Kravitz and Henry 
Burke
Dermatology

Accutane Side Effects
 Reactions  Recommendations

Chapped lips (chelitis)

Lip balm, Vasaeline, Blistex
Vaseline Lip therapy,
Sample ointments

Dry Skin & Itching

Lubriderm, Moisturel,
Purpose, Aveeno Lotion.

Nosebleeds

Humidify bedroom, Poly-sporin or Bacitracin to
nasal mucosa twice daily,
best at bedtime. Vaseline
will work.

Inflamation of Eyelids & Dry Eyes (esp. with contacts)

Articifial tear drops
(not Visine/Murine). May
need to wear glasses,
not contacts. Tears Naturelle.

Bone, Joint, Muscle Pains

Aspirin, non-aspirin pain relliever (Advil)
Avoid excessive or vigorous execise

Rash

Moisturizer, mild bath
soap (Dove, Basis)

Sun Sensitivity 

Moisturizer, mild bath
soap (Dove, Basis)

Tender Gums/Bleeding

Regular dental hygiene


CONTACT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF:

Uncertain about effective contraception (women only)
Spotting or irregular bleeding
Possibility of pregnancy
Headache, blurred vision
Gastrointestinal problems i.e. diarrhea, bloody stools, etc
Additional medication have been prescribed or recommended
Any other problems that may arise

CHANGES IN MOOD

Depression
Suicide thoughts
Sadness
Loss of energy
Changes in sleep or appetite pattern

TAKE YOUR ACCUTANE WITH FOOD

AVOID HAIR REMOVAL, ELECTROLYSIS, OR WAXING TO
REMOVE HAIR.