How Should I Take Accutane?

Do Not Take Accutane -

If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or become pregnant during Accutane treatment.

Do Not Take Accutane -

Unless you completely understand its possible risks and are willing to follow all of the instructions.

Tell Your Prescriber -

If you or someone in your family has had any kind of mental problems, asthma, liver disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, weak bones, anorex a nervosa, or any other important health problems.

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Then,

  • You Will Get No More Than A 30-day Supply Of Accutane At A Time.
    To be sure you check in with your prescriber each month to discuss side effects.


  • Your Prescription Should Have A Special Self-adhesive Sticker Attached To It.
    The sticker is YELLOW. If your prescription does not have this yellow self-adhesive sticker, call your prescriber. The pharmacy should not fill your prescription unless it has the yellow self-adhesive sticker.
  • The Amount Of Accutane You Take Has Been Specially Chosen For You And May Change During Treatment.

  • You Will Take Accutane 2 Times A Day With A Meal, Unless Your Prescriber Tells You Otherwise.
    Swallow your Accutane capsules with a full glass of liquid. This will help prevent the medication inside the capsule from irritating the lining of your esophagus (connection between mouth and stomach). For the same reason, do not chew or suck on the capsule.

  • If You Miss A Dose, Just Skip That Dose. Do Not Take 2 Doses The Next Time.

  • You Should Return To Your Prescriber As Directed To Make Sure You Don't Have Signs Of Serious Side Effects.
    Because some of Accutane serious side effects show up in blood tests, some of these visits may involve blood tests (monthly visits for female patients should always include a urine or serum pregnancy test).