advertisement
Question
Posted by: Colin | 2011/01/11

Oratane over use

I was prescribed Oratane for my acne. I took one 20mg capsule daily for about 6-7 months which cleared my face up nicely. However I didn''t realise how powerful/strong Oratane is and continued using it for an additional year taking 2 capsules a week or roughly 8-9 capsules a month. (I didn''t consult a dermatologist during the year) I only realised now how wrong my actions were and I am worried about the side effects of this over use (19months total usage, I don''t seem to have any of the notable side effects of oratane usage). I am a 23 year old male. Please assist.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageAnti-ageing expert

Hi Colin, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my response.

Your best option would be to consult your family doctor and ask for some blood tests to check for any changes the Roaccutane may have produced. It is unlikely that any abnormalities will be found as we have had a number of patients that have followed your regime (albeit for shorter durations) with no problems.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: anti-ageing expert | 2011/01/20

Hi Colin, thank you for the question and my apologies for the delay with my response.

Your best option would be to consult your family doctor and ask for some blood tests to check for any changes the Roaccutane may have produced. It is unlikely that any abnormalities will be found as we have had a number of patients that have followed your regime (albeit for shorter durations) with no problems.

Reply to anti-ageing expert

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement