Ensuring Your Safety With Accutane
Drug InteractionsAccutane can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Accutane Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Accutane?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Depression or any other mental illness
- High triglycerides
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, hepatitis, or cirrhosis
- Weak bones due to osteoporosis or other conditions
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Accutane and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Accutane and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Accutane Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?People who take too much Accutane may experience effects such as (but not limited to):
- Facial flushing
- Inflammation or cracking of the corners of the mouth
- Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
- Coordination problems.
If you happen to take an overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Accutane Overdose for more information.)