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I've been on retin-a for almost a month now..it seems to be doing the trick..along with clindamycin.

but i am going on accutane as of 5/18...& im curious if i will get the initial break out because my skin is almost clear now with retin-a & it is similar to accutane in which it thins the skin.

i got an initial breakout with retin-a and the doctor told me that was expected...i just really hope i dont get a breakout with accutane too!! im so tired of my skin!!

if anyone has used retin-a before using accutane i would really appreciate your help!

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I was using Retin A before accutane and I mildly broke out with accutane, I was on doxy and retin a up until the day I started accutane. I wasnt nearly clear, though. Otherwise I would have stuck with my retin a, so hopefully, you will avoid the IB. Good luck!

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I would not use retin-A with accutane. retin A is pretty much accutane in a cream form applied to the face. Using them both together would just enhance side effects. Accutane will do its job great by itself.

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