Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Sun and Accutane ?

Recommended Posts

Hey. whats your experience with sun while being on accutane? Also tell me how big your dosage was.  ty!

One more question: When you take the accutane pills, do you spread them out during the day or do you take the full dose 1 time a day? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't think it makes you more sensitive to the sun but I got sunburn on my arms and they dried up and flaked pretty good. I advise sunscreen and moderation with the sun.
The highest dose was 40mg. Twice daily. 
No don't spread them out. Take it once or twice a day at the same time with a meal. Ideally one that contains some dietary fat,  it will improve absorption. Do what ever your doctor tells you. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It definitely increases your sensitivity to the sun! The pharmacists put a sticker on the outside of the box to warn about sun exposure, so from my experience of this the importance of protecting your skin from the sun is secondary only to the importance of not getting pregnant!
Even at 20mg I got pink cheeks from half a day of spring sunshine with spf30 on. Now at 40mg, and 60mg in a couple of weeks... I'm buying some factor 50!
Also see @mum44 in blog section for recent sunshine story!
Currently taking my pills at one time, debating splitting them between morning and afternoon once I hit 60mg or higher, but if I feel ok taking them all at once then I prob will as I'm less likely to forget!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes