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

Hey guys, started accutane (40 mgs) last night, and today I have just a slight headache. I wanted to know if taking Advil is ok, or if tylenol or something else is better? I forgot to ask my derm this, and since it's saturday.. I cant call her. I remember reading something about an OTC pain med interacting with accutane, but I could be wrong... please let me know. thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey guys, started accutane (40 mgs) last night, and today I have just a slight headache. I wanted to know if taking Advil is ok, or if tylenol or something else is better? I forgot to ask my derm this, and since it's saturday.. I cant call her. I remember reading something about an OTC pain med interacting with accutane, but I could be wrong... please let me know. thanks.

When I had a headache I asked my derm and he said to take Tylenol. I also had a cold too while on accutane and he said Tylenol Cold is ok too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

40 mgs is not much at all. If you want something powerful (Advil is kinda shit, but it's the one which is easiest on the liver), get some ibuprofen and codeine. They should sell it together. If it's a real migraine, then Tylenol (acetaminophen) won't do anything.

So yeah, use tylenol/panadol/advil when you can, and if it doesn't work, step up to ibuprofen+codeine.

I was on 90mg, I'm 68kg. And I used that stuff all the time. Very handy!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure that i wasn't going to have some insane reaction.. I read a few things I found online and it said both Advil and Tylenol should be fine.

Share this post


Link to post
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.

Guest
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


×