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    Default isotretinoin for acne treatment


    I have a severe acne problem on my face and back.

    I am having isotretinoin 10 mg for acne treatment.
    I had a 6 weeks course of isotretinoin 20 mg last year. and after that my acne problem was gone for around 1 year.
    But it kind of triggered hair fall doctor told me it would stop after i stop taking the medicine.
    but it didn't.

    And Recently I can see acne again on my face and shoulder and back , so i was prescribed for the same course but this time 10 mg.

    It seems there is no permanent cure for this.

    I came to know about pantathonic acid (B5) and zinc are very effective in curing skin problems.

    So, I wanted to ask if I can go for B5 and zinc suppliments along with isotretinoin 20 mg.
    If yes, then for what mg ,doses and duration.

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    **Deepak Ghimire** Male

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    Welcome to dermatalk Abhi. Although isotretinoin can be taken along with zinc and B5, it is wise to consult the derm (that prescribed u isotretinoin). These combination will work for severe acne but sometimes make your skin severely dry, as both isotretinoin and B5 can make you skin very dry. You may give it a try, but be warned it doesn't work wonder for everyone. In addition you may also add biotin to your regimen ( so u won't have hair fall issues)

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    thanks for your advice...I will surely consult my my doctor regarding the same.

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    I have one more question.I have been taking homeopathic medicine for treating hair loss.
    So, Can I take Biotin supplements along with it?

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    **kevinkrieger** Male

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    Nov 2013


    Accutane is effective in acne problem but it has own pros and cons. So I would recommend consult your doctor first.

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    **Xavier Seth** Male

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    Nov 2013


    Biotin Supplements is not good for acne so I think that you should not take biotin supplement while you are suffering from acne problem. So please consult your doctor before taking this type supplements.

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    It depends to your skin?? Either it suits to your skin or not. I think you should be sure about the product first.

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