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Accutane and Marijuana

Posted by Ryan on October 31, 1998 at 18:41:31:

Dear Dr. Stoll,
I am considering starting accutane to cure my acne.
I know that I can not drink while on this drug, but I was wondering if smoking marijuana while on accutane would have any serious side effects. I know you might say I shouldn't smoke it in the first place, but I am in college and not drinking here is going to be difficult. I would at least like to be able to smoke on occasion. Is accutane and marijuana a bad combination for my physical health besides that they both cause depression???

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Re: Accutane and Marijuana

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 01, 1998 at 09:59:17:

In Reply to: Accutane and Marijuana posted by Ryan on October 31, 1998 at 18:41:31:

Dear Ryan,

Since the answer to your question is highly individual, only the prescribing physician can answer it for you. This is why a complete history & physical is required before prescribing Accutane. This is why it is "available by prescription only".

If this is a subject you cannot discuss with your prescribing doc, you are going to the wrong doc.

If the required history & physical was not done, your doc cannot answer this question any better than the package insert.

Finally, if you are really interested in resolving your acne, you will go to the archives for this bb and learn about your other options. Nothing is said about avoiding marijuana since I know of no research that says it is a problem for the average person. That may be because research in this area is forbidden since it is an "illegal drug".

TALK ABOUT A "CATCH 22"! Half of the population has used marijuana and research into its effects is forbidden.


Re: Accutane

Posted by Marie on January 17, 1999 at 03:43:08:

In Reply to: Accutane and Marijuana posted by Ryan on October 31, 1998 at 18:41:31:

THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE! I stopped my course of accutane (my second course) and went on an incredible program - drug free and my skin cleared within a month! If you would like to know more, please contact me and I will send you info - no obiligation! I know it will help you too - I had acne for 15 years previously; this program is amazing - there is nothing in the world like it - I had tried everything else under the sun and THIS IS THE ONLY THING that has cleared my skin; accutane cleared it for a year then it came back - I didn't want to keep taking such a heavy drug. Please contact me:
PS I posted a similar notice on this board over a year ago and still testify that this is the best thing for problem skin. Regards, Marie.

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Re: Accutane

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 18, 1999 at 09:33:45:

In Reply to: Re: Accutane posted by Marie on January 17, 1999 at 03:43:08:

Dear Marie,

I hope you will share with this free bulletin board what this option is. That is what this 'site if for and is why I donate an average of 6 hours a day to it.


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