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Is Accutane an antibiotic?

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2006/07/07 20:56:16 (permalink)

Is Accutane an antibiotic?

Starting to get a little acne and im worried it might get worse during pct so thinking of getting some Accutane but me and antibiotics dont mix very well. Any topical creams as effective?
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 21:17:33 (permalink)
    acutane has very bad sides and cn be dangerous
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 21:20:56 (permalink)
    No it's not an antibiotic mate

    It is a retinoid

    Not related to antibiotics at all
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 21:22:23 (permalink)
    As Power said it's a harsh medicine though.....
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 21:56:52 (permalink)
    Probably not suitable for the mild acne I have. Thanks for the replies
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 22:40:52 (permalink)
    Depending on how bad it is you could probably get an antibiotic prescribed by your gp which works in 90% of cases. If its mild then you can just buy something like panoxyl over the counter in any chemist which definitely helps

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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/07 23:23:34 (permalink)
    Id prefer to avoid antibiotics if possible, I'll look panoxyl up. Ive also heard of tretinoin, dont know if it is any good though.
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 00:13:29 (permalink)
    accutane is indeed hardcore, id research carefully mate.

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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 00:47:13 (permalink)
    if your just starting to get it try the benzoil peroxide crams and stuff like that. some people also reccomend b5. that should keep it under control, accutane is really for acne that people have had from years and usually scaring.
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 08:46:30 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mr.Anaconda

    Id prefer to avoid antibiotics if possible, I'll look panoxyl up. Ive also heard of tretinoin, dont know if it is any good though.


    Isotretenoin is the generic name for accutance.

    Bbig, you might remember I emailed you about a source of this. The price was worryingly cheap so I'm just going to wait on my dermatologist appointment.

    You must remember that generics dont always go through stringent testing procedures, hence why the cost is so low. But obviously you are taking a much greater risk than a product like Roaccutane. However the increased testing is reflected in the price.

    Try the conventional methods first before considering accutane. Unfortunately none of them worked for me, but my gp told me that the antibiotics and creams will work in 90% of cases so you've got a good chance!!
    post edited by irishbeast - 2006/07/08 10:13:15

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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 12:14:03 (permalink)
    Agreed. Its a Vitamin-A derivative.
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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 12:19:19 (permalink)
    Irish, believe me If I have given a contact my blessing it will be real.

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    RE: Is Accutane an antibiotic? 2006/07/08 19:00:36 (permalink)
    Yeah Im not doubting its real. maybe i didnt explain it well. I meant to say roac is the way forward due to the testing, but is a more expensive option

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