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Starting Roaccutane (accutane) soon

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I am hopfully starting Roaccutane on Monday/Tuesday if I get my prescription on time. I am also on Minocycline at the moment. Should I stop taking it now? Or should I stop when I start roaccuatne?

Does Minocycline stay in your system for a few weeks and would it affect the drug? Hope i am makin sense! lol

Thanks xoxoxoxox

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I know your issue. If you stop right now, you may have a flare up; and you don't want that. BUT ... I felt intracranial hypertension for the first few days of accutane, when I stoped my tetralysal the day before the course. But this symptom subsided quickly though...

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Almost everyone recommends against it. Accutane will thin your skin and dry it enough, without topicals.

Some people around the forums have spot treated with Benzoyl Peroxide; however, I think you'll find after a few weeks, using anything topical (except for moisturizer!!) will be too much.

As for the antibiotics, take nothing ending in cycline. It can cause serious brain pressure issues.

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just stop it when you start the accutane so your acne doesn't flare up before then, as long as you don't take the 2 together you should be fine.

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You should stop 1 week before because it will stay in your blood.

I haven't seen this recommended. The recommendation is just to stop it the day you start the accutane.

Someone else asked about topicals - it is recommended not to use the drying types (e.g. benzoyl peroxide, retinA, differin, etc.). The non-drying antibiotic types are often recommended to be used in conjunction with accutane for a few weeks to reduce the IB. Ask your doc.

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