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Oil Tea Tree While on Accutane

Is it safe to use oil tea tree while being on accutane , does it have side effects ?

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Tea Tree Oil While on Accutane


We get a lot of questions about tea tree oil. It is a common "natural" ingredient. I have never heard or seen any problems associated with it. It must be pretty bland and inactive because the times patients mention it, they say it has not worked and they have noticed no effect at all.

The only medications that are absolutely to be avoided with Accutane are tetracycline and minocycline. They can cause an increase in pressure inside the skull with severe headaches.

Also, avoid taking straight Vitamin A supplements. That is because Accutane is a Vitamin A derivative and you don't want to get too much. Multivitamins are okay.

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