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Acne vulgaris (or cystic acne) is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea (scaly red skin), c...
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Accutane 160,075 Benzoyl Peroxide 72,813 Retin A 28,806
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Accutane
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Doxycycline
Other name: Isotretinoin (Isotretinoin)
Other name: Doxycyline (Doxycyline)
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Isotretinoin, International Nonproprietary Name, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne, however, it is also employed for a number of cancers and a few severe skin conditions. It was first developed to be used as a chemotherapy medication for the t...
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Doxycycline International Nonproprietary Name is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by P...
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Dry Lips
7
Tiredness
4
Itching
4
Joint Pain
4
Headaches
3
Chapped Lips
3
Peeling
3
Allergies
3
Flushing
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Dry Eyes
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Nausea
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Depression
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Fever
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Dizzy
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Dry Eyes
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Sun Sensitivity
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Joint Pain
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Stomach Problems
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Candida
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Isotretinoin, International Nonproprietary Name, is a medication used mostly for cystic acne, however, it is also employed for a number of cancers and a few severe skin conditions. It was first developed to be used as a chemotherapy medication for the t...
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Doxycycline International Nonproprietary Name is a member of the tetracycline antibiotics group, and is commonly used to treat a variety of infections. Doxycycline is a semisynthetic tetracycline invented and clinically developed in the early 1960s by P...
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I switched to accutane for about a year and it worked...
" ...form of doxycycline and it helped, but I didnt like the side effects. I got severe dry mouth, and had some problems with sweating. I switched to accutane for about a year and it worked very well,... "

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. I hear accutane is better but i never tried . And i heard...
" ...months after cycle before i went to the docs . He perscribed me doxycycline , wich took a month but worked great . I hear accutane is better but i never tried . And i heard... "

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did have side effects severe dry eyes and very chapped lips...
" ...to wash my face. So the derm recommended I take doxycycline for one month to clear up my face that even worked. The accutane did have side effects severe dry eyes and very chapped lips. It also... "

worried about the sides, my side affects were minor dry lips...
" ...it came back. ACCUTANE! Stop being so worried about the sides, my side affects were minor... "

doing that good so he switched me to Accutane. He wants me...
" ...I was previously on doxycycline and it worked. However I ...that good so he switched me to Accutane. He ...have now. So I should let my current symptoms subside and then start the Accutane... "

is the most effective acne medication but it is often...
" Accutane is the most effective acne medication but it ...serious side effects..Also,doxycycline worked great for me a year... "

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and the accutane did nothing long term. Good luck. I...
" ...clear and the accutane did nothing long term. Good luck. I used doxycycline for years with great... "

I just want the dam accutane! where did u go through?...
" ...me on two medications, Doxycycline? and Monocycline? And they didnt work. I dont wana go ...just want the dam accutane! where d... "

as expensive as Accutane and works great if your acne isn't...
" ...works well, it's a pill... Not NEARLY as expensive as Accutane and works great if your acne isn't severe. Not really any ...it, except that m... "

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than the side effects from accutane (basically just dry...
" accutane isn't a new drug. it's ...majority of people using accutane have no problems ...the side effects i got from doxycycline were much more severe than the side effects from accutane (basic... "

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