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Supplements on accutane

Hey guys! What do you take/do along with your accutane pills? I mean things like fish oil, certain vitamins and so on. Please specify the reason you take them too.

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I think I'm on day #22 or so and most of my side-effects are completely gone.

The skin on my face is dry, but, it's hard to explain really. It's only dry where I had acne - I'll get a pimple or something, it goes away, but it sorta peels off now, leaving red/sore skin - and that drys out. Anyway, it's getting better too - if I'd stop getting new breakouts I'd be perfect.

My lips are chapped too, but just barely. I just grabbed some chapstick stuff.

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i was taking fish oil pills, but now i'm not taking anything, and i'm fine. some people say vit e helps.

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I take some vitamin e now and again but I don't know whether it helps at all. Though when I wash my hair after taking it for a while it seems to be much softer and niice. But that's just coincidence I reckon. I keep taking it anyway, I figure it can't do any harm.

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Fish or salmon oil. NOT cod liver oil. Get the "odorless" kind (enteric coated) to avoid fishy burps. Fish oil seems to reduce or prevent Accutane-associated joint pain, and has positive effects of blood levels which can help to counter Accutane's negative effects on same.

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My derm told me to take vitmin E with accutane. I took vitamin E, but i'll admit alot of days I forgot to take my vitamin e pill.

I heard fish oils and vitamin E were good to take with accutane, other than that I wouldn't take much with accutane.

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Along with what the others have put, I also use evening primrose oil and flaxseed oil which I was very impressed with.

OH! and vit B complex, mostly since it's supposed to be good for you anyway, I'm hoping to keep taking these after I'm done accutane.

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Which fish oil do you guys think is the best to take while on accutane? Is there anything else other than fish oil and vitamin E that could be taken to reduce teh side effects? Thanks!

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