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60 and Accutane

I am a 60 year old male who has had acne for 40 years. Eventually, after many years, my doctor sent me to a dermatologist. She prescribed 60mg a day and, after 6 weeks, I feel like a zombie! Aches, pains - I feel my age. Anyone else out there who takes this at my age? ## I would stop Accutane! You do understand that Accutane is a Chemo drug....If you delt with Acne for 40yrs then I would suggest you find others ways that are safer. There are teens and young people like me who now have joints and bones of that of a 60yr old due to this poison. What have you tried in the last 40yrs for your acne? ## I am a 52 year old women who has been on accutane for 1 month. I had severe acne and severe oily skin since I was 13 years old. I am thrilled so far with the results with accutane. I am having...

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Elidel cream 1% 30 grams cost and availability

What is the average cost of this cream, if in fact they do have it available? I would want "30 grams, Elidel 1% cream". Thank you and I would want to purchase it in Algodoness Mexico near Yuma AZ. ## Hello JR, According to various purchasing websites I was able to find Elidel cream 1% (30g) for between $288.69 and $316.26. This is prior to any sort of rebates, sales or coupons. I'm sure that if you were to do some more browsing you would be able to find an even better deal. Unfortunately I can't give you a pricing for anywhere in Mexico as I do not speak spanish and have no access to the local markets there. Hopefully another user in the area can give you a better idea, in the mean time you can consider the online prices. I hope this helps. Just post a reply here if you ...

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Epitrel Cream

My grandma bought me epitrel and it is from Mexico. I do not understand exactly how to use it because it is in Spanish. My acne is about gone but I have scars from it and was told that this is supposed to help. Is this true? How often should I apply it to my face? ## Hi Elizabeth, I can confirm that it is an acne cream, with the US product equivalent called "Retin-A". Epitrel contains the active ingredient Tretinoin; which is mostly used to treat severe acne. The directions say: "Apply a very thin layer, at night, before bed. You only need to use a very small amount. Wash your face in the morning with a good cleanser, then follow with a good moisturizer." Learn More: Tretinoin Details I hope this helps! ## Use a dime size on affected areas only twice a week until your sk...

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Accutane and Infertility

I took accutane almost 14 years ago as a teenager. I am now a 32 year old woman who has just been diagnosed with infertility that they believe is linked to autoimmune issues. I truly believe that accutane is the cause of this; from the research that I have done it seems that accutane has been linked to other thyroid-related diseases, but that they have not yet been able to prove a link between accutane and infertility. There are, however, actually more people like me out there than I originally thought. Being diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction has been a horrific, horrific blow. And while there was plenty of information about accutane and birth defects, no one ever mentioned a possibility of future infertility. I was a teenager! This is a tragedy and I believe something should be done a...

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Musa Ka Gul

Dear Sir/Mam, I want to quit taking Musa Ka Gul, but if i don't take this i feel a headache and my mind doesn't work properly. Thanks for any advice. ## I m using a tobacco product musa ka gul 6 times a day . I m using it in toilet.to get fresh I want to quit from its use.plz help me ## Mubina, Use salt and mustard oil with fingers, as it will help you to remove the addiction. It would be better if you could also mix some menthol oil in this and drink it with warm water after taking meals with lemon. It will remove dental pain. {edited for privacy} ## Miss ka gul kaha meelta he .me dakor me rahta hu our yaha kahi meelta nai he. ## i want to leave musa ka gul as i take 10 times a day. My memory is going to be very poor. ## I have been addicted to it for the last 17 years...I am 3...

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Lynux Family Ointment

Soothing for bolis, cuts, bedsores, piles, cracked lips, etc... ## Where can I get lynux ointment to buy? Live n the u.k. thx ## I have usesd this ointment in the past on boil and it was very effective. May i know where i could get some to buy as i have developed a new boil. ## Does this ointment work for external haemorroids too? ## i would like to know if lynux ointment can be use for hair growth. i need advice and any cream or remedy that will aid hair growth ## where can i buy Lynux Family Ointment? i live in Leeds. ## where can i get the ointment in uk ## I am writing from China .I got to know of this cream from Ghana. How can I get this at any web-based shop in china or abroad? ## Is lynux ointment available here in the UK, to be precise here in London? ## Can linux family ointmen...

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autoimmune disorders linked to accutane?

