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Colon Detox while on accutane

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Hey all,

I'm almost into my forth month on accutane and my acne is still quite bad. I think my body is messed up at the moment. I have:

Bad breath

Tummy makes weird noises all the time

Flatulence - sooo very unattractive :P

Acne Acne Acne !

They say this can be a sign that the colon is clogged up and its something i need to get fixed for my overall health. Since accutane is stored only in the liver, i still should be able to do a colon detox right?

Any advice would be great :)

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Those symptoms could also come from the Accutane itself. Bad breath can be from decreased saliva and dry mouth (increase your water consumption). I wouldn't do any kind of 'detox' while on Accutane simply because ANYTHING you take by mouth (or put on the skin) is metabolized by the liver, kidneys, intestines, etc and you simply needn't add another stressor to your system. If you're having constipation, increasing your water consumption would be helpful as well. I think but I'm not sure, that a gentle herbal laxative like Senna might be safe while on Accutane but check with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure.

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