Can I still take fish oil supplements while on Accutane?

I read the label on the fish oil and there is no vitamin A. I am taking 40mg/day and I am 140 pounds. Is this safe? Also I know you are supposed to take it with fat/meal. Can I take it with a meal that contains good fat such as avocado and salmon?

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Fish Oil safe with Accutane

Isotretinoin, the medicine in the brand Accutane, is safe in combination with fish oil.  As Isotretinoin is a form of Vitamin A, a fat soluble vitamin, absorption is improved with a fatty meal.  Healthier fats, such as you describe, will definitely improve Isotretinoin absorption, and are definitely a good choice.

Metairie Dermatologic Surgeon
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Fish oil

It is safe to take fish oil supplements while on accutane.  I sometimes recommend it to my patients whose Triglycerides increase. Fish oil can also help with the inflammation of the actual acne. 

Azin Meshkinpour, MD
Lake Forest Dermatologist

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