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Vitamins and Supplements to enhance Accutane

Question: I have recently started my second round of Accutane and I was wondering how taking different vitamins and supplements would affect my results.I am 150lbs and I take 20mg sortet every day, along with vitamin C,B,E, Zinc, Garlic Tablets, Acidophilus and a normal multivitamin with little vitamin A in it (as beta carotene I think)
Answer:

Information I found regarding Accutane and its drug interactions state that additional vitamin A is advised against to avoid toxic effects. Using a multivitamin daily is fine while taking Accutane, many times dermatologists will actually suggest patients incorporate the use of vitamin E while taking Accutane. Doing so will not effect the results of the Accutane in any way. Unfortunately I was unable to find any supportable information on the use of garlic supplements with Accutane, thus I would discuss further with your prescribing physician. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician