Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Accutane Reviw: Accutane Day 1

So I went to see my derm today and all went well and he put me on 20mg Accutane. He said that we'd start out with small doses like 20mg and see how that works, and if it doesn't in a month or two he'll up the dose. I was very surprised at here serious this stuff is though, it is no joke. My derm had to personally tell me about all of dangers of not taking care of my skin and all of the possible side effects. Not only that though, but there is a booklet that he gave me called the iPledge booklet, and there is all of the important info about what and what not to do while on Isotretinoin (Accutane). One of the big things I keep seeing everywhere from the booklet to the actually pills is how important it is to not get pregnant if you’re a girl. I mean just about on every side of the Accutane box and on every page of the booklet it says “Female patients cannot get pregnant.” Also in the booklet there are a few cards, one of which you have to bring to the pharmacy every time you pick up your new prescription, and before that you have to go online and answer some questions before you can do anything.

So I’m to go to the doctor every month and have my blood tested to see if my bodies reacting to the Accutane alright, and then after that I am to see my derm every month as well. So I picked up my prescription, and I was surprised to see that it was called Claravis, which I now know is just a generic brand of Accutane. Still though even if it is exactly the same I still just like to have the actual name brand medicine, but whatever there is nothing I can do about that now. So I have a 30 day supply, and I am to take one pill each day, and after that I have another appointment with my doctor for blood and then my derm.

I took my first pill today at around 5:30pmm and obviously nothing has changed, but I don’t know if I’m tired but I feel a little dazed and confused I guess (I must just be really tired). Anyways I’ll keep you guys updated on anything that changes whether it’s the way I feel or skin wise!



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