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Accutane is used for:
Treating severe acne in patients who do not respond to other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Accutane is a retinoid. It works by reducing skin oil production, changing the characteristics of the skin oil, and preventing abnormal hardening of the skin.
you are allergic to any ingredient in Accutane
you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or become pregnant while taking Accutane
you are breast-feeding
you do not understand the possible risks of Accutane or you are not able to follow all of the instructions in the medication guide
you are taking tetracycline antibiotics or vitamin A-type medicines
(eg, etretinate, vitamin A)
Do NOT use Accutane if:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Accutane :
Some medical conditions may interact with Accutane . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you are woman and unable to use 2 effective forms of birth control or avoid sexual intercourse
if you have diabetes, a family history of diabetes, high blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels, psychiatric disorders, suicidal thoughts, liver disease, pancreatitis, a bone loss condition (eg, osteoporosis), decreased bone density, an eating disorder, severe diarrhea, rectal bleeding, hearing problems, ringing in the ears, or stomach pain
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Accutane . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Tetracyclines because the risk of increased pressure in the brain may be
St. John's wort because an increased risk of failure of hormonal contraceptives
(eg, birth control pills) may occur
Vitamin A-type medicines (eg, etretinate, vitamin A) because they may increase the risk of Accutane 's side effects
Corticosteroids (eg, prednisone) or phenytoin because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Accutane
Progestin-only birth control (eg, "mini-pill") because its effectiveness may be decreased by Accutane
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Accutane may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Accutane :
Use Accutane as directed by your
doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Accutane comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Accutane refilled.
Take Accutane by mouth with food.
Swallow the capsule with a full glass of water or other liquid. Do not break, crush, chew, or suck on the capsule before swallowing. This will help prevent the medication inside the capsule from irritating your throat.
For best results, take Accutane regularly. Taking Accutane at the same time each day will help you remember to take it.
Accutane can only be dispensed through a special program. You must sign a consent form stating that you will follow your doctor's instructions before you can take Accutane . This will be necessary each time you refill your prescription.
You will get no more than a 30-day supply of Accutane
at a time to be sure you check in with your doctor each month to discuss side effects.
If you miss a dose of Accutane , take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Accutane .
Accutane may cause drowsiness or dizziness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Accutane with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
A sudden decrease in night vision may occur while you are taking Accutane . Use caution when driving at night and avoid driving at night if you experience decreased night vision.
If you wear contact lenses, you may have difficulty wearing them during and after
Do not give blood while taking Accutane and for 1 month after stopping taking Accutane .
Do not drink alcohol while taking Accutane .
Worsening of acne may occur during the first part of therapy. This does not suggest failure or a need to stop the medicine.
To prevent cracking of lips, use a lip moisturizer or balm.
Do not have cosmetic procedures to smooth your skin, including waxing, dermabrasion, or laser procedures, while you are taking Accutane and for at least 6 months after you stop. Accutane can increase your chance of scarring from these procedures.
Accutane may cause you to become sunburned more easily. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Accutane . Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Some patients, while taking Accutane or soon after stopping it, have
become depressed or developed serious mental problems. Stop using Accutane and tell your health care provider right away if you have any of these symptoms: feeling sad or having crying spells; feeling anxious; becoming more irritable, angry, or aggressive than usual; losing pleasure or interest in social or sports activities; sleeping too much or too little; changes in weight or appetite; feeling like you have no energy; having trouble concentrating;
having thoughts about taking your own life or hurting yourself (suicidal thoughts).
Tell your health care provider if you plan vigorous physical activity
(sports) during treatment with Accutane .
Sexually active women of childbearing age must use 2 effective forms of birth control at least 1 month before starting therapy, during therapy, and for 1 month after stopping the medicine. Your health care provider should conduct pregnancy tests on a monthly basis while you are taking
Certain birth control pills (progestin-only pills, "mini pills") that do not contain estrogen may not be as effective while you are taking Accutane .
You should not take the herbal supplement St. John's wort because it makes birth control pills less effective.
Diabetes patients - Accutane may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
LAB TESTS, including pregnancy tests, cholesterol and lipid levels, liver function, blood sugar levels, and white blood cell counts, may be performed while you use Accutane . These tests may be used to monitor your condition or check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
Accutane should not be
used in CHILDREN younger than 12 years old;
safety and effectiveness in these children have not been confirmed.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Do not become pregnant. Accutane can cause serious birth defects, miscarriage, early birth, or death of the fetus. If you have sex at any time without using 2 forms of effective birth control, become pregnant, think you may be pregnant, or miss your menstrual period, stop using Accutane and call your health care provider. Do not breast-feed while taking Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane . Accutane may pass through your milk and harm the baby.
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