I'm 23 and have been struggling with acne forever

Patient

Q: I'm 23 and have been struggling with acne forever and I'm absolutely sick of it. I'm on Ortho Tri-Cyclinde for birth control. I'm been researching accutane, how would that work?

Doctor

A:   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.

Accutane contains retinoic acid group drug. It is often used in the treatment of acne not responding to the antibiotics like azithromycin/ doxycycline.
It acts by destroying the sebaceous glands which are responsible for producing acne.
I advise my patients to take this drug at night time after meals.
Along with it, take plenty of water.
Do not pop out the acne.

I hope this helps.
Take care.

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