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Skipping doses HELP!!

I was wondering since alcohol affects the liver like accutane...if I were to skip accutane for a week while down senior week, would that be ok. Is there any side effect I would get from not taking the accutane for a week other than just not having the acne fighting medicine in my system?

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I know missing a dose once and awhile is not a life changing thing. Vitamin A (accutane) is a fat soluble vitamin therefore it stays in your system much longer than a water soluble one. However, when not being used, it is stored in the liver, so it is possible that you already have a builup there. Alochol is also processed in the liver. I doubt you will have any problems, but a week is a long time to not be on it at all. It depends on what type of drinking you're planning on doing. Even if you do stop taking accutane for that time period, I would not binge drink or drink too heavily over a week.

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Ive stopped it for a month because of my exams - a week is FINE!

My derm told me it stays in your body for about 2 weeks......

so I have been topping it up, like 1 pill a week, to make sure I don't go down to nothing.

But yea, stopping for a week so you can go drinking is a good idea :)

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I know missing a dose once and awhile is not a life changing thing. Vitamin A (accutane) is a fat soluble vitamin therefore it stays in your system much longer than a water soluble one. However, when not being used, it is stored in the liver, so it is possible that you already have a builup there. Alochol is also processed in the liver. I doubt you will have any problems, but a week is a long time to not be on it at all. It depends on what type of drinking you're planning on doing. Even if you do stop taking accutane for that time period, I would not binge drink or drink too heavily over a week.

I plan on just a little drinking now and then during the week. nothing too major. i dont drink anyways so it shouldnt be a problem right?

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I know missing a dose once and awhile is not a life changing thing. Vitamin A (accutane) is a fat soluble vitamin therefore it stays in your system much longer than a water soluble one. However, when not being used, it is stored in the liver, so it is possible that you already have a builup there. Alochol is also processed in the liver. I doubt you will have any problems, but a week is a long time to not be on it at all. It depends on what type of drinking you're planning on doing. Even if you do stop taking accutane for that time period, I would not binge drink or drink too heavily over a week.

I plan on just a little drinking now and then during the week. nothing too major. i dont drink anyways so it shouldnt be a problem right?

Its your call really but I wouldn't risk it. I'd stick with the pills and skip drinking...really drinking isn't that fun anyway it can totally make you look like a jackass when you never meant to.

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