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Accutane The Lip Dryness

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It was around 7 days for me before I experienced any lip dryness, or major dryness in general. Even now (day 13), my lips only require a little chapstick a couple of times a day. My skin is pretty flaky though.

My dosage is just 30mg a day at the moment though.

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Hiya,

I'm in the middle of week # 2 with the 'ole Claravis. I'm prescribed 80 mg/day (which seems like a way-too-high dosage for my type of acne) Anywho, I got dry lips about a week into it, but mine now still aren't too bad. Aquaphor works wonders, def use it. Don't use chapsticks...they won't do anything for you...kind of defeats the purpose in a sense.

I started a blog, gives really detailed side effects/etc day by day...definitely check it out, it could help you out (possibly!)

http://shmaccutane.wordpress.com/

xoxo

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Aquaphor works wonders, def use it. Don't use chapsticks...they won't do anything for you...kind of defeats the purpose in a sense.

Care to elaborate? They both share the same main ingredient, petrolatum (same as Vaseline), so not sure how you come to that conclusion.

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Aquaphor works wonders, def use it. Don't use chapsticks...they won't do anything for you...kind of defeats the purpose in a sense.

Care to elaborate? They both share the same main ingredient, petrolatum (same as Vaseline), so not sure how you come to that conclusion.

From my knowledge, chap sticks/balms and moisturizers aren't the same thing. Chap stick locks the moisture in (which with accutane, there is no moisture in the lips..obviously) and with the 'tane there's a lack of oil not the moisture so therefore, a moisturizer is recommended....not saying the chap stick doesn't work BUT from majority of the people who used aquaphor/other types of moisturizing lip stuff, they say it's the best.

thank you this is my fourth day now, but still don't have dry lips i was just scared it wasn't working ;/

No, it is working dear! Promise you'll start seeing stuff happen pretty soon..like I said check out my blog and it might answer some questions you have!!

BTW I totally recommend using aquaphor (or whatever other lip moisturizer you plan to use) even BEFORE you start getting chapped lips...it really helped me a lot, I think.

xo

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I've been on Claravis for about 3 weeks and my lips aren't really dry. I started using aquaphor on day 1 and it has definitely helped a lot. The corners of my mouth have started to get a little cracky over tha past week or so but overall my lips are fine. The rest of my skin, however, is very dry.

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