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Low Dose Accutane for clogged pores?

Okay, so I don't get cysts (knock on wood), but I have millions of clogged pores. I'm allergic to most antibiotics and cannot tolerate topical retinoids. Would low dose accutane be an option (10-20 mg)? I am so fed up!

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Generally speaking, the don't prescribe it this way due to the birth defects. However you might be able to find a doctor who would if you shop around - less likely in the US with the IPLEDGE thing. One of the things that the FDA has repeatedly listed as a major concern is that it's being prescribed for people (read:women) who don't meet the definition it was approved for - severe, recalcitrant, nodular/cystic acne.

Frankly i would never take it just for clogged pores.

Which topical retinoids have you tried? Some are much easier tolerated than others.

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Yeah that ipledge is screwing us girls with acne over bigtime! I think its horrible that us girls that suffer with acne have to pay for the dumb ones that get pregnant like idiots while on this medication :mad:

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