I took accutane in the early 90's when I was in my 20's. I took all but the last "phase" of the prescription. I had no problems with it at the time. The only warning from my dermatologist was don't get pregnant. In 2009 I developed a blood disorder and autoimmune disorder. I have pain in my joints and fatigue. My husband is convinced that it is from accutane. I have had many stays in the hospital because of this. Has anyone else developed these or similar symptoms? ## Hi, yes, I have been diagnosed with multifocal motor neuropathy recently, which is believed to be autoimmune and currently has no cure. I dont know how to stop the damage. My diagnosis means the disease is progressive, and will cause severe disability. ## Sorry to hear about both your experiences coming...

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Accutane long term side effects

I have a son that took accutane 60 mg a day for six months in a row three years ago. Now after many trips to doctors over strange medical problems, it seems accuatne is the culprit medication that has caused servere joint and muscle pain, severe dry lips, redness in face, eye infections of own immune system attacking itself, systems of osteoarthritis in both shoulders, both wrist and right hand, blood in stool, possible hair loss, abnormal liver function test results in AST and ALT. My son went from being a high school football and track athlete while taking this medication three years ago to someone that is in constant pain just washing a car. After I have researched this drug extensively, I can't believe that the FDA allows this drug originally made for cancer patients to be marke...

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My Xray Report States That I Am Having Hand Fracture Problem And M Severe Pain In Even Dont Able To Work For Sometime Is This Recoverable Doctor Has P

my X-ray report states that i am having hand fracture problem and m having severe pain in hand ..even dont able to work for sometime. is this problem recoverable ?? my Doctor has prescribed 3 Medicines 1)OSTEOWIN-PLUS Tablet 2)ACTIROL SACHET & 3)ENZOWIN Softgels so i want to know about the formulations of all these medicines. Regards ## OSTEOWIN PLUS TABLET INDIA'S FIRST COMPELETE CALCIUM THERAPY CONTAINS CCM+CALCITROL+VITAMIN K2 ## Drives Away D3 Deficiency Vitamin D deficiency is a major concern in India affecting all age groups. ACTIROL SACHET a brand of vitamin D3 containing 60,000 IU of Cholecalciferol has been introduced to address this health concern. Increasing awareness on Vitamin D deficiency and its implications is widening the market of Vitamin – D...

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Where can I buy epitrel?

I used to buy epitrel cream on Amazon but it isn't there now. Where can I purchase it? ## Please let me know the cheapest place online to purchase the product? ## Was this originally an over the counter product? Other threads on this site have listed the active ingredient as Tretinoin, with a US-based equivalent of Retin-A. However, I did search on Amazon and there is a sponsored product which says "compare results to Retin A or Tretinoin", so maybe that could be of some use?

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Sulfur & Cream of Tartar Wafer

Years ago, given to each of us once per day for keeping mosquitos from biting & if they bit us, would not cause problems. ## Where can I find Sulfur and Cream of Tarter Wafers? I took them as a kid and never had any problems with bug bites and ticks and we played in the woods every day. As I got older I never had acne. I wanted to have my daughter try it, but can not find them. They were a little flat wafer about the size of a quarter and chewable. The taste was not bad at all....and a somewhat sweet. Can someone help me find this product if it exists? ## Linda, glad to see that someone besides I remembers these wafers. I still have not found them anywhere but I will keep checking smalltowm pharmicies & hopefully locate them somewhere!!! I just know they were wonderful! ## I fou...

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Accutane Effects After 20 Plus Years...Destruction!

I Took Accutane ore than 20 years ago...for moderate Acne. I Experienced the so called Usual Side effects...Dry Lips chapped lips and joint pain..along with severely irritated Stomach...(Sudden allergy to Diary)and other Problems I was ASSURED would subside...as soon as i stopped taking the ACCUTANE... Well....Lets just say....The effects do gradually subside....and the Acne is better. Something else I discovered is.....Slowly....The Joint pain returns...only much more severely...the Stomach problems get worse...and eventually your stomach might even begin to bleed...and feel as though it was burned by acid.. Then..Maybe you will need an x ray...for some small accident..you May have suffered...At the Young age of 24....possibly on accout of a Dizzy Spell....(Associated?...)Maybe..You fa...

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Iluvien for DME

Has anyone had iluvien insert for Diabetic Macular Endima? What was your criteria to go for Iluvien vs other treatments? ## Hello, Chris! How are you? Inluvien is approved for us in patients who have previously tried a course of corticosteroids and had no significant rise in intraocular pressure. One provides sustained treatment for 36 months. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including cataract formation, optic nerve damage, visual field defects and secondary ocular infection. Has anyone used this that can chime in? ## How many ILUVIEN shots can I get in one eye? I heard that the capsule does not dissolve and remains in the eye forever. I have had just one implant so far and it will wear out soon. It's been almost 3 years since I received it.

