Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

When taking Accutane, is something like a moderate size bowl of cereal (probably 2.5 cups of milk) enough to take Accutane with? I'm usually not concerned about having a fatty enough dinner, but is that at breakfast enough ... or should I add a few Oreos before heading out the door? :)

I also take my Omega 3 Fish Oils vitamin in the morning--will these fatty acids help bind to the isotretinoin, or it is different?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am decently hungry in the morning, heh. Maybe it's closer to 1.5-2--I was just guesstimating :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm now taking a fishoil cap with milk, eat breakfast...then wash down the Accutane pill with more milk.

It's working. :clap: I'm starting to feel drier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm now taking a fishoil cap with milk, eat breakfast...then wash down the Accutane pill with more milk.

It's working. :clap: I'm starting to feel drier.

I'm with Xiomara, of the sparkly lips :wub:

I take my morning dose with several fish oil caps. I tend to eat low fat b-fast: cereal and preferred skim milk with fruit. I could switch to whole milk, but the fish oil caps - if you get the right ones - can help with the high cholesterol side effect. Only down side is the fishy belches later in the morning :wacko:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't worry about it. I never take Accutane with food and I haven't had a problem (my acne is now pretty much gone). If you have a stomach ache or other side effects, you then should worry about taking it with food.

It's not a big deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Don't worry about it. I never take Accutane with food and I haven't had a problem (my acne is now pretty much gone). If you have a stomach ache or other side effects, you then should worry about taking it with food.

It's not a big deal.

It is a big deal - you are losing a lot of absorption by not taking it with fat. Roche's data shows that absorption is more than doubled when taken with what they call a "standardized high fat meal". You are pissing away more than half your dose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish i knew, but i have never been able to find any elaboration on exactly what a "standardized high fat meal" is composed of. If anyone ever figures it out please let me know.

But the type of fat shouldn't matter - isotretinoin is a lipophilic molecule which means it bonds with fat. The only one that might not work is man-made trans fat, but i'm not sure on that one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been taking my accutane with a serving of hummus (which has 3 grams of healthy fats from olive oil) and also a Omega 3 with each pill and Accutane has been working great for me and I'm on my 5th month :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes


×