Posted by: Tash | 2008/10/06

PURBAC 480mg

I am 31 and wants to know the negative side effects for using Purbac. I have a skin problem at the moment and also went on Diane 35. Is it a good combination? Is Purbac good?

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Yes, it's a effective combination that is frequently prescribed for acne. Diarrhoea and nausea/vomiting are some of the more common seide-effects

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Our users say:
Posted by: Anonymous | 2016/01/21

Hi, i just want to know does purbac in any way cause your skin to be very oily? I have suddenly developed a very oily skin especially my face since using it.

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Posted by: coleen | 2015/01/27

I've been using purbac for 8 mnths now. Have not had any signs of acne ever since. I love it

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Posted by: Primrose | 2014/11/25

I told my dermatology that I'm breastfeeding and he said he will give something mild it won't affect my baby,he gave me purbac480 but now my baby has sever rash and I don't want stop breastfeeding because of this, I have stopped using these tables cause I don't wanna stop long does it take for them to clear on my system?or should I stop breastfeeding?please advise me

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Posted by: Nicolaas | 2009/02/07

Started after using Purbac 480mg since December. Is the medication the cause? Started with itching and then turned to sores after scratching.

Nick van den Berg

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Posted by: Pharmacist | 2008/10/09


You really should see a doctor regarding this persistant diarrhoea. It may need treatment other than simple loperamide (betaperamide). Best of luck.

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Posted by: madeleine | 2008/10/08

Please help me, I am suffering from severe diarrhoea since the 16th July, I have stopped the Purbac as it is definately that which is causing it. Can you PLEASE assist me with ways that can control this horrid diarrhoea, or better end it. I am on tablets for diarrhoea / beterperimide, to give me only some relief.

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