Accutane and Roaccutane

Accutane and Roaccutane are oral treatments based on the active ingredient isotretinooin. Research has shown us that low-dose accutane (around 10mg a day or so) is a viable option for difficult-to-treat rosacea.

Accutane is not a drug to be taken lightly, it can have significant side effects, so make sure you have the support of your doctor, and that they monitor you whilst you are on it.

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Accutane Dose of 22mg a Day Works Best: EADV

A summary from a the recent 18th Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology has presented some findings relating to the most effect dosage of accutane to treat rosacea. Accutane (Isotretinoin) has been successfully prescribed in low doses to treat rosacea, and especially the `lumps and bumps’ of rosacea that have not responded […]

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Hi, Let me begin by saying that isotretinoin (Accutane, Roaccutane) is – in spite of all the horror stories – not a poison. It is a powerful drug and it can help. But I believe none is spared from the side effects. Accutane has been discussed before on our group, some entries can be found […]

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Accutane and Drinking Alcohol – No Problem, Apparently

This just published abstract is suggesting that it appears to be safe to consume alcohol while taking accutane. Whilst the Accutane Prescribing Information does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol, it does suggest that alcohol may add to any issues with triglycerides induced by accutane. So it is probably wise to moderate alcohol consumption, despite […]

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How to cure a Red Swollen Nose

    The red swollen nose of rosacea is a much hated symptom. I know that this was the symptom that I despised most and indeed drove me 10 years ago to start to look for good information about how to treat rosacea. Incidentally, this drive lead to the creation of the internet based Rosacea […]

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A question we hear from time to time from rosacea sufferers is `how do I go about reducing the size of my skin pores ?’ This is quite a difficult question to properly answer. The enlarged pores that you sometimes see with rosacea or acne can feel like they will never go away. You are […]

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