Wondering if accutane (Isotretinoin/Roaccutane) is right for you? Recently, there have been many people discussing their accutane experience on my site. Accutane is a powerful acne treatment option, and it's important to discuss.
So if you are interested in going on accutane, you need to read this issue.
The decision to take accutane should not be taken lightly. It is a popular drug commonly used as a last resort for acne sufferers and is generally used for moderate to severe and cystic acne.
Users are warned about its many possible side effects. However, if it works for you, it could be the answer to your prayers for clear skin and a normal life.
How Does Accutane Work?
Accutane works by making your sebaceous glands smaller and thereby limiting the amount of oil your skin produces. This also means fewer whiteheads and blackheads for you.
Although it can clear up to 90% of severe acne, it’s NOT a true cure, but a treatment.
Does Accutane Work for Everyone?
No. It doesn’t work for everyone. And sometimes it can work in the beginning, but your acne returns after a few months.
If accutane does not work after the first course, you will have to wait about 6 months before trying a second round. If it doesn’t work then, the drug has likely failed.
About 1 in 4 accutane users experiences a return of their acne within 2 years. Sometimes the drug makes scarring even worse than before.
What are the Side Effects of Accutane?
Accutane is a variant of vitamin A and most problems or side effects occur when there is too much vitamin A in the body. The most common side effects include:
More serious but less common side effects include:
- dry and cracked lips
- muscle aches and joint pain
- hair loss
- colitis (inflammation of the colon)
- other liver problems
- severe stomache pain
- nausea and vomiting
- calcium deposits in tendons
- yellowing of the skin
How Do I Use Accutane?
Accutane is taken orally.
Your dermatologist or doctor would start off by prescribing you a low does of accutane. From there, it would be steadily increased over several weeks.
Research shows that a dose of around 120mg per kilogram of body weight is enough to eliminate the disease for many. Generally accutane is introduced at a very low dose and is steadily increased over many weeks.
In most cases any other acne medication is stopped. For more information on how accutane is prescribed click here.
How Can I Avoid Side Effects?
There is no way to absolutely avoid any side effects. However, consuming a lower does of accutane over a longer period of time will help you reduce the side effects. In cases where a high dose is prescribed and individuals are willing to put up with any side effects in the first few months.
Also, taking the dose with food, such as with supper, helps to absorb the medicine.
How do I Know if Accutane Will Work For Me?
You don’t. There is no way to know if it will work for you until you try it. The best thing to do is find out from others what their experience was and if they would recommend it, before making your decision.
If you want to read about some first-hand experiences of accutane users, please click here for real stories shared on my site.
If you have taken accutane, or are currently taking it, I invite you to join their conversation here on my site. Share your experience to help others make their decision on whether or not they should take accutane.
Over the Counter Acne Treatment Secrets - being finalized!
I know many of you have been patiently awaiting the release of this ebook. I'm excited to share that I have completed it. It will be offered first to you, my ezine subscribers, FREE for a limited time in exchange for your feedback or testimony.
If you prefer to avoid prescription drugs and antibiotics, you'll be interested in this ebook. Based on my own personal expereince and research, you'll learn the secret combinations of winning ingredients to fight acne, which you can find at your local drugstore for less than $20. These ingredients helped me eliminate 75% of my cystic acne within the first few weeks.
Alright, that's a wrap-up for October. I hope you found the information in this ezine valuable. If so, I encourage you to share it with someone you know who might enjoy it as well! Visit my site at www.your-best-acne-treatment.com.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend (for those of you living in Canada).
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