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Concerned Parent

I am currently debating whether or not to have my son start taking this drug. He is an athlete Basketball, football and baseball and I heard there is a lot of joint pain with this medication. He is 15 and I do not want to feel that giving the Dermatologist permission to prescribe this pill will later in life ruin his athletic potential. I have read the "possible side effects" however we have tried several things and this would be our last resort. I feel that my son is self conscience last year he did not want to swim, the acne is starting to scar his back, shoulders, and face. What else can I possibly do except allow him to try absorica? I'm just so concerned about the side effects. What are really the percentages of side effects in people? i.e. joint pain, depression, etc. ...

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Absorica/Accutane - Side effects 7 Months Post-Med

Hi – I took Absorica (Accutane/Isotretinoin) for 5 Mos @ 80mg Feb - Aug. 2013. Currently at 6 months post-med (Feb. 2014) and still detoxing – Redness, inflammations, facial eczema. To describe it, it almost appears the drug is slowly burning/flushing out of my skin. All areas – chin, upper lips, cheeks, forehead, hairline. Is this normal for being 6 months post-med? Does anyone still have these effects this long after the last dose? Heart goes out to those experiencing side effects – Experienced reactions to everything from glucose/fruit acids/potato-starches/fish oil supplements/vitamins/etc. Best, ## Hello, Jake! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Have you consulted a dermatologist? It would be odd to have such side eff...

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Absorica treatment

One Dr. advised me against it, his treatments made my face worse then referred me to another dermatologist that recommends absorica. To be honest I don't want to get on it. ## From what I could gather, Absorica contains the same active ingredient as Accutane (Isotretinoin). And I can say from personal experience that it's probably not even worth using as a last resort option if you're any bit concerned about it's potential side effects. The most common symptoms I experienced were severely chapped lips and dehydration more often than not. The chapped lips alone never seemed to heal during treatment because they were always so dry. Needless to say, I felt like I was eating a block of chap stick every other day lol. Outside of that, I personally didn't end up experienci...

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