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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Rosacea, But Not on Your Face; it is possible

One often asked question by newly diagnosed sufferers is `can you get rosacea on areas other than your face’. The usual answer is no; you normally only see rosacea symptoms on the flushing zone areas in the central areas of your face. Extrafacial Rosacea is a Thing This paper slightly dispels this idea with a […]

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Best Moisturizer and Sunscreen for Accutane Dryness

From: Linda Sy MD Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 00:40:39 Hello Marya, It is not uncommon for some patients to get worse during the first month of rx with accutane. This usually gets better as the treatment continues. Treatment duration generally lasts 4 months with variation in diff patients. If you continue to get much […]

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Roaccutane Low-Dose May Clear Resistant Rosacea

Another article that shows that low-dose accutane (around 10mg a day or so) is a viable option for difficult-to-treat rosacea. This is conversational style article is from a magazine called Skin & Allergy News. For more information from peer-reviewed journals for eg. see the links at the end of this item. There is a good […]

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Cost of Accutane

Written by on September 26, 2007 in Accutane and Roaccutane with 0 Comments

Cost of Accutane From: Jonathan Sy Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 18:17:31 Hi Susan. Accutane can be very very expensive. I weigh 175lbs. so my dosage was about 80mg a day. This added up to $400 a month, or $2000 for a 5-month course. However, I was getting it for cystic acne, so my health […]

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Dramatic Results with Low Dose Accutane

Following is some insightful comments from a well known and respected member of the online rosacea community, Rick. The use of low doses of accutane to treat rosacea is a little controversial; firstly the drug is strictly controlled because of its negative side effects and secondly because high doses of accutane can worsen or induce […]

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