If you have acne you've probably have heard of a medicine called Accutane - which is powerful treatment for severe acne problems.
While it's not on the market anymore - it was one of the most effective ways to treat a variety of acne problems....... Including resistant ones like inflamed cysts and nodules.
While there have been a few minor side effect listed for this medication, more serious ones have been reported - like ulcerative colitis and depression.....
Simply put, Accutane (which belongs to a class of drugs called retinoids) works by reducing oil production. This in turn decreases dead cell build up, clogged pores, and inflammation.
But this also causes side effects like dried chapped lips, itching skin, nosebleeds, eye irritation, and some people even developedrashes.
Many claim that taking vitamin E can help relieve some of the dryness. But there are no studies on that.
Other more serious side effects include headache, joint pain, thinning hair, intestinal problems, and live problems.
So how bad are these side effects and how many people actually suffer from severe side effects? Well, some research suggests that up to 90% of Accutane uses suffer from dry, cracked, or chapped lips.
And up to 80% suffer from dry itching skin and nosebleeds. And about 40% of users suffer from dry eye problems and irritation.
While exact numbers are not available, there have been about 5,000 lawsuits against the drug company Roche.
While the numbers are not clear – somewhere between 20-40 % of Accutane users still suffer from acne.
If you’re still suffering from acne consider a more gentler skin care for acne approach to reduce oily skin and prevent that acne rebounding.
And, if you have mature skin with some wrinkling, then you need to use a product that won't dry the skin out too much or increase your chances of developing more lines and wrinkles.
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