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Eating on accutane

Is it really that bad for you to consume vitamin A on it, and is it bad if you don't take it with a fatty meal?

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Yes.

Natural Vit. A food intake is fine but not supplemental Vit A.

If you wait I'm sure Danny will come in here and type a few thousand words exactly why this is. But my fingers are tired.

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Thank you casenickles.

Yes, i'm just asking because as part of my diet i'm going to be eating carrots every day and i'm just hoping this is ok.

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Carrots contain a Vitamin A precursor - it's ok to eat those on Accutane. You need to avoid supplements that contain pre-formed Vitamin A, and organ meats like liver for the same reason.

If you are not taking your Accutane dose with a source of fat, you are getting less than half the absorption that you would if you were. Stick with "good" fats like olive oil and avocado.

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