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Accutane vs. Doxycycline for Acne

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Other Names: Isotretinoin   Claravis   Sotret   Amnesteem   Isotrex

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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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... Read more on Wikipedia
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By NightDiver
March 11, 2014
NightDiver wrote
Accutane
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By Aimee
March 8, 2014
Aimee wrote
Natural alternatives to Accutane and other chemical cures
Happy that this method worked for you! But there's no one cure-all for anyone. I tried every possible solution over a number of years and nothing worked. I was reluctant to try Accutane for the reasons you've mentioned, but it's worked for me (with side effects)
NightDiver  |  March 11, 2014
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By Allison
February 27, 2014
Allison wrote
Doxcycline and Levaquine - Tendonitis
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By Bibby
February 22, 2014
Bibby wrote
Accutane chronic stiffness years later
Consider Lyme disease. A lot of the side effects of Accutane are the symptoms of Lyme. Therefore it makes it tough to know for sure. However, since Accutane weakens your defenses the bacteria advance. Your broken ankle was a traumatic event that probably didn't help anything. It may seem lame, but Lyme disease is a hidden epidemic in this country. It crosses the placenta, and some sources think it can be transmitted sexually. Most of the time testing reveals little clues, even the testin
Jaz  |  March 5, 2014
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By Horrified
February 19, 2014
Horrified wrote
Accutane
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By Masood Akbarzada
February 11, 2014
Masood Akbarzada wrote
ACCUTANE - Watery Eyez, runny nose, body stifness, stress, Anxiety, Lack of work will,
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By Andrew
February 3, 2014
Andrew wrote
Accutane - Forgetfulness
You need to go in I had foggy brain and I also got type 2 diabetes from accutane at 23 and I am only 120 pounds
April 19, 2014
This happened to my son in college. The accutane caused damage to his brain to the point he fainted during a test, had to go to the hospital and doctors were convinced he had multiple sclerosis. Accutane destroyed the coating on the neurons. Please go and have the ms test. My son stopped accutane and is slowly improving. But has constant migraines and anxiety.
True  |  February 19, 2014
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By nurse with photophobia due to eye infection
January 26, 2014
nurse with photophobia due to eye infection wrote
Severe Painful Photophobia following eye surgery
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By The Momma
November 4, 2013
The Momma wrote
Nightmares
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By daniela
October 19, 2013
daniela wrote
Do I use Dalacin T. and BP at the same time?
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By Carriecarrot
September 28, 2013
Carriecarrot wrote
Shingles and accutane
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By KaylaKitty
September 6, 2013
KaylaKitty wrote
Accutane and an Appendectomy
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By cmsf
September 5, 2013
cmsf wrote
Accutane
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By Mary
August 26, 2013
Mary wrote
Doxycycine is poison!!
My neck is real read itchy and peeling then burns
Tammy henry  |  April 17, 2014
I have been taking these twice a day for almost the last month for my perioral dermititis. I did try taking them without food which is the best way for them to be more effective. However; I did notice that especially in the morning it makes me quite nauseous. You MUST drink alot of water and even if you do you may have to eat a little with them. It is a pretty powerful antibiotic and honestly one of the main issues can be dehydration which can cause all of the symptoms listed in previous post.
Larisa  |  March 24, 2014
Were you guys eating with your antibiotics? They can make you very sick on an empty stomach.
February 28, 2014
just lower your dosage i guess and eat yogurt+ drink alot of water
powmowpow  |  January 16, 2014
I was put on Doxy 1 100 mg 2 times a day. I started a heacache and nauseous feeling. Kept taking them until the 5th day. My headache was so severe, nausea was worse. I couldn't take the headache anymore. Looked up side effects of doxy and first one was a severe and unusual headache, then nausea....etc. I stopped them, drank lots of water to flush it out of me. Headache gone within a couple of days. Spoke to my dr and got a script for something different.
Whew, worst headache ever!
ChristineW  |  November 15, 2013
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By Speshlk
August 16, 2013
Speshlk wrote
Accutane helping gluten intolerance side effects
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What patients are saying about Accutane vs. Doxycycline

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of the sun so im thinking its going to work like roaccutane
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stopping the doxycycline and starting accutane. It...
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you go right from being on Doxycycline to going on Accutane...
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that good so he switched me to Accutane. He wants me on it...
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did nothing for me...I would suggest going right to Accutane...
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