Accutane vs Doxycycline

Accutane
(Rx)
Doxycycline
(Rx)
Accutane is an acne medication.
Doxycycline is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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3.0
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.4
Concern level
2.4
Helpfulness
for Acne
2.3
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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May 7, 1982
October 27, 1983
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
396,872 Discussions
65,773 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Cystic Acne
#3 for Rosacea
Accutane is prescribed for Acne and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Acne
#2 for Infection
#3 for Lyme
#4 for Chlamydia
#6 for Rosacea
#7 for Itching
#8 for Inflammation
#9 for UTI
#10 for Malaria
#11 for Mycoplasma
#14 for Syphilis
#15 for NSU
Our data suggest that Doxycycline is taken for Acne and Lyme, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Infection and Chlamydia.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Acc
Dry Lips
7
Tiredness
4
Itching
4
Joint Pain
4
Headaches
4
Chapped Lips
3
Peeling
3
Allergy
3
Dry Eyes
3
Flushing
3
Dox
Nausea
8
Depression
6
Dizziness
3
Joint Pain
3
Stomach Problems
2
Sun Sensitivity
2
Tingling
2
Sore Throat
2
Numbness
1
Bloating
1
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Accutane
Acc
Doxycycline
Dox
Dry Lips
Acc
Dox
7
0
Tiredness
Acc
Dox
4
0
Itching
Acc
Dox
4
0
Joint Pain
Acc
Dox
4
3
Headaches
Acc
Dox
4
0
Chapped Lips
Acc
Dox
3
0
Peeling
Acc
Dox
3
0
Allergy
Acc
Dox
3
0
Dry Eyes
Acc
Dox
3
0
Flushing
Acc
Dox
3
0
Nausea
Dox
Acc
8
0
Depression
Dox
Acc
6
0
Dizziness
Dox
Acc
3
0
Joint Pain
Dox
Acc
3
4
Stomach Problems
Dox
Acc
2
0
Sun Sensitivity
Dox
Acc
2
0
Tingling
Dox
Acc
2
0
Sore Throat
Dox
Acc
2
0
Numbness
Dox
Acc
1
0
Bloating
Dox
Acc
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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X Category X
Accutane is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Accutane and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 10 mg, 20 mg, 40 mg
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Isotretinoin
Doxycycline Hyclate, Doxycycline Monohydrate, Doxycycline Calcium
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Accutane and Doxycycline: Should not be taken together. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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