Questions

Acnetane & Alcohol

Question: My doctor prescribed me Acnetane for a preiod of 6 months. I have heard that one of the side effects of this medication is liver/kidney problems. I have a very social life and drink alot of alcohol with my friends. Can I continue drinking the way I do? Or should I stop completely?
Answer:

You do not have to stop drinking completely but keep in mind liver malfunction is one of the side effects occasionally suffered by those taking accutane medications. Also the use of Accutane can significantly increase cholesterol and triglyceride levels, the use of alcohol during the accutane treatment will further increase the levels of triglyceride and cholesterol.

Meagan, Esthetician