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Okay....this might sound a bit gross, sorry, but I've been taking isotretinoin/accutane for 11 days now, side effects have been pretty standard - dry skin, chapped lips, big ol' breakout, but my scalp has been a bit itchy.

I've never had trouble with dandruff or a dry scalp before, so I'm pretty convinced it's the drug.

Has anyone else had this?

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I am also on accutane for 1 month. I also had this problem after the first week. Then i always moisterize scalp every time i feel itchy or after i clean my hair with B5 Pro Vitamine Hair care or Palmer's Coconut Oil formula which i bought in walmart.Either one always works for me. Also i used Selsun 2.5 % (blue one) for shampoo. After couple times keep doing this, i felt less itchy and dandruff. At first i have to put it one couple times a day as it s so itchy but now i only use B5 once every day . Remember try to massage ur hair after put it on. Your scalp will obsorb it and it will take effect.

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I am also on accutane for 1 month. I also had this problem after the first week. Then i always moisterize scalp every time i feel itchy or after i clean my hair with B5 Pro Vitamine Hair care or Palmer's Coconut Oil formula which i bought in walmart.Either one always works for me. Also i used Selsun 2.5 % (blue one) for shampoo. After couple times keep doing this, i felt less itchy and dandruff. At first i have to put it one couple times a day as it s so itchy but now i only use B5 once every day . Remember try to massage ur hair after put it on. Your scalp will obsorb it and it will take effect.

I'm not sure I can get the other products in the UK (we don't have walmart) but I'll definitely try the Selsun. Thanks for your tips :)

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Okay....this might sound a bit gross, sorry, but I've been taking isotretinoin/accutane for 11 days now, side effects have been pretty standard - dry skin, chapped lips, big ol' breakout, but my scalp has been a bit itchy.

I've never had trouble with dandruff or a dry scalp before, so I'm pretty convinced it's the drug.

Has anyone else had this?

Hi there, welcome to the Accutane family!

I've been on 40mg since April 30th, today is day 27 for me. I also experienced the itchy scalp too in the beginning. My hair is on the dry side because I color it but I've never had a problem with dandruff or my scalp so I know it's the medicine. Lots of people using this medicine like the Neutrogena T Gel but I ended up getting the Biolage Dandruff shampoo because it's safe for color treated hair. I'm using it twice a week and it's really helping. I found it at Ulta.

Good luck! :)

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