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how long must I use persivate ointment?

I have dark marks on my face and I once used it for only 2 weeks and my skin got lighter.the dark marks disappeared as time went.may I still use it again? ## I am having terrible dark marks on my face and I tried almost everything. I am told to buy persivate ointment but when checking how ppl comment about it I become scared. I really need help cos it's frustrating me!

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memory plus can cause breakouts?

Hello po ask ko lang side effect po ba ng memory plus ang pag break out ng acne sa forehead? Dati kasi im taking it tapos nag ka breakout then nung naubos na di na nakabili then napansin ko nawala pimples then ngayon na mag eexam na my mom bought me again and 14 days ko na siya nagagamit i notice my breakout ako sa forehead. Please answer. ## I have the same experience. Maganda sana sya kasi aside from nagiging sharp ang memory, ang ganda din ng tulog ko but I stopped taking it since I got acne breakouts, maybe it contains an ingredient that triggers a certain hormone to cause the breakouts.. ?

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Althea for acne cure

Hi! I'm a 30 y/o single female not sexually active & have never been pregnant; with a history of PCOS (diagnosed when i was 19) and with it comes severe facial/back acne & other skin problems . To correct my condition, my OB prescribed Gracial OCP, which i have to take for a month. As promised, i got my period after finishing the whole pack. However my body seemed to not favor the pill as i gained immense weight immediately, acne got more severe, arm pit /groin darkened severely & dark brown spots appear on my nape and cheek, my skin was at the worse, i was bloated all the time i looked pregnant! It was the most horrible experience of my life. It took it's toll on my self esteem, i was depressed for a while due to my appearance...In my exasperation I did my own resea...

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Omnacortil 60mg side effects

My sister is suffering from hypereosinophilic syndrome since 25/3/2014. She has taken omnocortil 60mg for 20 days & now she is taking 50mg for a week, but later on the dosage has to be decreased to 40mg and 30mg weekly. Currently, she is having some face swelling and weakness so plz guide us. ## I have been suffering from acute colitis for 3 years with no solution. Please advise whether omnacortil can help? ## Those can be normal side effects of this medication, and it is always best to follow a doctor's instructions. And no, this is a steroid class medication that can actually cause acne as a side effect. according to NIH reports, such as nausea, weigh gain, and fluid retention. How are you both doing, now? Are you on any other medications? ## I am taking omnacortil for 6 month...

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What Is The Difference Between Nefrosave Tablet And Nephrocapwhether Use Of These Medicines Will Reduce Serum Creatinine

whether the use of nefrosafe tablet reduces serum creatinine level? How long the tablet can be used by a diabetic patient? what is the difference between nefrosafe and nephrocap? ## Last month my brother serum creatinine1.7mg/dl and blood urea is 40.He is using teriparatide injection and fosamax alternate(one month injection ,daily 20micrograms nd next month weekly one tablet.)Means injection(1st month) - Tablets(2nd month) - Injection is running(this month).This month i check the creatnine,we observed creatinine rises upto 2.6mg/dl.Doctor refers nefrosave tablets. any side effects r there with this and is it safe to take long time. Pls give me the reply. ## is nefrosave lower the creatinine level? how long a diabetic person can use this ? any serious or chronic side-effect of this medi...

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Soravil Cream

It is a cream for psoriasis, looking for more details. ## I have tried Soravil and was sooo disappointed. The woman on the phone had me sp excited and enthusiastic about this product. It did not work at all...as a matter of fact it dried it out and made it itch even more. Plus, It stung soo bad. Not worth the money at all. DO NOT BUY ## Its worked wonders for me for decades. It does work for some people. when nothing else does. you have learned we are all different, dont discourage a treatment to the masses just cause it cant help you. be an adult and care about the others suffering as you do and allow them to try to find what will help them even if it didnt help you ## I was sure I had leopracy - never had psorasis till after 60. I just want to say that this is really expensive and not...

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Unexplained bruises and itching

For months I've been experiencing itching which causes scabs and unexplained bruises that won't go away. What kind of over the counter medicine should I use? ## Hello Lucy, Sounds to me like you need to take a visit to your primary care physician to see what the possible cause could be. I had a family member who was had the same thing happen and when they finally went to the doctor they found out it was because they were thrashing in their sleep. Ultimately they had to do a few sleep studies to find out what was causing the sleep issues. I'm not saying you have the same problem, I'm simply saying it's best to talk with your doctor on the subject to find the root cause rather than treat the symptoms. Keep us updated.

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