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Everything posted by biggs881

  1. I've moved this thread to the Diet & holistic health forum, where you should receive more replies.
  2. The recommended cumulative dose to minimise the chance of relapse after Accutane is 120-150mg/kg. See pages 20-22 of attached PDF and its references: !Accutane FAQs.pdf
  3. The only acne treatments that have consistent scientific evidence for reducing oil/sebum production are Accutane and hormonal treatments (e.g. spironolactone – only used in women): (Click to enlarge)
  4. Moved to Prescription acne medications forum. Have you talked to your Dermatologist about this?
  5. I've moved this thread to the Accutane logs forum, where it is better suited
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  10. Welcome to the forum brae I've moved your thread to the General acne discussion sub-forum, where you should receive more replies to your query.
  11. Moved to scar/red mark treatments forum
  12. You shouldn't use oral tetracycline-type antibiotics (e.g. doxycycline, minocycline) in conjunction with Accutane, as both can lead to benign intracranial hypertension (see page 18 of attachment). You can, however, use the oral antibiotic "erythromycin" in combination with Accutane, and in fact sometimes Derms do this to avoid/minimise the initial breakout (see page 9 of attachment). Your Derm has advised you to stop using topical acne treatments as Accutane is already very drying/irritating f
  13. That's a pretty low dose for your weight, although lower dose courses are more common than they used to be. Did your Dermatologist discuss with you using a low dose? Unless you have severe acne on your body, that dose is still likely to clear you - but I'd be worried about relapsing.
  14. Are you female? If so, I'd consider trying hormonal treatments (e.g. spironolactone or birth control pills) before using Accutane again
  15. Very few (if any) doctors will prescribe spironolactone for men because of its potent anti-androgen effects.
  16. It should be fine, but if you are worried then you could confirm with your Dermatologist
  17. Sounds like an initial breakout You have to use doxycycline + topical retinoid for at least 3 months before assessing results: (Click to enlarge)
  18. megan: have you tried hormonal treatments such as oral contraceptives or spironolactone? These can also be effective for reducing both oily skin and acne. BMJ article on acne vulgaris (2013).pdf
  19. Have you had any sort of reaction? I haven't heard of this being a problem before
  20. I've heard of prednis(ol)one or the oral antibiotic erythromycin being used together with Accutane to reduce/minimise the initial breakout.
  21. Whether you take 1 Accutane pill twice daily or 2 Accutane pills once daily shouldn't make much difference, since Accutane has a fairly long half life. What is more important is that you take your pill/s with food to maximise its absorption into your body.
  22. There is no known interaction between Accutane and probiotics
  23. Accutane not only reduces sebum/oil production but also acts on the other 3 pathogenic factors in acne (hyperkeratinization, acne bacteria, inflammation), which explains its high effectiveness: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=35011 http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=51336 Therefore, even though yo