The American Academy of Pediatrics makes the following recommendations for Accutane:
Isotretinoin should not be given to women of childbearing potential unless the following conditions are met:
What To Expect:
It may take a month or two before the full benefits of this medication are observed. Acne may worsen during the first few days of therapy.
How To Take This Medication:
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of vitamin A-type drugs (including etretinate and vitamin A itself), minocycline and tetracycline.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor approval.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
Do not store in the bathroom.
Notes: Do not allow anyone else to take this medication.
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