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#1 baren

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:51 PM

I am currently taking claravis and due to a number of things I won't be able to get my medicine and it looks like I will be going without it foe about a week to 2 weeks. After that I would immediately start going back on it. I was just wondering if I would see some serious effects due to this? For more info I am just about to be finishing month number 3. I was on 40 mg for the first two months, and 60 mg for the third. The 4th month I won't be able to start in about one to two weeks. Thanks



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 01:08 AM

I am currently taking claravis and due to a number of things I won't be able to get my medicine and it looks like I will be going without it foe about a week to 2 weeks. After that I would immediately start going back on it. I was just wondering if I would see some serious effects due to this? For more info I am just about to be finishing month number 3. I was on 40 mg for the first two months, and 60 mg for the third. The 4th month I won't be able to start in about one to two weeks. Thanks

 

Possible flare, but likelier because of coincidence.

 

Good luck on your course!



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Posted 04 March 2014 - 11:51 AM

I don't think it will be too horrible. Other people have talked about being off of it for a while and not having any significant effects. You will have to take the medication for a bit longer to reach your cumulative dose, but I wouldn't be too concerned. 


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Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014
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Posted 04 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

I was out of pills for 6 days once due to a series of mishaps, also right before the beginning of my fourth month. My lips became slightly less dry and it was sort of nice. That was all that happened.



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:47 PM

Vitamin A stored in your liver can stick around up to 6 months. I had to go a week without my prescription and my derm said it was fine and that it stays in your system for at least a month.


Edited by VioletAsh, 06 March 2014 - 09:48 PM.

Morning:

  1. Paula's Choice CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser
  2. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid (M-F)
  4. Paula's Choice CLEAR 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide (When I have active blemishes)
  5. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Antioxidant Serum with Retinol
  6. CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM With SPF 30

Night:

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  2. Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Pore-Reducing Toner
  3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel (TR only)
  4. Paula's Choice CLEAR 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide (When I have active blemishes)
  5. Tretinoin Cream 0.025% (MWF only)
  6. Paula's Choice RESIST Ultra-Light Antioxidant Serum
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  8. Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer (around eyes only)

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