I've been taking these pills called 'Akinol'? (not sure if thats right.. I got it from korea) for 2 years now and they worked really well for me. But becausec I don't go to korea that often, my dermatologist gave my dad accutane 10mg to give to me. Thing is, I heard that accutane is for people with really severe acne and I don't have severe acne. In fact, I have no pimples at all, just oily skin especially on my nose after 2/3 hours and some scarring.. But definitely lots of blackheads and enlarged pores. I also read on another forum that people experienced really dry skin for several years after they stopped taking this? The reason I wanted to get another prescription was to control my oil but if these are going to dry my skin out for the next 10 years and make me look aged, I'm very resistant on taking them.. But I haven't taken medication for a few weeks now and I'm getting very oily! What will 10mg of accutane do to me? I got 80 pills so they'll last me around 3 months and after that, hopefully my oil will have subsided for the good (ish - i know its not a permanent fix). Will these dry me out too much? Or is the dosage too little to cause any serious dryness/'aged skin' in the long run? I really want to know what 10mg will do to my skin before I start taking them :/
How are you? Accutane, a form of vitamin A is usually indicated to reduce the amount of oil released by oil glands in the skin and to treat severe nodular acne. It is usually given after other acne medicines or antibiotics have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms. Side effects may indeed include dryness or peeling of skin as well as dizziness, joint or back pain and changes in the toenails or fingernails. But side effects may vary from person to person and may not be present to all. It is best that you take the medicine as prescribed and to have regular follow-up with your dermatologist. Take care and do keep us posted.
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