Is there anything that I can use topically while on Accutane? (Photo)
Accutane is better absorbed with a fatty meal. Are you taking the medication on an empty stomach which would not allow great absorption? Perhaps taking it with a more fatty meal would help with absorption and increase absorption of the medication into your system.
Despite doing everything correctly, there are patients that don't see tremendous improvement until month 3 or 4 of accutane. I do not recommend any additional topical therapy for my accutane patients.
Severe Breakouts On Accutane
Accutane Making Face Worse
Initially, Accutane begins to attack the acne lesions you have and causes dryness and inflammation of lesions you have.
It only appears that you have more acne.
The truth is that the acne you have is appearing more pronounced because of the effect of Accutane.
You can use a mild moisturizer, non-oily, or if you are really uncomfortable, contact your doctor.
Elk Grove Village Dermatologist
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