change - whether it be dryness or irritated skin - aside from the slight breakout I've gotten. I also take 40 mgs of Adderall (which has a tendency to make me drink an excess of water).
My question is regarding the list of side effects - how many people taking this drug experienced any sort of voice change? I ask because my voice is extremely important to my line of work (I plan to go into musical theatre, I've been taking voice lessons for 6 years and I would hate for that all to be thrown away because of a medication).
I've read that Claravis has a tendency to dry out the throat which may temporarily effect a singing voice or range, but that shouldn't have any long term effect on the vocal chords, correct? Or does the medication do something else which will effect my voice permanently?
Another (slightly embarrassing) thing - have any of you taking either Claravis or Accutane had trouble with your bowel movements? It feels like I still have to go after I've finished and I sit in discomfort for the rest of the day.