10 Things You Should To Avoid While Taking Accutane

1. Do Not Get Pregnant While Taking Accutane

2. Do Not Breast Feed

Do not breast feed while taking Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane. We do not know if Accutane can pass through your milk and harm the baby.

10 Things You Should To Avoid While Taking Accutane

3. Do Not Give Blood

Do not give blood while you take Accutane and for 1 month after stopping Accutane. If someone who is pregnant gets your donated blood, her baby may be exposed to Accutane and may be born with birth defects.

4. Do Not Take Vitamin A Supplements

Vitamin A in high doses has many of the same side effects as Accutane. Taking both together may increase your chance of getting side effects.

5. Do Not Have Cosmetic Procedures

Do not have cosmetic procedures to smooth your skin, including waxing, dermabrasion, or laser procedures, while you are using Accutane and for at least 6 months after you stop. Accutane can increase your chance of scarring from these procedures. Check with your prescriber for advice about when you can have cosmetic procedures.

6. Avoid Sunlight And Ultraviolet Lights As Much As Possible

Tanning machines use ultraviolet lights. Accutane may make your skin more sensitive to light.

7. Do Not Use Birth Control Pills That Do Not Contain Estrogen

They may not work while you take Accutane. Ask your prescriber or pharmacist if you are not sure what type you are using.

8. Do Not Take Accutane With Antibiotics Unless You Talk To Your Prescriber

For some antibiotics, you may have to stop taking Accutane until the antibiotic treatment is finished. Use of both drugs together can increase the chances of getting increased pressure in the brain.

9. Corticosteroid Or Anticonvulsant (Seizure) Medication

Talk with your doctor if you are currently taking an oral or injected corticosteroid or anticonvulsant (seizure) medication prior to using Accutane. These drugs may weaken your bones.

10. Talk With Your Doctor If You Plan To Take Other Drugs Or Herbal Products

This is especially important for patients using birth control pills and other hormonal types of birth control because the birth control may not work as effectively if you are taking certain drugs or herbal products. You should not take the herbal supplement St. Johnís Wort because this herbal supplement may make birth control pills not work as effectively.