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Accutane is a retinoid medication, related chemically to Vitamin A. It reduces the amount of oil that is released by the skin, and increases the rate at which skin renews.

What I should know about Accutane?
* Accutane is used to treat severe cystic acne that refuses to responded to other forms of treatment, including antibiotics.
* Accutane can cause serious side effects. Discuss the severity of you acne and the possible effects on your health before considering using accutane as acne treatment.
* You will be required to read and sign a form indicating that you understand the risks associated with Accutane.
* You should not use laser/wax hair removing or dermabrasion while using accutane. This may promote
* Do not take Accutane if you are pregnant or if you may become pregnant during treatment or for one month after taking Accutane. Accutane is known to cause severe birth defects in an unborn baby.
* Patients have experienced depression (including feelings of sadness, irritability, unusual tiredness, trouble concentrating, and loss of appetite) and suicidal thoughts and/or behavior during, and after stopping, treatment with Accutane.
* You must not take vitamin supplements during a course of accutane as it may increase the risk of side effects.
* You may not donate blood during or for one month after taking a course of accutane.
* Accutane cause miscarriage, premature birth, or death of the baby.

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It wasn't dangerous for me. I followed instructions to a T. My only side effects where dry skin, and I used a non soap cleanser and sunscreen, moisturizer. I had to have blood test once a month, to make sure everything was A okay! I had acne from a freshman in high school, college, till, I was 25 and had tried everything! tetracycaline, proactive, you name it. I was on it for 9 months. I am now 47, I have never, ever had another occurring act of acne, except for the occassional pimple, from hormones. I have never regretted using this drug. Everyone I know who has used it, including my sister, says if they had it to do over again, they would.
Every drug has side effects, not just accutane. Follow instructions, stay out of the sun, get sunscreen regardless, if you go on accutane and wear it daily, and a good moisturizer suited to your skin type.
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