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In Topic: Clear At 4 Month Mark (Out Of 6)

22 November 2012 - 01:05 AM

Keep going; you want to reach your total cumulative dose to reduce the chances of it coming back.

In Topic: Blackhead Question While On Accutane/claravis

18 November 2012 - 06:14 PM

Yep, Accutane removes blackheads, they'll come up. Don't use those strip things, I'm pretty sure that's too rough on your skin while on tane. Don't try to remove them; if you have a blackhead exodus like I did, it's ok to gently wipe away what has come up and is protruding from your skin.

In Topic: Accutane and Bone Growth

17 November 2012 - 06:26 PM

Premature Epiphyseal Closure: There are spontaneous reports of premature epiphyseal closure in acne patients receiving recommended doses, but it is not known if there is a causal relationship with Accutane. In clinical trials for disorders of keratinization with amean dose of 2.24 mg/kg/day, two children showed x-ray findings suggestive of ACCUTANE (isotretinoin) premature epiphyseal closure. The skeletal effects of multiple Accutane treatment courses for acne are unknown.


Basically, it's uncertain but possible. Regardless, given that you grew three inches from age 15 onwards (which is slightly above average), I'd say it wasn't Accutane but rather luck of the genetic draw.

In Topic: Accutane-I Believe In You!

09 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I feel you about acne going from moderate to severe, that happened for me when I was 16, a little over a year ago. Accutane should treat you well; there are lots of complete logs of people with similar skin who had a lot of success with it. Hopefully, by taking Accutane, you'll be able to mitigate scarring as well, which is one of the reasons I began taking it.

For pictures, you can upload them directly from your computer by pressing "Choose Files" and selecting them. There's an icon of a tree above the post area, too; you can put already uploaded pics directly in your post with that function.

P.S. You should probably repost this log in the Accutane logs subforum.

In Topic: Not Eating On Accutane.

11 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

Accutane has a significant food effect:
–2.5 : 1 ratio between Accutane (fed) and Accutane (fasted)
–inconsistent eating habits lead to large within subject variability
–between subject variability is less when administered with food
Taking Accutane without food significantly increases the risk of under exposure to isotretinoin, which could result in sub-optimal therapy (decreased efficacy)


From http://www.fda.gov/o...t#524,31,Plasma
It's important that you take Accutane with food. Look at the graph on slide #31 for reference.