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Accutane or a generic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   How can I get a perscription for Accutane or a generic?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Do you write perscriptions for Accutane or a generic? I am a 46 year old woman who has always had problems with acne but nothing has really worked
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   What have you used for acne till now?
User :   everything since I was 15! Retin A, every kind of anitbiotic - you name it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Accutane is a good option if you have not tried till now
Doctor :   or else, you can even go for certain dermatological procedures
Doctor :   like laser treatments, have you consulted dermatologist for the same?

User :   I discussed this with my primary care physician and she referred me to a dermatologist but I have called around and cannot get in to see one for at least 3-4 months! I have also had laser reserfacing that helped with the scarring but now I am seeing more scarring because I can't get rid of the acne.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Laser treatment is definitive line
User :   Would you be so kind as to write me a perscription for Accutane or generic? I have read about all risks and understand that the primary risk is to unborn baby but I have had a tubal ligation and would be willing to sign up with ipledge if necessary.
Doctor :   I am not allowed to do it

Doctor :   so, you should go in for a valid prescription to get the drug
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   Prescription can be done only after examining the patient in person

Doctor :   You can consult your GP for the prescription
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
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